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The Galileo spacecraft was sent hurtling into the crushing atmosphere of Jupiter in 2003 but scientists are still making discoveries from the data it sent back.
2 | May 12, 2011 1:54pm
The first commercial Lufthansa A380 flight landed in San Francisco complete with its two floors of up to 526 passengers and first class tickets that could cost $16,000.
7 | May 11, 2011 11:28am
Futuristic electronics, a supercomputer brain, and other technology projects won 1.5 million euros and a chance to win 100 million more in a competition aimed at using technology to solve social...
2 | May 6, 2011 8:13am
On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard was lifted to an altitude of 116 miles above Earth becoming the first American in space.
May 4, 2011 12:29pm
Volkswagen gives a peek at some of the new technology it hopes will sell cars and make driving safer and more interesting.
May 3, 2011 11:12am
Intel's annual event is filled with exciting and innovative products ranging from digital touch screens for in-store shopping to robots that could act as personal assistants.
2 | April 28, 2011 7:03am
These inventions can improve the lives of those in developing regions of the world.
3 | April 26, 2011 1:18pm
Fuel efficiency has always been the m.o. for electric cars, but these futuristic beasts show that they can also offer elite performance and breath-taking good looks.
4 | April 26, 2011 12:06pm
Robots can fight pollution, climate change and help better the environment in many ways. Here are a few green-bots that get the job done.
2 | April 26, 2011 11:37am
Architects Herzog & de Meuron unveiled Le Project Triangle in 2008, but the project received approval in 2011 for construction in Paris, France. The structure will rise 200 meters from the Porte...
3 | April 26, 2011 9:44am
Vestas is an energy company that manufactures wind turbines for on-shore and off-shore use. It's predicted that 10 percent of the world's electricity will come from wind by 2020. Here's a look at...
3 | April 26, 2011 9:13am
Cleantech startup BrightSource Energy employs the use of concentrated solar power, or CSP, to generate electricity. The technique uses a large field of mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a small...
3 | April 26, 2011 8:50am
Winner of the International Highrise Award in 2008, the Hearst Tower was one of New York City's first distinctive green buildings, with LEED Gold certification and an angular silhouette that rises...
1 | April 26, 2011 8:35am
Porsche's new Panamera S Hybrid has 380 horsepower, a 0 to 60 m.p.h. time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 167 mp.h. It can accelerate up to 50 miles per hour on electric power alone.
2 | April 26, 2011 8:03am
The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is a zero-emissions race car prototype that uses production components from the consumer Leaf model but wraps them in a carbon fiber body.
1 | April 26, 2011 7:57am