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Portland, Maine, may play second fiddle to Oregon's Portland when it comes to large-scale sustainability initiatives, but last week, its city council approved an $11 million bond for energy...
October 27, 2010 2:00am |
Investing in solar or wind is like printing money, according to Pro-tech Energy Solutions principal John Drexinger. I spoke with him about bringing New Jersey on-board with renewables.
2 | October 26, 2010 8:28am |
Scientists have developed self-assembling, transparent nanospheres that are stiffer than steel and Kevlar. They could be used in medical implants and space tech.
4 | October 25, 2010 7:54am |
A new obesity drug, lorcaserin, has either been shot down or put into an FDA purgatory.
15 | October 25, 2010 7:29am |
GE's new hybrid halogen-CFL bulb looks like a fluorescent bulb shoved inside a traditional incandescent bulb.
15 | October 20, 2010 9:16am |
Honda's new North American Environmental Report reveals what it's doing for sustainability with its products, operations and facilities.
October 19, 2010 9:01am |
San Francisco start-up Siluria Technologies has devised a chemical process that will transform natural gas into petrochemicals, significantly reducing both cost and pollution, the company says.
October 19, 2010 5:01am |
Leading tech executives urge adoption of commercial best practices -- from cloud computing to energy efficiency and streamlined supply chains -- by the federal government.
3 | October 18, 2010 9:15pm |
Heart care remains a large and growing business, despite health reform, and innovators are continuing to benefit.
October 18, 2010 5:53am |
It was a sluggish third quarter for venture capital funding, but cleantech companies really took a hit as large rounds dried up.
1 | October 15, 2010 4:08am |
During a keynote at the Cleantech New York Forum, a U.S. trade director says new programs to be unveiled within the month will center on accelerating the role of smaller companies in trade abroad.
1 | October 13, 2010 3:10pm |
Much like cruise control for cars, GE's new technology can calculate the speed at which a locomotive will save the most fuel.
October 13, 2010 9:10am |
Solazyme has partnered with Colombia's largest oil corporation, Ecopetrol, to produce renewable biofuel derived from algae.
3 | October 8, 2010 6:39am |
GE will buy oil-field equipment maker Dresser for $3 billion following a failed $1.2 billion bid for Wellstream. The goal: expand its business in the oil and gas industries.
1 | October 7, 2010 6:25am |
Cisco's new Umi brings lifelike, high-definition telepresence to the home, the hospital room and the classroom. It may change these industries forever.
October 6, 2010 10:37am |
A Ford research scientist told CNET.com that algae has some of the characteristic necessary to become a viable source of renewable fuel - if production challenges could be overcome.
3 | October 4, 2010 8:14pm |
In the wake of substantial vehicle recalls, Toyota says it is using smarter technology in new models to avoid repeats of its previous tech missteps.
1 | October 4, 2010 12:53pm |
GE partners with Miahona in its latest move to bring its water conservation technology to the increasingly populous but water-hungry Middle East.
2 | October 4, 2010 7:43am |
The New York Jets has taken its affinity for being green literally by installing 3,000 solar panels at its team headquarters in Florham Park, N.J.
September 29, 2010 5:24pm |
Scientists are developing scalable processes that convert CO2 into alcohol-based fuels. The process is seen as an alternative to sequestering carbon.
9 | September 24, 2010 3:53pm |