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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 |
Can sea swells power our homes? Construction on the first commercial wave-energy farm in the United States has begun off the coastline of Oregon.
7 | February 24, 2010 12:53pm |
Silicon Valley firms put up funds for new startups, commit to boost hiring by 10,500 over the coming year.
February 24, 2010 9:18am |
The National Science Foundation has awarded three U.S. universities $25 million to establish new centers that will advance research on biological machines.
February 24, 2010 7:33am |
SmartPlanet has joined Google Buzz. Here's where you should go to follow us.
February 23, 2010 2:55pm |
It seems few CIO bother to blog these days, but one of the most robust is Navy CIO Robert Carey's. He just outlined his top 10 priorities for 2010 and candidly discusses a range of other IT topics.
February 23, 2010 2:10pm |
Could WalMart be on the verge of becoming rural America's ISP?
3 | February 23, 2010 2:00pm |
The more cars become "computers on wheels" the more information technology best practices will be needed to keep customers happy. Simply put, the day of automobile patch days may not be that far off.
2 | February 23, 2010 12:27pm |
From coral reef fisheries and food allergies to the science of superheroes, an annual meeting of scientists covers all the bases.
2 | February 23, 2010 4:00am |
New device stores wasted energy and converts it to power -- cutting the energy penalty for amputees nearly in half.
2 | February 23, 2010 3:59am |
More efficient energy management, better access control and proactive maintenance are just just three potential benefits of the latest smart buildings technology.
3 | February 22, 2010 3:04pm |
Homogenize all the world's predictions and forecasts and look deep into the future. That's just what new web search tool Recorded Future is trying to do.
February 22, 2010 1:08pm |
Is the "Dickensian gloom" of a high-density urban community better or worse than the sprawl of a suburban community? The debate over the merits of smart growth simmers between two experts.
8 | February 22, 2010 11:57am |
In some ways the Bloom Energy device is regressive. Any kind of hydrocarbon gas is the feedstock -- it can use natural gas or biogas -- and one of the outputs is carbon dioxide.
1 | February 22, 2010 11:40am |
Chemists at the University of California Los Angeles have created gene-like synthetic crystals that can capture carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.
4 | February 22, 2010 8:03am |
60 Minutes did an overview of the Bloom Box, a device that can generate energy on the spot from an outfit called Bloom Energy. Will this puppy work?
1 | February 22, 2010 7:16am |
As more workers take their jobs mobile, we need to get far smarter about supporting mobile technology that isn't company-blessed.
3 | February 22, 2010 6:29am |
The Texas billionaire says buying oil from the enemies means we're probably paying for both sides of the war. 'It's not just dumb,' he says. 'Itâ€™s dumb-dumb.'
33 | February 22, 2010 4:00am |
New survey shows IT budgets recovering from recent recession, but concentrated on high-value projects such as product placement and customer analytics.
February 21, 2010 7:27pm |