A French company wants to put a $25 sensor in the fuel tanks of vehicles to help the engines burn cleaner and more efficiently. The sensor takes a “fingerprint” of the fuel, informing car computers how to respond.
Uber, Palantir, and Pure Storage scored the most money in the third quarter. Software was hot; life sciences, not so much.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers combined indium tin oxide, which is commonly found on touch-sensitive screens, and a glassy substance to make the new material.
How did venture capital stack up in 2012 compared to 2011? A new report taking a look at all VC investments for the past year breaks down some of the trends, noting overall decreases in funding but a few areas that did well.
To solve the world’s energy problems and combat a rise in global warming, the solutions need to be dramatic and powerful. And definitely not cute. That’s the blunt assessment of Bill Gates, who dismissed smaller scale technologies like residential solar installations as being “cute” but ineffective.