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The 2020s Could Be the Decade When Electric Cars Take Over
A new analysis of battery costs predicts that EVs will start making significant gains in market share in the next few years.
February 26, 2016
Fail-Safe Nuclear Power
Cheaper and cleaner nuclear plants could finally become reality—but not in the United States, where the technology was invented more than 50 years ago.
August 2, 2016
Why We Still Don’t Have Better Batteries
Startups with novel chemistries tend to falter before they reach full production.
August 29, 2016
Desk-Size Turbine Could Power a Town
GE sees its new turbine as a strong rival to batteries for storing power from the grid.
April 11, 2016
The Human Cost of the Lithium Battery Revolution
The batteries that power our high-tech lifestyle are built using materials extracted in dirty, often life-threatening conditions.
October 3, 2016