MIT Technology Review

Energy

thumbnail

How Solar-Based Microgrids Could Bring Power to Millions

Millions of the world's poorest lack power. Microgrids could be a clean-energy solution.

Cheap Natural Gas Boosts Manufacturing

Companies that use natural gas as a raw material find the U.S. an increasingly attractive place to be.

Mother Machines

A California factory recently built by Japanese-German firm DMG Mori Seiki makes the case for the future of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Construction Begins at a Carbon-Capture Plant, but Will It Ever Be Completed?

A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.

Surging Carbon Dioxide Shows Clean Tech Failure

Record levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reflect a healthier economy, cheap fossil fuels, and the absence of effective carbon-reducing policies.

A Super-Strong and Lightweight New Material

Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.

Controlled Crystals Make a New Solar Material Practical

A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.

Progress on a Powerful New Way to Generate Electricity

A powerful new way to generate electricity could eventually make electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer.

Germany and Canada Are Building Water Splitters to Store Renewable Energy

Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess energy from renewable sources.

Wireless Power for Minuscule Medical Implants

A novel way of powering implanted devices could enable new ways to control appetite, regulate insulin, and treat brain injuries.

A New Chip Could Add Motion Sensing to Clothing

A new kind of accelerometer could bring sophisticated motion sensing to even cheap mobile phones.