We need better technology for finding and extracting oil, but big oil is spending a relatively tiny amount on R&D.
Scientists plan to use the biofermentation of genetically engineered microorganisms to produce large batches of fruit fragrances.
Freescale’s new product could outperform the competition and usher in a new breed of electronic devices.
New imaging techniques give tantalizing clues to why some people are able to recover consciousness following severe brain injuries.
Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity – without cluttering the view.
Before fuel cells take on the internal-combustion engine, they’ll offer clean electricity to offices and homes.
Highly sensitive light detectors could enable streaming video from Mars and longer-distance quantum cryptography.
A prototype metal cylinder with a liquid coolant has converted the heat from fire into an inexpensive chilling agent.