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A Practical Blueprint for a Low-Carbon Electrical World

A Practical Blueprint for a Low-Carbon Electrical World

Scientific experts, business and policy leaders, and young environmental leaders present a comprehensive path toward a low-carbon electricity system.

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Microbes Made to Order

A new breed of bioengineers aims to create microbes from off-the-shelf parts. The parts are coming, but will researchers be able to put them together?

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Batteries: Beyond Lithium

Batteries: Beyond Lithium

The lithium-ion batteries that underpin so much modern technology are nearing their developmental limits, which is why battery scientists are looking beyond lithium.

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Super Sensing

Tomorrow’s health monitors will collect more up-to-the-minute brain and body data than currently imaginable—even from a distance

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Off to the Races

Who Better to Teach Cars How to Drive Themselves than the Professionals Who Race for a Living?

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Could ‘Clean Coal’ Finally Live up to Its Name?

An experimental new technology captures more than 99 percent of the carbon dioxide from burning coal

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Vehicle-to-Grid: A New Spin on Car Payments

Buried in the high hopes for electric cars is the very real possibility that they can make money by powering and regulating the grid.

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Will Artificial Muscle Make You Stronger?

An arm-wrestling match between a 17-year-old girl and a robot showcases new materials that could power machines—and someday even human limbs and organs

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