An MIT battery expert says advances in materials and engineering can realistically double capacities in the next 10 years, without sacrificing safety.
A new material prevents overheating, making lithium-ion batteries safer for use in vehicles.
The World Wide Web will soon be absorbed into the World Wide Sim: an immersive, 3-D visual environment that combines elements of social virtual worlds such as Second Life and mapping applications such as Google Earth. What happens when the virtual and real worlds collide?
Using metagenomics, scientists discover organisms in the hot springs of Yellowstone.
Scientists are developing a neural interface that can control the movement of individual fingers on a prosthetic hand.
Overall, plug-in cars are a plus for the environment, despite the fact that they would increase the demand for electricity.