Grid computing is becoming an affordable utility for everyone.
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.