Nanowires that convert motion into current could lead to textiles that can generate power.
The DOE's decision to abandon FutureGen could accelerate clean-coal technology.
Exotic materials and cheaper substrates could lead to better photovoltaics.
Bacteria in termite guts could make ethanol from noncorn sources cheaper.
A new process uses sunlight and a nanostructured catalyst to inexpensively and efficiently generate hydrogen for fuel.
Energy companies pour millions into nanotechnology for oil and gas recovery.
New lead-acid batteries could achieve high performance.
Engineered E. coli proves efficient at churning out the biofuel.
Some still question the vehicle's chances of success, despite a boost from India.
Fuel standards will likely be achievable but won't encourage innovation.