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Behind the plug-in electric vehicle lies an array of IT challenges, from business models to technical hurdles. But the result is bright: a car that conducts autonomous maintenance and repair.
May 25, 2011, 5:37 PM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Peter Thiel, best known as an investor in PayPal, Facebook, LinkedIn and others, outlined his first class of 20 Under 20 fellows, young entrepreneurs aiming to “become the next generation of...
May 25, 2011, 6:46 AM PDT | By Larry Dignan
General Electric’s new kind of power plant can better handle the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.
May 25, 2011, 6:43 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
NASA’s Spirit rover looks like it is going to fade away due to the harsh Martian winter. The space agency said it has ended attempts to gain contact with the Spirit rover.
May 25, 2011, 3:36 AM PDT | By Larry Dignan
NASA picked Lockheed Martin to develop a new spacecraft to ferry humans into deep space.
May 24, 2011, 1:29 PM PDT | By Larry Dignan
Exporting trash; astronaut tales; intelligent concierge; Mexico City bicycles; logical prefab homes.
May 24, 2011, 11:33 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Honeywell UOP’s Jim Rekoske explains why the U.S. military is right to experiment with renewable biofuels, and what it will take to push them into the mainstream.
May 24, 2011, 9:02 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to declare that all vehicles must contain an event data recorder, known colloquially as a “black box.”
May 24, 2011, 7:51 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Liberia and the European Union signed a deal to prevent illegal logging activity but still support its burgeoning forestry industry: track every tree with a barcode.
May 24, 2011, 6:55 AM PDT | By Andrew Nusca
Lenticular flooring from Japanese researchers takes a design approach to solving a simple city problem: how do you direct pedestrian foot traffic?
May 23, 2011, 1:42 PM PDT | By Andrew Nusca