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Pandora's Promise is the most important environmental feature film since An Inconvenient Truth. Its ow inconvenient truth? Unfairly maligned nuclear power can save the world from climate change.
1 | June 19, 2013 5:18am |
Can 3D batteries be as powerful as solid-state counterparts?
1 | June 19, 2013 5:07am |
World-renowned design talents like Rem Koolhaas are introducing poorly conceived oddities that don't help solve serious workplace ergonomics issues.
2 | June 19, 2013 3:00am |
Power has become a public commodity for smartphone users in Manhattan with newly installed solar charging stations that are emerging in New York City parks.
June 18, 2013 6:46pm |
World Aeros wants to make airships that can transport 250-ton loads. They're cheaper and more energy efficient than cargo planes, but potential investors must first get over the "giggle factor."
28 | June 17, 2013 8:38pm |
Walk along any major street and it's likely a number of surveillance cameras, mounted outside buildings and street lights, are watching you. An app under development tells you where they are.
11 | June 17, 2013 1:21pm |
Now you can tap into Stanford's startup knowledge.
June 17, 2013 7:31am |
Turn your nose up at metal screw caps? Can never find your cork screw? Help is on the way!
4 | June 17, 2013 7:25am |
Georg Petschnigg co-founded the company behind Apple's app of the year -- Paper -- which is transforming the way people use the iPad.
1 | June 17, 2013 3:00am |
In a burgeoning U.S. market for small-batch and craft spirits, hundreds of small companies scattered throughout the nation are making new concoctions that would seem otherworldly to the...
June 17, 2013 3:00am |
The U.S. government spying scandal has implicated programs that secure critical infrastructure, protect intellectual property, and make commercial software more reliable.
15 | June 16, 2013 11:48am |
By offering employees "flu days," businesses can dramatically reduce the spread of flu in the workplace.
3 | June 14, 2013 8:20am |
Drivers using hands-free voice-activated technology might have their eyes fixed squarely on the road ahead them, but that doesn't mean they're not at risk.
8 | June 13, 2013 9:14am |
U.S. regulators have launched an investigation into a joint venture which may have violated antitrust laws.
June 13, 2013 6:55am |
Board a train to the airport, and don't get off until you've flown to your destination.
9 | June 13, 2013 4:51am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
The finalists for the 2013 Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge includes a luggage unloading system inspired by air hockey and a way to power laptops in-flight using body heat.
5 | June 12, 2013 9:38pm |
MIT researchers have constructed a pavilion with the help of 6,500 silkworms.
June 12, 2013 6:23pm |
General Electric will invest $2 billion over the next five years to build software aimed at harnessing, and making sense, of the growing influx of data within the health care industry.
June 12, 2013 10:26am |
Stick a fork in U.S. nuclear power. With four plants closing this year and more to come, the dream of electricity "too cheap to meter" is dead.
90 | June 12, 2013 1:41am |