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With its nuclear industry currently on the rocks, Japan turns to the sea for methane hydrate, an ice that burns.
July 28, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Melissa Mahony
Germany will soon be powering its national railway’s long haul fleet with one third renewable energy. How does the United States and AMTRAK stack up?
July 26, 2011, 8:16 PM PDT | By David Worthington
Smartphones, tablets, and Internet connected televisions are equipped with progressively powerful processors that could be pooled to help cure infectious diseases and even tackle climate change.
July 25, 2011, 12:00 AM PDT | By David Worthington
The world’s longest high-speed rail line opens for business, between Beijing and Shanghai. But not without a few technical problems.
July 22, 2011, 6:08 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
A nuclear future built on thorium instead of uranium would be safe and efficient, says Kirk Sorensen. It’s an old idea, but he has started a new reactor company in Alabama to pursue it.
July 21, 2011, 3:56 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Electric motorcycles run contrary to the chopper’s outlaw image, but a new generation of buyers may be attracted to eco-friendly bikes.
July 20, 2011, 6:12 PM PDT | By David Worthington
Mass market LED bulbs appear on the horizon, as prices plummet in India, Far East chip glut continues, and Chinese manufacturers face a shake out.
July 19, 2011, 5:54 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Meet the latest flashy electric sports car - the K1 Evelio from England, inspired by Bratislava.
July 18, 2011, 4:27 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
As regular biofuel passenger flights take off, environmental group condemns biofuels for causing poverty, raising food prices and possibly increasing CO2. Is there no jet alternative to fossil fuels?
July 15, 2011, 5:06 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
MIT researchers want to give solar energy a rain check with a rechargeable heat battery. In search of materials to chemically store the sun’s energy, they give nanotubes a try.
July 15, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Melissa Mahony