Airbus is developing carbon materials that change in response to heat and air pressure, possibly making aircraft simpler and lighter.
Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?
Startup Alphabet Energy has its first product: what it says is the world’s largest thermoelectric generator.
OLEDs are highly efficient but expensive. Better materials and manufacturing methods are changing that.
A simple, cheap device turns sunlight into hydrogen fuel.
Tesla and Solar City say their vast manufacturing operations will make solar the cheapest source of electricity in the United States.
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields.
A soft, lightweight exoskeleton developed at Harvard applies assistive force without interfering with a person’s normal gait.
One of the most promising new manufacturing technologies still faces big hurdles.
Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.