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.
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.
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.
With fresh funding from the Thiel Foundation, startup Medella is going up against Google and Microsoft to build a smart contact lens.
China has rapidly cleaned up its coal plants. Now comes the hard part.
Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists.