The revelations about Volkswagen’s diesel emissions hurt not only the German carmaker, but the diesel industry overall.
Policymakers are fallible judges of the risk and return of technology investments.
Advanced lithium-ion chemistries offer cooler operation, longer life spans.
The 2015 winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors outstanding midcareer inventors, discusses the urgent need for new R&D approaches that offer both scalable results and genuine impact.
The focus of research on fusion power has moved from big government programs to startups with novel designs.
Researchers have shown a new way to help solar cells track the sun as it moves across the sky, which could boost a panel’s energy generation by 40 percent.
A seemingly unsubstantial particle called a neutrino is opening a new window on the world.
This $1 billion global sensing network records 26 gigabytes of data per day and will detect a nuclear bomb anywhere in the world.
Researchers say they could build a prototype of a molten-salt reactor, a safer, cleaner option for nuclear power, in 10 years.
A new prototype that turns the sun’s energy into hydrogen fuel could point the way to commercially viable artificial photosynthesis.