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From gripping an object on an assembly line to navigation modeled off of animals' built-in sonar, nature offers an array of enviable features for robotics researchers.

Thanks to Obama, the dynamics of innovation are unstoppable. Here's how the plan will affect your work.

Instead of paying generators a flat rate for every kilowatt-hour, how about an output-based approach that rewards production?

Imagining an electric grid where energy is collected from many distributed sources and where the cost of carbon and grid efficiency are reflected in pricing.

Do we expect too little of architects? Here are 4 ways they are exceeding expectations and building for the future.

New financing options from Property Assessed Clean Energy loans make the solar craze something maybe small or medium businesses should consider. SolarCity thinks so.

The White House announced that 13 of the biggest U.S. companies pledged $140 billion in carbon-reducing investments. But will others follow suit?

Kodiak Island was spending $7 million a year on 2.8 million gallons of diesel. Now, the Alaska island gets its energy from wind and hydro power.

You thought open source innovation was only for high-tech titans such as Tesla and Google? Think again.