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Smart grid networking startup Silver Spring Networks has landed Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi as a partner and potential investor.
February 23, 2012, 1:18 PM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Industrial enzyme maker Novozymes says it has developed a super-efficient enzyme that could help advanced biofuel producers reach that elusive “commercially viable” goal.
February 23, 2012, 11:25 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Form meets function at solar plant. Sun drives turbines by day, biogas takes over at night. Artistic look, expandable design geared for communities, factories. Saves water, too.
February 23, 2012, 7:30 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs have moved out of the garage and onto the rooftop. A start-up is making solar power more reliable and less costly by integrating electronic components directly...
February 22, 2012, 5:00 PM PST | By David Worthington
Enjoy your cell phone and the anti-lock brakes in your car? One U.S. company is gearing up to wrest control away from China and start producing rare earth elements found in most modern-day devices.
February 22, 2012, 10:53 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
A nano form of cellulose is stronger than conventional wood pulp, so you need less of it, says Finnish research team.
February 22, 2012, 4:04 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Aquion Energy, the startup that makes non-toxic sodium-ion batteries designed to store energy, has picked a site for its first factory.
February 21, 2012, 10:00 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec
Believe in miracles. The latest wrinkle in ‘catalytic clothing’ heads to the Edinburgh Science Festival. Chemistry meets a Vivienne Westwood frock and could steal the show - and...
February 21, 2012, 7:52 AM PST | By Mark Halper
Damien Hirst, the controversial, wealthy British artist whose pieces include a shark’s head suspended in formaldehyde, is turning his attention to preserving something else - the environment.
February 20, 2012, 1:26 PM PST | By Mark Halper
Apple finally provides some details about its secret solar farm — and another renewable energy source — that will help power its $1 billion data center complex in North Carolina.
February 20, 2012, 11:51 AM PST | By Kirsten Korosec