The ability to send entangled photons to the ISS would be a stepping stone to a global quantum internet and could test the link between quantum mechanics and relativity
The strange behaviour of spacecraft as they fly past Earth has astrophysicists scratching their heads. Now space scientists are developing a mission that could measure the phenomenon in detail
A technology coming to Chrysler vehicles can improve the fuel economy of standard gasoline engines by 25 percent.
Founder of A123 Systems starts a new company to commercialize the technology.
Companies hope to turn aging trucks, vans, and taxis into more efficient hybrids.
The 2011 Sonata Hybrid will be the first mass-market car to use the battery technology.
Researchers figure out how to hijack sensor communications.
A way to get a high-energy fuel out of an abundant and renewable resource.
The 918 Spyder will be the world’s fastest plug-in hybrid.
Microsoft’s new toy allows for a more seamless walk down an online avenue.
If federally funded factories don’t get enough demand, even more government spending could result.
A startup company has a printing method for solid-state batteries.
The company will share parts and production lines between hybrids and conventional vehicles.
Ford and the University of Michigan are developing social networking apps.
The company hopes a “smart pedal” will help defuse criticism.
Newly engineered E. coli streamline the conversion of cellulose into fuel.
Dedicated lines are the key to record-breaking speeds.
The all-electric car will tell drivers where to recharge.
Using nickel as a catalyst rather than platinum could also mean less-expensive fuels cells.
California is about to implement a standard to boost cleaner fuels and punish the rest.
Sandia scientists successfully test a machine that creates fuel from carbon dioxide.
ZeaChem’s pilot plant will make ethanol using termite microbes.
Nanowire anodes could let lithium-ion batteries run twice as long.
A government-funded start-up claims it can make ionic liquid energy storage feasible.
Rechargeable zinc-air batteries can store three times the energy of a lithium-ion battery.
A U.S.-Chinese venture is out to prove the benefits of quick-charge buses.
A new projection technology could see in-vehicle displays pop up in wing mirrors.
Advanced technology won’t be enough for the industry to meet its own greenhouse-gas targets.
Silicon-nanotube electrodes may enable lithium-ion batteries to store 10 times more charge.
A process that converts acids from garbage into fuel gets a boost.
A new process makes regenerating hydrogen fuel more efficient.
A Chinese-built electric sedan could be the first on sale in the United States, but it will quickly face competition.
Kevin Bullis, Technology Review’s energy editor, spoke with Frank Weber and Tony Posowatz, GM executives, about GM’s new plug-in hybrid electric car called the Volt, and then took a test version of the vehicle for a rare test drive. (Note: The speed of the car, referenced in the video, is kilometers per hour.)
The electric propulsion system for GM’s new plug-in hybrid gives a silent yet powerful ride.