Amorphous-silicon solar cells patterned with nanoscale domes absorb more light–and shed water and dust.
A promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars.
A Yale spinoff hopes to solve the big problem with desalination.
In a world of more electronics and solar energy, there’s less and less need for AC power.
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.
There’s a bitter fight over the patents for CRISPR, a breakthrough new form of DNA editing.
Persuasive technologies surround us, and they’re growing smarter. How do these technologies work? And why?
A Facebook page that posts the same picture of an Italian singer every day has become the central part of a research project to understand how we use social media.
Data mining Wikipedia people reveals some surprising differences in the way eastern and western cultures identify important figures in history, say computational anthropologists.
Researchers have demonstrated a way to give concrete surfaces the ability to heal when small cracks appear, an advance that could allow bridges and other structures to last longer.