Predicting the future is a fool’s errand—after all, who could have imagined the internet fifty years ago, and the many ways it’s upended commerce, finance, the workplace, and all those seemingly immutable mainstays of yesteryear. Still, someone’s got to do it: here’s our look at some technological innovations coming down the pike.
For everyone who has ever wondered what the inside of a solar cell looks like.
Someone tell Kermit that its more efficient being green.
These spinning solar cells are unbelievably efficient.
Flying Wind Farms, Solar Windows, and…Magma Power? Solar panels and wind turbines may be all the rage right now, but the future of renewable energy looks a good deal more interesting. The future’s going to be very bright indeed.
Quantum dots could harvest energy from your windowpane.
We're one step closer to the limits of energy conversion.
Making your face produce energy has never been easier.
These ultra-thin solar cells are only a millionth of a meter thick.
MIT's new solar thermophotovoltaic device is able to convert heat energy into light.
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