Open competitions can help find an optimal solution to a well-understood problem, but they are a poor way to innovate.
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Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
New device offers distinct advantages over previous attempts to improve upon natural photosynthesis.
The creative power of technology users awaits mining by companies, says Eric von Hippel.
The CEO of Eni would like to see new, cheaper solar technologies.
There is intense optimism that the country can become the "cradle of clean energy."
An independent report addresses tough policy questions faced by the new administration.
A new control process may enable practical fusion reactors.
The first prototype cell to use photonic crystals looks promising.
GM is playing it safe with its promised electric car, choosing a veteran battery supplier.