Scientific advances and new business models are spurring investor confidence in biomedical-related ventures.
The chemical company BASF says the basic type of battery used now in hybrids could be improved tenfold, leading to cheaper electric cars.
The cost of solar has fallen to a point where it can compete with grid power in some places.
Stem-cell advocates pin their hopes on a method of treating diabetes.
A report from the National Academy of Sciences says inaction on greenhouse-gas emissions makes resorting to geoengineering more likely.
Transatomic Power has begun tests on a very cheap and compact molten-salt reactor.
A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advance.
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A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.
Fast DNA-sequencing machines are leading to simple blood tests for cancer.