A roundup of the best stories on energy from other sites, collected by Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review’s energy editor.
Software can let smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, and other hardware link up without centralized Internet service.
Researchers have shown a new way to help solar cells track the sun as it moves across the sky, which could boost a panel’s energy generation by 40 percent.
There are now many general-purpose consumer LED bulbs that give off good light. With so many, how can you tell the difference?
The number of workers over 65 is growing fast. Technologists see a big business in helping the aging workforce.
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
The influential startup incubator is launching a research lab to work on problems too big for startups.
Passing a free online course isn’t as meaningful as taking the same class for credit on a college campus. But that could be changing.
A promising battery startup has run into problems commercializing its novel technology.
The leading installer of rooftop solar panels says it has achieved record efficiencies with its panels.