Metal-Air Battery Could Store 11 Times More Energy than Lithium-Ion
White LEDs with super-high luminous efficacy could satisfy all general lighting needs
A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of ...
Eco-architecture could produce 'grow your own' homes
A bus stop that grows its own foliage as shade? A children's playground, made entirely from trees? A shelter made from living tree roots that could provide natural protection against earthquakes in California?
First Solar: Quest for the $1 Watt
Photovoltaic cells, once so costly they could be used only to power million-dollar satellites, are today turning up even on humble parking meters. Now a brash Tempe, Ariz., company called First Solar plans to take the technology ...
Pint-sized car engine promises high efficiency
MIT researchers are developing a half-sized gasoline engine that performs like its full-sized cousin but offers fuel efficiency approaching that of today's hybrid engine system--at a far lower cost. The key? ...
Touchable Hologram Becomes Reality (w/ Video)
An Internet 100 times as fast: A new network design could boost capacity
(PhysOrg.com) -- The heart of the Internet is a network of high-capacity optical fibers that spans continents. But while optical signals transmit information much more efficiently than electrical signals, ...
Introducing Cornucopia, the food printer
Inkless 'Zink' Printer Fits in Your Pocket
Future of war demands futuristic flying machines
Experimental 'wind to hydrogen' system up and running
Xcel Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today unveiled a unique facility that uses electricity from wind turbines to produce and store pure hydrogen, offering what may become ...
US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan
It looks and acts like something best left in the hands of Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo," but this latest dream weapon is real -- and the US Army sees it becoming the Taliban's worst nightmare.