New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
Rapid industrialization and rising standards of living have made China the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide. Preventing a runaway increase will require the country to keep per capita emissions at a relatively low level.
Researchers have shown that rigid lithium-ion batteries can be made more suitable for smart watches and other flexible electronics.
A startup from one of the A123 founders aims to overhaul the making of lithium-ion batteries–but it’s not the first to try.
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