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Toyota will be extending its Prius hybrid car family in the United States with new compact and wagon models. Plug-in Prius models will become available through the year.
January 10, 2011 4:08pm |
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 |
Prozac, move over. There's a new treatment option in town, this time in the form of bright light therapy.
6 | January 7, 2011 2:41pm |
Ford on Friday will unveil its new Focus Electric vehicle, the first installment of five electric vehicles to be delivered by 2013. Ford is launching a new app and Best Buy charging station...
3 | January 7, 2011 11:01am |
Let market forces help assign value to the gigabytes of information flooding flooding through enterprises, researchers propose.
January 5, 2011 8:30pm |
Using a vaccine that combines the common cold virus with particles that mimic cocaine, researchers have produced a lasting immunity against cocaine high in mice.
6 | January 5, 2011 11:39am |
If you don't take your regular dose, a special cap that fits on your pill bottle will call or send you a text. It will also tell your family and your doctor.
4 | January 4, 2011 9:30pm |
Simulated combat games such as 'Call of Duty' and 'World of Warcraft' may have more influence over innovation and productivity investments than the actual military itself.
12 | January 4, 2011 4:04pm |
Administration describes the target as the most ambitious goal for greenhouse gas emissions reduction set by any in the nation. Do you know what your state is doing?
8 | January 4, 2011 9:08am |
University system inks contract with EnergyConnect to curb electricity consumption during peak demand periods, which will help CalState earn money by cutting power usage.
January 4, 2011 5:12am |
Under30CEO names the top 10 U.S. cities for young entrepreneurs, from New York City to San Diego.
5 | January 3, 2011 6:49am |
A handful of emerging nations -- including China, Korea, India, Russia and Brazil -- are increasing their spending on innovation more quickly than more established economies.
2 | January 3, 2011 4:18am |
General Motors and Nissan have hit the road with the Chevy Volt and Leaf, respectively, but the jury is out on whether 2011 will the year of the electric vehicle. And that's not such a bad thing.
1 | January 3, 2011 4:08am |
'Visible light networks' may offer relief for increasingly clogged radio-wave-based WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth networks.
1 | December 28, 2010 2:31pm |
Cornell researchers propose mass customization of a range of treats -- with expert nutrition formulations programmed in -- via food printers.
7 | December 27, 2010 10:02am |
As sustainability managers and executives look forward to 2011, here are examples of strategies lighting the way toward sound sustainability practices.
December 24, 2010 10:03am |
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey nearly lost his iconic voice last year, but new treatment with lasers and a new biomaterial brought him back from the brink.
December 22, 2010 10:09am |
Sydney researchers have developed a smart chip that can block pain signals from traveling to the brain.
6 | December 22, 2010 6:44am |
It was a rare treat for anyone who saw the Lunar Eclipse Solstice last night.
9 | December 21, 2010 2:53pm |