A new kind of solar cell uses bacteria instead of silicon to convert sunlight into electricity. It could lead to a cheap, sustainable way to generate electricity even when skies are overcast or the light is dim.
The Green Revolution ensured the dominance of rice in India. But new research reveals the potential benefits of changing that historic legacy.
Roof-mounted cooling panels that radiate heat into space could bring down the electricity needed to cool buildings by 20 percent.
Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic
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Climate change could spark the emergence of new forms of extreme weather that are especially difficult to prepare for because we’ve never seen them before.
This could represent a low-carbon alternative to the petroleum-derived PET plastics commonly used to make bottles.
Armed with low-cost surveillance technologies, nonprofits aided by “citizen spies” are tracking fracking in Pennsylvania, flaring in North Dakota, and rogue fishing around Easter Island
A bold vision imagines air conditioners that capture carbon dioxide and water from the air and turn it into synthetic fuels, aiding the fight against climate change and putting people in charge of their energy production.
A new kind of electronic device that completely disintegrates within a month when exposed to a mild acid is the latest advance in the field of “transient electronics.”