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Agilyx is building a war chest to scale up its plastic-to-oil technology beyond a pilot plant and eventually bring synthetic crude to a refinery near you.
December 20, 2011, 9:05 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Watch for sparks to fly when a 23-billion-mile-wide dust cloud falls fatally into a black hole the year after next. If only we could harness that!
December 20, 2011, 4:22 AM PST | By Mark Halper
A multi-year study in UK social housing developments found that LED lightbulbs made residents feel safer and more content. Energy and maintenance savings were profound.
December 19, 2011, 7:48 PM PST | By David Worthington
IBM makes some bold and provocative predictions of what daily life will be like in the next five years.
December 19, 2011, 3:12 PM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
In Dustin Hoffman’s The Graduate, the future resided in ‘just one word’ - plastics. Today, the future is double-barreled - smart meters, says Northeast Group. Northeast, are you...
December 19, 2011, 9:10 AM PST | By Mark Halper
A mile-and-a-half stretch of Philips LED lights on the underside of a Zurich bridge livens up a central neighborhood, sidewalks, bike paths, and a tram way. Saves energy, too.
December 19, 2011, 5:23 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Small module nuclear reactors promise to virtually eliminate the threat of nuclear meltdowns, also greatly reducing construction time and cost for nuclear power plants.
December 18, 2011, 6:30 PM PST | By David Worthington
A rider attached to a spending bill rolls back lighting efficiency rules established by President Bush. That doesn’t mean the old school incandescent light bulbs will hang around much longer.
December 16, 2011, 11:31 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
All it takes is some extra strength nitrogen-doped titanium-dioxide, and a dash of silver-iodide. Bye bye washing machine!
December 16, 2011, 6:44 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Finally, a SUNNY country is numero uno in global ranking of photovoltaic installations, as the Mediterranean land knocks the more northerly one into second place. Where does the U.S. stand?
December 16, 2011, 5:20 AM PST | By Mark Halper