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With its massive, fast-growing cities, the world's second largest economy will stand as an example of what to do -- and what not to do -- when planning smart cities.
1 | January 26, 2011 4:31am |
Alarming reports from America's space agency reveal an organization lacking in clear direction, and hampered by doubt.
18 | January 25, 2011 6:00pm |
Partnership with the Nature Conservancy underscores the growing need for cooperation between for-profit and non-profit organizations in quest for more sustainable world.
3 | January 24, 2011 1:08pm |
Carbon nanotubes might be microscopic -- they're 100,000 times smaller than a human hair -- but the innovative material could have major health and safety impacts.
January 20, 2011 4:00am |
A recent breakthrough may lead to a powerful laser that gives U.S. Navy ships the upper hand in combat situations.
3 | January 19, 2011 11:46pm |
The US federal government starts taking concerted action to keep a very aggressive fish away from the Great Lakes. Some restaurateurs offer another way to fight the problem.
26 | January 19, 2011 8:48am |
A whistleblower group asks the Green Buildings Council to hold back LEED certification for buildings containing materials made from coal waste.
2 | January 19, 2011 4:00am |
The new aviation concept, developed by Boeing design firm Teague, involves government-subsidized airships, luxuriously slow travel, exorbitant fees for flying as fast as we do today, and less...
34 | January 19, 2011 2:00am |
With many states focusing on producer responsibility as the back-bone of their electronics recycling programs, more retailers and manufacturers might do well to consider innovations in leasing,...
5 | January 18, 2011 9:18am |
The U.S. military is field testing solar power as a logistical solution on its front lines in Afghanistan.
2 | January 14, 2011 7:40pm |
As a life support engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, it's Michael Flynn's job to keep astronauts alive in space, making sure they have the basic necessities like clean water to survive.
3 | January 13, 2011 11:32am |
The design team behind the Urbee hybrid vehicle says digital prototype software helped it evaluate environment design factors while cutting out wasteful physical prototyping phases.
January 12, 2011 4:40am |
In Haiti, Illinois-based Sun Ovens, Inc. staves off hunger one solar-cooked meal at a time.
1 | January 12, 2011 4:00am |
Poo-Gloos are mobile water treatment plants. The cheap systems could potentially help growing towns save millions of dollars.
5 | January 10, 2011 12:42pm |
Adidas, Best Buy, Kraft Foods, MIT Media Lab and Procter & Gamble are on board with Intel's new "Connected Store" concept, which can measure and analyze customers anonymously.
1 | January 10, 2011 9:52am |
Fewer Americans are integrating green behavior such as water conservation, composting, recycling electronics and buying more fuel efficient cars into their daily routines, according to a Harris...
28 | January 10, 2011 6:44am |
At CES 2011, Audi chairman Rupert Stadler explained how the technology beneath the dash of your next car will be as important as the tech under its hood.
2 | January 6, 2011 12:42pm |
Millions of Americans already drive a Honda. Now a lucky few might soon get to fly in one too.
7 | January 5, 2011 4:50pm |
Equipment manufacturer achieves coveted status with two facilities in England.
January 5, 2011 4:36am |
Supercomputers and new transmission infrastructure guarantees financial trading that's faster than ever before. Is it a smarter market, or is Wall Street playing with fire?
7 | January 3, 2011 7:35am |