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A blast from the nuclear past: a new version of an old reactor design could help make nuclear power safer and more economical. May 1, 2015 629
Cheaper, better batteries ahead: a promising new battery technology is nearing commercialization thanks to backing from a major appliance manufacturer. May 1, 2015 438
Forget hydrogen cars and buy a hybrid: hybrids are a much more cost- effective way to reduce carbon emissions than new cars powered by fuel cells. Mar 1, 2015 462
Supercharged photosynthesis: advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people. Mar 1, 2015 658
Why we don't have battery breakthroughs: a promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars. Mar 1, 2015 1457
Will a breakthrough solar technology see the light of day? A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business. Jan 1, 2015 1108
Cheap scratch-resistant displays: ultrathin sapphire laminates could lead to new screen covers that are harder to break. Nov 1, 2014 500
Sharp shows a way to make ultra-efficient solar cells: new technology could be twice as good at converting sunlight to electricity. Sep 1, 2014 360
Smart wind and solar power: big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid. May 1, 2014 1606
Cyberspying targets energy secrets: intruders seek data on oil deposits, cutting-edge technology. May 1, 2014 628
Battery material could help wind and solar power scale up: low-cost materials could make storing hours of power from a wind farm economically feasible. Mar 1, 2014 500
Storing the sun: Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy. Mar 1, 2014 515
Fracking could turn out to be geothermal's best friend: a startup called AltaRock aims to turn a marginal power source into a carbon-free juggernaut. Jan 1, 2014 473
Global warming demands a smarter pollution crackdown: cleaning up power plants could be counterproductive unless diesel soot is reduced too. Brief article Sep 1, 2013 299
Why more solar companies should fail: solar manufacturers like Suntech are struggling. Hundreds need to die for the industry to recover. Industry overview May 1, 2013 523
Supergrids: a high-power circuit breaker could finally make DC power grids practical. Brief article May 1, 2013 199
Nanostructures boost battery life fivefold: the materials could make batteries that store far more energy than lithium-ion ones. Mar 1, 2013 349
Shale gas will fuel a U.S. manufacturing boom: chemical producers abandoned the U.S. in droves. Cheap natural gas is luring them back. Mar 1, 2013 757
How improved batteries will make electric vehicles competitive: it will probably take a decade, but improvements to lithium-ion batteries could lead to much cheaper EVs. Jan 1, 2013 787
Driving a biofuel forward: Joule Unlimited gets a boost for its novel method of making fuel out of light, air, and water. Company overview Nov 1, 2012 431
A billion people in the dark: solar-powered microgrids could help bring power to millions. of the world's poorest. Nov 1, 2012 3458

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