60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
Just ask this poor pencil
As it grows and shrinks with changing humidity, it reports data on its environment
The pigment could coat electronic implants.
Helping the Earth combat solar storms
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
Plus, how copper could lead to a cure for ALS
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Power your stuff like itâ€™s 1899 by building your own liquid battery
A new spin on washing on the "light cycle"
The long tale of battery evolution, starring unsuspecting frogs, pink bunnies and doomed satellites.
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
How can a magnet move a copper penny?
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota