A new study says the population could hit 12 billion by 2100, though it doesn’t take into account the effects of climate change, food shortages, disease, or conflict.
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields.
A soft, lightweight exoskeleton developed at Harvard applies assistive force without interfering with a person’s normal gait.
Companies that use natural gas as a raw material find the U.S. an increasingly attractive place to be.
A California factory recently built by Japanese-German firm DMG Mori Seiki makes the case for the future of U.S. advanced manufacturing.
A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
Record levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reflect a healthier economy, cheap fossil fuels, and the absence of effective carbon-reducing policies.
Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.
A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.
A powerful new way to generate electricity could eventually make electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer.