Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
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A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
The energy bill passed by Congress contains some landmark initiatives, but it also has several seriously wrongheaded provisions.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
This water bottle filter, made from nanofibers, can reduce water-borne diseases.
Google’s Project Jacquard employs a robot to help figure out how well its smart textiles will work over time.
The U.S. is funding research to breed better sorghum plants using sensor-laden drones and data mining.
Study of exceptionally healthy old people fails to trace their well-being to specific genes.
Uncertainty about future regulations clouds the future of agricultural biotechnology in the U.S.