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President Obama rolled out a program modeled after the "Cash for Clunkers" effort designed to make homes more energy efficient. The big question is whether the effort---officially called the...
10 | March 2, 2010 2:03pm |
Can Reebok's new ZigTech running shoes actually conserve and return energy as you run?
March 2, 2010 12:35pm |
The technology is called SpillSeal, but the final product is cheap as chips. The present suggested retail price for the washable keyboard is $40.
6 | March 1, 2010 1:54pm |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Intelligent Energy. From oil to wind to hydro to thermal power, contributor Melissa Mahony will bring us the latest energy news and help us understand how it...
2 | March 1, 2010 11:25am |
On paper, the A350 looks like a heck of airplane, but is indistinguishable from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in many respects. Here's a comparison.
15 | March 1, 2010 10:07am |
How should a low-lying city like New York deal with the rising sea levels associated with global warming? Five design and architecture firms devise solutions.
28 | March 1, 2010 9:06am |
The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are testing new drag reduction devices that could one day make large trucks more aerodynamic.
February 28, 2010 12:54pm |
The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are testing new drag reduction devices that could one day make large trucks more aerodynamic. The new truck designs will provide trucks...
4 | February 26, 2010 3:25pm
The $1 billion design of the new U.S. embassy in London resembles a floating plastic cube, covered in solar panels and balancing diplomacy and security.
2 | February 26, 2010 11:54am |
'Itâ€™s kind of a race--the giant corporations that are trying to destroy the earth, versus those of us who are trying save it.'
3 | February 26, 2010 4:00am |
China lives inside all of us. It lives in the assumption that unless people are controlled, and unless their use of the Internet resource is limited, they will go crazy.
4 | February 25, 2010 9:26am |
Industrial design visionary took the stage at the Greener Gadgets conference in New York City to urge designers to make green sexy and use smart design to spur social change.
2 | February 25, 2010 9:04am |
The Bloom Energy fuel cell resolves a longstanding problem that have made fuel cells uneconomical. Its engineers replaced an expensive platinum component with a low cost ceramic made from sand....
3 | February 25, 2010 8:54am |
The CEO of Bloom Energy touts the new Bloom Box fuel cell at the launch event in Sunnyvale, California. The technology is designed to be stacked into small blocks and housed in a unit about the...
February 25, 2010 8:16am |
Sixty-eight percent of Americans now hold library cards, a record level. Marketing guru John Gerzema says this tells us a lot about the post-crisis consumer.
1 | February 25, 2010 8:14am |
Sixty-eight percent of consumers have never heard of the smart grid and 63 percent draw a blank about smart meters, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. Meanwhile, consumers think smart...
3 | February 25, 2010 4:39am |
KR Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy touts his new Bloom Box fuel cell at a press event in Sunnyvale, California. The technology is designed to be stacked into small blocks and housed in a unit about...
5 | February 24, 2010 4:46pm
New concept lights from Philips offer a way for cities to save energy on street lights.
3 | February 24, 2010 3:46pm |
German automaker BMW has announced that it is preparing its Leipzig factory to manufacture electric vehicles.
1 | February 24, 2010 12:15pm |
A shocking new report in the Texas Tribune reveals that state health officials illegally turned over 800 infant blood samples to a federal DNA database to be used not for medical research but...
February 24, 2010 7:49am |