Nanostructured electrodes and active materials could shrink batteries for portable electronics and electric vehicles.
The new U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology hopes a large federal research database will help spur innovation.
Sulfur causes costly problems for high-temperature fuel cells. Tufts U. researchers may have found an answer.
Carbon nanotube-based membranes will dramatically cut the cost of desalination.
A new way to create complex nanostructures will improve batteries and solar panels.
Hybrid trucks and buses could significantly cut U.S. fuel consumption, but initial high costs are holding them back.
New thermophotovoltaic materials could replace alternators in cars and save fuel.
Cars with advanced batteries get 100 mpg and boast far greater range than all-electric vehicles.
Bioengineer Tim Gardner says synthetic biology could create bacteria that produce electricity from waste more efficiently.
A123 Systems has built a powerful, lightweight lithium-ion battery pack that could lower the price of hybrid vehicles.