It could expand our options for wave-energy harvesters.
Salim Nasser's wheel design could dramatically reduce the repetitive-stress injuries that often plague manual wheelchair users.
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
We explore the more practical next-gen vehicles that you might actually see on the road in the future
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
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.
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Even if we tap every renewable power source available, it won't mean a thing without a final, crucial step: reinventing the grid
Turbines to take root in the sea
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
A new report highlights the world's most acute needs
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Gas prices are up, fuel economy is downâ€”but the brightest minds in auto technology are about to do something about it
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
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?
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.