Thin-film technology is still expensive, but it could soon run remote sensors and medical implants–and one day electric vehicles.
Sure, we could make the leap to a plastic “supercar” but who could afford to buy it? The auto industry can get just as far, and achieve lower costs, by taking one step at a time.
Tired of waiting for an electric car? Automakers have put clean, efficient vehicles powered by fuel cells on the inside track.
The U.S. Army is turning to new solar-powered materials and sensors to solve the problem of too-little energy for its high-tech soldiers.
A Nature commentary blasts homeopathic medicine taught in some British universities as little better than the placebo effect. The commentator may be missing the point.
An array of zinc-oxide nanowires that generates current when vibrated with ultrasonic waves could provide a new way to power biological sensors and nanodevices.
Researchers in New Orleans have found that simple fructose and sucrose remove highly toxic hexavalent chromium, the pollutant made famous by Erin Brockovich.
The most recent test of the U.S. missile defense system is receiving criticism from technical observers for its simplicity and secrecy.