Once the rising star of the clean-tech industry, the advanced battery maker faces an uncertain future.
Large sheets made from carbon nanotubes could lead to lighter aircraft and more resilient space probes.
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Researchers have demonstrated a long-lasting device for making hydrogen from sunlight and water—but funding is running out.
A startup called Voxel8 is using materials expertise to extend the capabilities of 3-D printing.
A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.
Startup aims to give mobile devices the power to display full-color holographic images and video.
Nanostructured sheets of silicon can bend light in unusual ways, eliminating the need for bulky lenses.
The chemical company BASF says the basic type of battery used now in hybrids could be improved tenfold, leading to cheaper electric cars.
A Caltech scientist creates tiny lattices with enormous potential.
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We need crops that can adapt to a less predictable environment.
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
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A new way to produce metals could have wide-ranging effects.