As industrial robots become more capable, they could start helping out around the home.
Ferroelectric materials could take computing beyond digital logic.
SpaceX is building an ocean-based landing pad so that it can reuse its launch vehicles.
A novel gripper from an SRI spinoff could enable robots to take on new tasks.
Airbus is developing carbon materials that change in response to heat and air pressure, possibly making aircraft simpler and lighter.
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 soft, lightweight exoskeleton developed at Harvard applies assistive force without interfering with a person’s normal gait.