Coal could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine.
The reported acquisition by the Chinese company Hanergy is another sign lean times for Alta Devices, but it could ultimately help the technology.
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Prototype batteries that dissolve safely in the body could power ingested devices.
Electric vehicle range drops in cold weather, and technological solutions are years away.
New catalysts turn carbon dioxide into fuels faster and more efficiently.
SolarCity’s new battery system might help solar become a significant source of electricity.
Using plastic to absorb light could lower the cost of solar power.
Lithium-ion batteries have risks, but they can be managed to prevent fires in EVs.