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.
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.
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.