Throw away your batteries. Tiny nanowires could power medical implants, even your iPod.
A novel approach to concentrating sunlight could cut solar panel costs.
A proposed engine design approaches the efficiency of gas-electric hybrids, but could be far cheaper.
The world's critical energy problems require solutions beyond those that policymakers are exploring now.
A novel catalytic method could let you fill up your tank with coal-derived diesel, cutting U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
A biological template ramps up electrode performance and scales down size.
A new membrane makes fuel cells more powerful and less expensive to produce.
A test-rocket explosion notwithstanding, SpaceX is still forging ahead with a new, low-cost orbital rocket.
A new process using jet fuel made from coal could reduce oil dependence, and improve fuel performance in advanced aircraft.
Advances in methanol synthesis, coupled with improved fuel cell technology, could make it a viable alternative to gasoline.