Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
Capable of charging in a matter of minutes and powering an electric car for 300 miles, the ultracapacitor could power tomorrow's electric cars
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
At this year's spare but surprisingly upbeat North American International Auto Show, talk of an electrified future filled Detroit's Cobo Hall
The long tale of battery evolution, starring unsuspecting frogs, pink bunnies and doomed satellites.
We've seen the future, and it is wonderfully weird here's 24 photos to prove it
In celebration of BOWN's 20th anniversary: highlights of our best (and, yes, worst) predictions about the important technologies of decades past
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Mobility: Why just roll around when you can make tracks with PowerTrike?
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
What takes place inside a fuel cell is electrolysis in reverse