Nanotech spurs battery innovation

While the rest of the world was waiting around for that better mousetrap, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a startling breakthrough in battery technology.

Engineer paints it blacker than black

This Purdue University electrical and computer engineering professor is undoubtedly running in the black, due to his creation of a blacker-than-black metamaterial that absorbs virtually all light.

Turks turn tires into ‘stardust’

If successful, the process could prove instrumental in the vexing environmental challenge of dealing with landfill-hogging tires. In Europe alone, 325,000 tons of tires are buried in landfills each year.