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August 19, 2010 12:02pm |
Net Impact's annual guide features student-contributed profiles for programs that address corporate responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship.
August 19, 2010 6:08am |
Economist Michael Mandel says communications and information technology delivery are likely to be the industries leading the way to the next economic boom. However, innovation has not been...
1 | August 18, 2010 2:24pm |
eBay datacenter chief Dean Nelson explains how the company's new Utah facility can be a critical money-saver. How? 3-D modeling, high-tech monitoring and West Point tank commanders.
2 | August 18, 2010 2:00am |
How does NASA create such beautiful images and animations of outer space from mere data?
3 | August 17, 2010 11:40pm |
The company has a deliberately decentralized management structure, so when CEO William Weldon pulls his Sgt. Schultz routine he may be telling the honest truth.
3 | August 17, 2010 8:46am |
Harvard University researchers created a nanoprobe that can measure the electrical activity in a cell. Scientists hope to create hybrid tissues that can monitor the efficacy of drugs and observe...
1 | August 17, 2010 7:37am |
Rather than wait for bacteria to develop resistance to new drugs, researchers have created a computer program that puts them on the offense. The algorithm can predict the next move of harmful...
2 | August 17, 2010 4:00am |
Aquaculture pioneer Local Ocean harvests fish in a zero-discharge facility in New York.
15 | August 16, 2010 6:30pm |
Northwestern University researchers used beam-pen lithography to draw 15,000 copies of the Chicago skyline with impressive precision and speed.
August 16, 2010 10:52am |
China bested the United States in 2009 in the race to install wind turbines, topping the U.S. in installed wind power capacity for the first time and shattering the annual record in the process.
1 | August 16, 2010 8:42am |
France's long-term storage plan for nuclear power waste moves along. American radioactive waste sits in wait for a permanent home. As a U.S. government panel continues digging for a solution,...
26 | August 16, 2010 4:00am |
Johnson & Johnson has been articulating some form of corporate sustainability since 1943. Here's a look at the returns associated with modern-day projects.
1 | August 16, 2010 3:30am |
Predicting a hurricane's path is (relatively) easy. But predicting whether a storm will turn into a hurricane? Near-impossible--at the moment.
4 | August 13, 2010 5:57pm |
People feel healthier and more productive when working in green, LEED-certified buildings, according to a new study.
3 | August 13, 2010 1:51pm |
Atlantis unveils what could be the biggest tidal device ever. The company hopes it will bring waves of marine power investment with it.
17 | August 13, 2010 4:00am |
With a new type of thin film solar cell, Ensol AS and University of Leicester team up to suck up the sun's rays through the world's windows.
4 | August 12, 2010 4:00am |
As the wind industry and its turbines get bigger. Will U.S. manufacturers be able to capture a larger piece of wind power's future?
4 | August 11, 2010 4:00am |
The head of Intel's Eco-Technology Program Office talks about improving efficiency, and how technology can reduce energy consumption by providing consumers information about their usage.
August 11, 2010 2:00am |
Founder of the U.S. Green Building Council, David Gottfried helped dream up rating system that eventually became LEED-otherwise known as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...
8 | August 10, 2010 8:47am