The decision in favor of municipal broadband networks does more than “open Internet” rules ever could to increase competition in a broken market.
Reported plans to launch 180 satellites could provide significant competition in the developing world and rural areas.
Five years after a stern warning from Bill Gates and other business leaders, U.S. funding for energy R&D remains stuck in the mud.
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Availability: 10-15 years
The Keystone XL pipeline is a distraction from what’s really needed to solve climate change.
The system isn’t a free ride to the top of Google results, and each domain will cost a hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A Caltech scientist creates tiny lattices with enormous potential.
Availability: 3-5 years
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.
Billions of people could get online for the first time thanks to helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places cell towers don’t reach.
Availability: 1-2 years