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Product designer Yves Behar talks about the design aesthetic behind a new vehicle charging station he created for General Electric. Behar explains how users will interact with the device and...
13 | July 13, 2010 12:32pm
GE's Nucleus smart meter hub brings home energy management and the smart grid to homeowners.
1 | July 13, 2010 10:27am |
GE's new WattStation, an electric vehicle charger designed by Yves Behar, intends to bring the smart grid to the family car.
1 | July 13, 2010 10:10am |
GE CEO Jeff Immelt said the company is looking to create a clean tech ecosystem that can accelerate the adoption and commercialization of products ranging from Wattstation electric car chargers to...
July 13, 2010 10:00am |
General Electric announced $200 million innovation challenge seeking the best ideas to advance the technology and deployment of the smart grid.
July 13, 2010 9:26am |
What will New York City look like in 2030? Three architectural firms design the city's future, using high-speed transportation, green spaces and lots of ingenuity.
8 | July 13, 2010 7:13am |
Boeing's new unmanned aerial vehicle, the Phantom Eye, can conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance -- and use hydrogen to do it.
6 | July 13, 2010 6:22am |
Scientists and engineers used high-powered algorithms normally reserved for exploring asteroids and planets.
3 | July 13, 2010 12:30am |
Britain has unveiled a $215 million prototype unmanned combat aircraft that's fast, nearly invisible and deadly. Here's a look.
22 | July 12, 2010 2:22pm |
An award-winning device collects dew that could help quench the thirst of people living in arid lands.
10 | July 12, 2010 4:00am |
Paving the way for an AIDS vaccine, scientists have discovered two potent antibodies, the strongest of which can neutralize 91 percent of HIV strains.
3 | July 8, 2010 11:20am |
Earth, Inc. author Greg Unruh says businesses can learn from the environment to reap better profits, boost sustainability and decrease their carbon footprint. Here's how.
1 | July 8, 2010 10:07am |
Two separate studies draw two different conclusions about the viability of high-speed rail in the Golden State.
39 | July 7, 2010 8:37pm |
Sustainable future cities; Climategate scientists cleared; oil tax breaks; City Year; LEED homes in Utah.
3 | July 7, 2010 12:38pm |
The Office of the Future is loaded with sensors and switches that help the building react to its inhabitants more intelligently. Here's a look at the first, in California.
July 7, 2010 11:01am |
Tata Power Company seeks to go off the grid by bringing wind turbines to the rooftops of rural India. Will the small packages of clean kilowatts add up to big energy?
17 | July 7, 2010 4:00am |
Boeing's already huge 787 Dreamliner aircraft saw its ninth revision this week, about halfway through its testing period.
2 | July 6, 2010 10:41am |
The headquarters of The New York Times is the ugliest building in New York City, according to a new report. Here's the full list.
3 | July 6, 2010 8:22am |
VantagePoint CEO Alan Salzman says the Tesla electric car is a lot like the Apple II computer -- original, expensive and a few years before it will change the world.
5 | July 6, 2010 7:00am |
The astronauts are posting some great pictures from space.
July 5, 2010 9:45am |