One of the most promising new manufacturing technologies still faces big hurdles.
Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.
Ultrathin sapphire laminates could lead to new screen covers that are harder to break.
The technology needed to make flexible displays, electronics, and batteries is being tested.
To make sapphire screens, Apple would need to source high-quality raw material and be clever about incorporating it into devices.
Tesla’s gigafactory plan depends on selling 10 times more cars by 2020 than it does today.
A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.
A powerful new way to generate electricity could eventually make electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer.
Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess energy from renewable sources.
A new kind of accelerometer could bring sophisticated motion sensing to even cheap mobile phones.