The Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center is experimenting with nanomaterials for solar cells that can be coated onto paper and other flexible substrates.
To get grants, be an energy researcher. Leading universities are increasingly partnering with private sector companies to fund research.
Researchers show off early prototypes of paper-thin solar cells, along with a material that can clean up oil spilled in water.
Companies are getting greener and greener, at least in their ads.
The Government Accountability Office released a report on Wednesday revealing that e-waste is largely unregulated, and the EPA lets regulations go largely unenforced.