2014: Science in Review

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the greatest innovations and discoveries that have happened in science. While we reflect on these amazing developments, we only have one question: what’s next?

Scientific American’s Stop 10 Science Stories of 2014
The team at Scientific American is reflecting on some of the greatest breakthroughs and scientific developments that will have long-lasting implications. They’re covering everything from synthetic chromosomes to gravitational waves.

Top 10 Patents for 2014
We’re closing out the year by looking back on the greatest innovations from all over the world. From alternative energies to drones and robots, these patents may just be the best inventions from 2014.

The Most Amazing Science and Technology Images of the Year
We’ve been talking about the intersection of art and science recently, and 2014 had a lot to show for that topic. Thankfully, Popular Science has rounded up some of the most mind-blowing images for us. Thanks guys.

WIRED’s Top Science Stories of the Year
WIRED’s most popular science stories of the year are all over the board. Ranging from quantum mechanics to absurd creates – they have it all.

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life
This year seemed to be the year of innovation in energy storage and conversion. Due to opportunities such as the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, we’ve been especially interested in these developments. National Geographic has compiled a list of some of the greatest energy breakthroughs of the year that could change your life – or potentially, the planet.

What’s Next for the Future Tech of 2014
This final list looks at some of the greatest innovations of 2014 and then asks the big question: where’s it all taking us? Check out this list to see what CNET is predicting for our future.

And may we be so bold as to add a few things we at ECS are proud about from 2014:

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