Solar and wind energy technologies see fivefold increases in annual patents, but researchers say policy support will be needed to keep the ball rolling.
Using scientifically-approved magic to open doors, the aptly-named Sesame Ring will ensure you never miss your ride again.
Solar cells 1 nanometer thick, stacked atop each other, could be the ticket to the lightest ultrathin cells ever, MIT researchers say.
The big winner at the MIT Clean Energy Prize competition was Picasolar and its cost-lowering, efficiency-boosting selective emitter application for solar cells.
An MIT concept would connect deep-water wind turbines to concrete spheres at the seafloor that would take advantage of hydrostatic pressure to store energy.
MIT says new research suggests that thrusters powered by ionic wind could be an efficient alternative to conventional atmospheric propulsion technologies.
The solar-to-fuel dream lives on, as the “artificial leaf” team outlines a path to efficiencies that could make the technology viable.
President Obama’s pick to head the Energy Department is a renewables advocate – but his support for natural gas as a “bridge fuel” concerns enviros.
The incorporation of special nano-fibers could turn soldier uniforms into whole-body communicators.
Made from a combination of polymers, this new material changes shape when exposed to water: a reaction that could be used to produce electricity.