Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'.
Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future
Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by "involuntary simplicity."
Streamlining thin film processing saves time, energy
Energy storage devices and computer screens may seem worlds apart, but they're not.
Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
Swiss-based petrochemical firm Ineos launched plans Thursday to become the biggest player in Britain's fracking sector with a $1.0-billion investment in the nation's shale gas industry.