Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
The way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies.
Millions of batteries discarded with computers have more than enough life to power home lighting for one year, researchers in India say.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
Inexpensive oil could increase the pressure to reduce mandates for biofuels.
Nations agree to start drafting climate action plans, which could encourage greater investment in clean energy.
The first commercial power plant to use carbon capture and sequestration shows the potential of a crucial technology.
There’s a bitter fight over the patents for CRISPR, a breakthrough new form of DNA editing.
Hewlett-Packard’s ambitious plan to reinvent computing will begin with the release of a prototype operating system next year.
The nature of information is the key question for those pondering the laws of physics.