Applied Materials' solar business sees growth; University of Washington spins off algae fuel company; solar start-up Solyndra's financial play; nanoantenna developed to capture solar energy; crop forecasts improves biofuels prospects.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a working sugar-powered fuel cell with energy density greater than that of current lithium-ion batteries.
Researchers at Virginia Tech say sugar could be the key to cheap, biodegradable batteries that can be refilled.
An MIT team has developed a paper stick that could someday be used as an inexpensive and accurate way to detect a range of cancers. It holds particular promise for the developing world.
Next year, soldiers in the field could enjoy pizzas in a pouch that last much longer than that pie you stuffed under the couch last weekend.
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.
Newly developed nanocapsules could one day deliver alcohol-digesting enzymes into a person's system to quickly lower blood alcohol content.
What happens when an insect undergoes metamorphosis? Scientists from the University of Manchester used micro-CT scanning to take a look.
Users of Android 2.3 or higher can become citizen scientists by downloading software and choosing the projects they want to power, such as fighting AIDS and finding new stars.
Citizen scientists using a 3D jigsaw puzzle video game are helping decode how proteins work to advance research drug treatments and potentially renewable fuels and chemicals.