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Suntech CEO Zhengrong Shi made China a powerhouse in photovoltaic technology–and became a billionaire in the process. His next ambition: to make solar power as cheap as conventional electricity.
The former leader of Intel wants to see more manufacturing jobs in the United States—by any means necessary.
Google’s ambitious book-scanning program is foundering in the courts. Now a Harvard-led group is launching its own sweeping effort to put our literary heritage online. Will the Ivy League succeed where Silicon Valley failed?
California-based Amyris has used breakthroughs in synthetic biology
to reinvent biofuels. To turn its technology into an industrial process, it has headed to the land of sugar: Brazil.
Don’t expect the scarcity of fossil fuels to drive us toward alternative energy sources anytime soon: we’re getting smarter about finding and extracting oil.
Better technologies exist for extracting coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge is getting people to adopt them.
The government sets a premium price on solar and other alternative power sources. The policy offers lessons in ways to encourage the use of renewable energy.
Thad Starner thinks people will soon crave the ultrafast communication that Google Glass makes possible.
The federal government is about to spend big on health-care IT. Too bad the medical industry has a vested interest in inefficiency.
Plug-in hybrids could bring gas-free commutes. But will they make it to market?