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
Researchers have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite.
Einstein’s famous critique of quantum mechanics first emerged in 1930, five years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of his work.
A new heater cable lowers the cost of separating oil-like fluid from rock.
Reported plans to launch 180 satellites could provide significant competition in the developing world and rural areas.
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Availability: 10-15 years
The system isn’t a free ride to the top of Google results, and each domain will cost a hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated fiber-like data-transfer speeds over telephone wiring—but will ISPs adopt it?