Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Growing kale and tilapia--and brewing beer--in an abandoned stretch of Chicago
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect
Visions of a sweet future
They're everywhere—and they can also treat cancer.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Our dangerously depleted supply of spacecraft fuel just got a little bump from the Department of Energy.
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Yes, technically, but not nearly enough.
Do big investments from an oil refiner and a trash hauler mean Enerkem is close to cracking the code?
According to the laws of physics, the world should not exist. To explain why we're here, scientists are recreating the universe's fiery beginnings by pitting matter against antimatter and watching them annihilate.
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
Last week was a busy one in Congress for climate legislation. But signals have been mixed
A bureaucracy built for oil and gas leasing punishes the most efficient technology
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
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
Thank you, Chinese researchers.