Despite massive resources all over the world, only three countries have managed to produce shale gas at commercial scale.
Efficient Power Conversion has launched gallium nitride chips that promise higher efficiency and lower cost than silicon.
Researchers show that devices based on a material derived from wood work as well as the communications chip in your smartphone.
A new approach to robot learning was tested in Minecraft, the popular open-ended computer game.
Seeing people on the other side of metal walls has never been possible despite the array of high-tech sensors that can peer through other materials. That looks set to change.
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
A company’s novel technology could make custom medical devices and car parts— not to mention shoes that fit just right.
Nobody mentions the big problem with 3-D printing: how to do it in color. Now they won’t have to, thanks to a new technique.
Oculus reveals its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Oculus Rift, and hand controls for interacting with digital objects and making gestures.