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SunBorne Energy and Suntech Power will supply and deploy 100 megawatts of solar panels for projects in India.
May 3, 2011 8:03am |
A new study out of Kaiser Permanente found that the use of health information technology, including electronic health records, can reduce the environmental impact of the health care industry.
1 | May 5, 2011 4:00am |
NASA outlined three science investigations to gauge the feasibility to examine Mars' interior, study an ocean on one of Saturn's moons and detail a comet's nucleus.
1 | May 5, 2011 2:34pm |
Researchers developed an ultrathin microscope that could check for skin cancer and deliver images the size of a matchbox. Doctors might find this handheld device handy for diagnosing diseases in a...
6 | May 6, 2011 4:03am |
Retailer will require full disclosure of all product ingredients on packaging.
1 | May 6, 2011 4:33am |
Britain's, er, India's luxury car maker Jaguar commits to a hybrid sports car, and teams up with Formula 1 stalwart Williams F1 to get from zero to 60 in 3 seconds.
23 | May 6, 2011 6:13am |
The "Live Near Your Work" program in Washington, D.C. will award up to $12,000 to residents if they move closer to public transit or their workplace. Would you take the money?
25 | May 6, 2011 8:09am |
What we're reading: the lithium economy; subtle design; biometrics and public education; healthcare ethics; synthetic blood.
May 9, 2011 9:49am |
Japan Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that Tokyo Electric Power Companyâ€™s Fukushima Daiichi reactor No. is likely in a meltdown state with fuel having breached-through the reactor vessel...
6 | May 12, 2011 7:55pm |
Intensive care units that used telemedicine---including offsite electronic monitoring---had lower hospital and ICU mortality, fewer complications and shorter stays, according to a study.
1 | May 16, 2011 1:00pm |
USDA scientists are developing a produce inspection system that will take 360-degree images at a speed of three to four apples per second.
1 | May 17, 2011 4:00am |
Lenticular flooring from Japanese researchers takes a design approach to solving a simple city problem: how do you direct pedestrian foot traffic?
1 | May 23, 2011 1:42pm |
Exporting trash; astronaut tales; intelligent concierge; Mexico City bicycles; logical prefab homes.
May 24, 2011 11:33am |
NASA picked Lockheed Martin to develop a new spacecraft to ferry humans into deep space.
31 | May 24, 2011 1:29pm |
The Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission is designed to determine the lunar interior's structure, from crust to core.
May 25, 2011 1:44am |
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.
1 | May 25, 2011 3:36am |
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is preparing to announce a major energy policy shift that would eventually make solar panel installations mandatory on new buildings.
5 | May 25, 2011 8:08pm |
Entrepreneurial energy helps tackle a variety of global challenges, from spotty electricity supplies to video piracy. Knowledge@Wharton and Wipro Technologies identified several forward-looking...
May 25, 2011 8:43pm |
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill containing an amendment that would encourage the military to use high carbon fuels such as liquid coal.
2 | May 26, 2011 7:31pm |
London launched a scheme today that will allow electric car drivers to charge their vehicles across the city. A network of 150 more charging stations were added to the city, increasing the total...
2 | May 27, 2011 8:34am |