In the late 1980s, Sony engineers went all-out to make a statement headphone, the MDR-R10. Too bad you'll probably never get to hear it.
Renmatix says its new process allows it to produce cellulosic sugars--from which some types of biofuel are derived--more cheaply than ever. SmartPlanet reports from Philadelphia.
Startup gets heavy hitter BASF as investor to advance new method of blasting wood chips with supercritical water at high temperature and pressure to break off the sugars in non-food biomass.
This keyboard that attaches to mobile devices is shaped like a book and has keys on the back.
Researchers at Tulane University have found a bacteria that can turn cellulose into biofuel. The Tulane team has been experimenting with old copies of the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper.
Mascoma and investor Valero plant to build a $232 million plant to convert wood chips normally used for paper or lumber into ethanol, a step forward for the struggling cellulosic ethanol industry.
Seeking out cheaper biofuels, Boston-area start-up uses protein engineering to instruct sorghum and corn stover plants to break down more quickly into sugars.
Just in time for St. Patty's, mathematicians from Ireland figure out how to put a better, cheaper head on your Guinness.
Lignin is tough stuff, but Washington University has a way to turn at least some of it into fuel.
Startup Virdia raises funds to test making sugar from wood chips, making it one of many companies trying to create sugars from non-food sources for chemicals, biofuel, or animal feed.