The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
Genetically engineered mice treated for Middle East respiratory syndrome are disease-free, but it’s not yet clear if it will work for humans.
As market forces chip away at the coal industry, many plants are being repurposed as data centers, museums, and mixed-use neighborhoods.
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
My virtual helper can be surprisingly lifelike, but she’s obsessed with meetings.
A startup called MetaMind has developed a new, improved algorithm for processing language.
A startup from one of the A123 founders aims to overhaul the making of lithium-ion batteries--but it’s not the first to try.
How the Japanese company Line turns free messages into real revenue.
A swarm of small satellites could give critical infrastructure an Internet connection that never goes down.