Energy-hungry Japan extracts natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates, but it’s not clear whether the “flammable ice” makes economic and environmental sense.
Fast reactors can shrink nuclear-waste stockpiles, but can designers tame the inherent hazards?
Transatomic is developing a new kind of molten-salt reactor designed to overcome the major barriers to nuclear power.
A Scottsdale, Arizona-based startup is now selling batteries that promise to be a cheaper alternative for grid backup.
Some of the nuclear power plants shut down after the Fukushima disaster could restart soon.
Researchers have demonstrated a way to give concrete surfaces the ability to heal when small cracks appear, an advance that could allow bridges and other structures to last longer.
BMW’s approach to quelling range anxiety differs markedly from the tactics of other automakers.
Stretchable batteries that can be recharged wirelessly offer a power source for wearable electronics and health monitors.
Newly observed properties mean graphene could be a highly efficient converter of light to electric power.
A spectrally selective approach could let tablets, e-readers, and windows turn light into power.