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Fisker Automotive’s first car - the plug-in hybrid Karma sedan - was crowned last month as luxury car of the year. Now the company is recalling the cars because of a faulty electric battery...
December 30, 2011, 11:09 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Researchers have taken waste conversion technology developed for NASA and are testing it on more earthly applications.
December 30, 2011, 10:04 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Three countries, no cars. Just bikes, pedestrians and elegance for this bridge. How SmartPlanet! Happy New Year, from Mark Halper.
December 30, 2011, 12:05 AM PST | By Mark Halper
The venture capital arm of BP has invested in CoolPlanet BioFuels, a startup that’s found a way to make renewable gasoline sans carbon.
December 29, 2011, 10:59 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Cellulosic ethanol made from non-food crops and plant waste was supposed to hit the 500 million-gallon production mark in 2012. It won’t. But refiners will still have to pay for it anyway.
December 28, 2011, 11:42 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Families are coping with rising home heating bills, and while some State assistance is available to promote energy efficiency, many will be left out in the cold.
December 28, 2011, 7:42 AM PST | By David Worthington
Attention environmental activists: Elvis is in the house. A 16-foot crocodile with the same name as Ol’ Swivel Hips attacks a lawnmower, in Australia of course. That’s one way to fight...
December 28, 2011, 7:10 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Philips Research is designing hospital lighting that assists healing, reduces stress and mimics the 24-hour cycle. Fascinating rhythm.
December 27, 2011, 5:16 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Young designers participating in an annual auto design competition next year have been asked to create a low-emission popemobile. Whether it will ever be made, is another question.
December 26, 2011, 11:48 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Marines, especially infantry battalions that are far forward in the field, face a slew of logistical challenges. Here’s one new innovation that will help keep the lights on.
December 23, 2011, 8:14 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec