Mike Rocke explains how his company, Transonic Combustion, improves the efficiency of gasoline engines by 50 to 75 percent.
Frank van Mierlo, CEO of 1366 Technologies, talks about his company’s new “direct wafer” solar cell manufacturing process.
Applied Materials makes the equipment needed to produce the biggest solar panels in the world.
At Applied Materials headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, technicians are working on equipment for making the biggest solar cells on the market.
Technology Review visits an Amyris plant outside of Sao Paula, Brazil, and learns how the company turns sugar into diesel fuel.
General Electric’s Juan de Bedout demonstrates the company’s software system to improve the electric grid.
In the Bolivian Andes lies a vast salt flat that may shape the future of transportation.
Allen Wright, senior staff associate at Columbia University, demonstrates a material that captures carbon dioxide from the air, which could be used to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
Ronald Prinn, a professor of atmospheric science and the director of the center for global change science at MIT, says why climate scientists have started to change their minds about geoengineering.
Peter Kelemen, a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, describes how to capture and store carbon dioxide by speeding up a reaction found naturally in certain rocks.