Just ask this poor pencil
60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
Take a look at a few of cinema's most mind-boggling moments of scientific inaccuracy-plus a few rare films that manage to get things (mostly) right
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
The pigment could coat electronic implants.
It could be great for desalinating water and other applications.
As it grows and shrinks with changing humidity, it reports data on its environment
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Helping the Earth combat solar storms
Scientists invent super-smooth, super-small pipes that could ferry medicine into the body
Hockey: Just the Facts
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
The nation's most toxic nuke dump hopes to melt away its cleanup woes
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
The untapped potential of the 'world's strongest material' may not remain untapped for long.