Panelists at the Emerging Technologies Conference voiced an urgent need for aggressive policies to promote energy efficiency, renewable power sources, and carbon sequestration.
MIT researchers are developing low-cost manufacturing methods based on the rapid reproduction of viruses. Angela Belcher, a panelist at the Emerging Technology Conference, explains.
Hydrogen may never be feasible as a fuel for vehicles, but BMW is pushing ahead anyway with an advanced hydrogen-gas combustion hybrid.
This power system could make it feasible to generate cheap electricity from lukewarm geothermal sources.
Thin-film technology is still expensive, but it could soon run remote sensors and medical implants--and one day electric vehicles.
Adding a chemical found in antifreeze to fuel cells could provide a longer-lasting alternative to batteries in portable electronics.
Not everyone gets a solar cell named after them: but Michael Gratzel did. He says his novel technology, which promises electricity-generating windows and low manufacturing costs, is ready for the market.
Technology has taken oil exploration to new depths--and found a huge reserve.
GM and partners vow to beat Toyota with mechanical engineering.
An MIT battery expert says advances in materials and engineering can realistically double capacities in the next 10 years, without sacrificing safety.