At the current rate of construction, there won’t be enough nuclear plants worldwide to meet critical carbon emissions targets.
New technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity.
Solar City’s acquisition of a solar-panel startup could help it lower installation costs and produce inexpensive solar power, but it’ll need more production capacity.
Academics and pharmaceutical companies alike are looking to electrical implants as an alternative to drugs for treating disease.
Materials scientists have decided to define, rather than measure, Avogadro's constant, triggering a lengthy debate over what number to choose. Now one physicist thinks he has the answer.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
A flexible electronic skin patch has strain gauges to measure tremors, and heating elements to release drugs held inside nanoparticles.
A simple way to carve patterns onto nanodiamonds without damaging them could lead to a new generation of photonic devices, say materials scientists.