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.
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.
Oculus reveals its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Oculus Rift, and hand controls for interacting with digital objects and making gestures.
One software startup is taking a different approach to the automation of driving.
Manufactured materials could lead to breakthroughs in batteries, supercapacitors, and eventually carbon-capture systems.
Predicted lithium shortages are leading to novel technologies for recovering the element, now found mostly in salt lakes in South America.