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General Electric said it is "doubling down" its efforts to accomplish its goal of transforming every home into net-zero energy by 2015.
4 | March 17, 2010 6:30am |
Intel's Lorie Wigle says the company known best for its computer microprocessors is actually a top five player in the smart grid.
March 17, 2010 6:00am |
Do erratic laptop touchpads drive you as crazy and they do me? Why can't PC makers design reliable laptop touchpads?
39 | March 17, 2010 5:59am |
General Motors, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California have cooked up next-generation windshield technology that will integrate sensors, cameras and images to enhance...
March 17, 2010 5:46am |
Azure Dynamics made headlines when Ford announced the upcoming release of its Transit Connect vehicle. Headed up by CEO Scott Harrison, Azure produced the pure electric technology behind the new...
2 | March 17, 2010 4:00am |
Solar power in residential areas is growing somewhat, but has hardly become the norm in the U.S. Why has residential solar power in Europe gained momentum relative to the U.S.?
8 | March 17, 2010 2:57am |
A government project hopes to install wind, solar and small hydro projects in some of the country's most toxic places. A windmill in every Superfund site?
3 | March 16, 2010 1:50pm |
Sometimes, being in the dark is a good thing.
March 16, 2010 12:54pm |
One commentator explains why 'decades if business-IT acrimony' came to a head during the recent economic slowdown.
March 16, 2010 9:51am |
Unfortunately the Obama Administration seems unwilling to directly challenge the monopolists who took away our early Internet lead in the name of profit.
March 16, 2010 9:29am |
In light of President Obama's recent elimination of NASA's planned moon missions, the agency's manned space program needs a goal, destination and timetable, experts say.
March 16, 2010 7:38am |
First Solar joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative, a solar power project that aims to supply 15 percent of Europe's power by 2050. Other solar players also landed big deals.
1 | March 16, 2010 6:59am |
Did Consumer Reports tiptoe around the Toyota unintended acceleration issue in its annual 2010 Top Cars issue? It's a fair question given how unabashedly it has recommended Toyotas over the years.
3 | March 16, 2010 6:44am |
How easy is it to live in your city? Find a doctor? Get through traffic? Discover a Wi-Fi hotspot? A new survey cites the top 20 most convenient cities in the U.S.
1 | March 16, 2010 6:00am |
K. Venkatesh Prasad, head Ford infotronics research and advanced engineering, sees the auto as a mashup where computing meets the car cabin. But how does he get there?
7 | March 16, 2010 3:30am |
Tech entrepreneur and author Sramana Mitra says schools need to be more realistic about where most startup funds come from.
17 | March 15, 2010 3:33pm |
Sure, clouds can be attacked, but clouds have professionals protecting them. It's an army of bad guys against an army of good guys. I'm just one guy.
3 | March 15, 2010 2:24pm |
More than 140 years ago, promises of passengers quietly whisked between stations on pressurized air.
5 | March 15, 2010 10:22am |
After 13 years and 800 hours, New Zealander Rudy Heeman has finally built a winged hovercraft.
14 | March 15, 2010 9:46am |
Integrating disparate enterprise applications will be core to a central understanding of progress.
March 15, 2010 8:01am |