And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken.
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
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.
Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis.
The prospects for carbon-neutral vehicles could get a boost from a new way to make hydrogen from biomass.
A system that keeps data on corporate computers and mobile devices encrypted until it is viewed may help prevent breaches.
Plant scientists can swiftly modify crops in ways that would take years with conventional breeding.