Today’s electric cars and wind turbines rely on a few elements that are mined almost entirely in China. Demand for these materials may soon exceed supply. Will this be China’s next great economic advantage?
Every clean-tech startup these days claims to have a breakthrough that will finally make renewable and clean energy sources cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels. But are we really on the brink of a clean-energy economy?
For the first time, scientists can track the precise genetic changes behind an individual case of cancer. Such information provides a picture of how tumor cells originate and evolve. And it could change the way we treat the disease.