The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.
Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
China has rapidly cleaned up its coal plants. Now comes the hard part.
A 19th-century idea might lead to cleaner cars, larger-scale renewable energy.
Amazon awarded $20,000 to the creators of a robot that can fill orders most like a human, but it’s not going to replace employees yet.
An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists.
Giving power companies the ability to invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure could bolster the EV market.
Companies are competing to turn data into advice on how to farm better, and attracting investments from the likes of Google Ventures and Monsanto.
We may be heading toward a new food economy that’s more competitive and innovative.
Researchers say combining bacteria with nanoscale semiconductors opens a new path toward efficient artificial photosynthesis.