Donald Sadoway conceived of a novel battery that could allow cities to run on solar power at night.
Stuart Parkin is using nanowires to create an ultradense memory chip.
A new reactor design could make nuclear power safer and cheaper, says John Gilleland.
George Whitesides has created a cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic test out of paper.
Han Cao’s nanofluidic chip could cut DNA sequencing costs dramatically.
Michel Maharbiz’s novel interfaces between machines and living systems could give rise to a new generation of cyborg devices.
A satellite will launch tomorrow to help scientists account for missing carbon-dioxide emissions.
Turning organic waste into hydrogen now works without expensive platinum.
Polymers that arrange into nanostructures could store terabits on a square inch.
A new light-guiding optic combines low cost with high efficiency.