| Sep 1, 2013
Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
| Sep 17, 2013
Q: How can the home cook make gelato?
—Jack Kane, Chicago
A: Yes, the home cook can make gelato. The process is pretty much the way you'd make ice cream at home. Just follow the instructions that come with your ice cream maker.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:07 AM
NASA engineers have built a device that uses radar to detect heartbeats in the rubble of collapsed buildings, with technology typically used to explore other planets. The FINDER device, developed with the Department of Homeland Security, could help...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Viking has recalled about 450 built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers due to a fire hazard. Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat. Viking has received 27 reports of...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:53 PM
NEW YORK — Ari Rubenstein, a "Star Trek" fan who counts physics as a hobby, wants to boldly go where Wall Street has never gone before: the speed of light.
Rubenstein heads Strike Technologies, a New York company that's part of a budding cottage...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Tractor trailers filled with dead car batteries made their way up to Gopher Resource's recycling plant in Eagan, Minn. The 30-plus pound blocks were fed into a giant industrial blender and soon became material for new batteries and ammunition.
| May 1, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...
| Apr 10, 2014
Blake Wollman has gone from a food processor in his kitchen at home to a commercial kitchen in Randallstown. He's progressed from selling his product at farmers markets to two distributors placing it in 50 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Now,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Among the hundreds of gadgets, games and apps at January's Consumer Electronics Show, few had the sizzle of James Buch's gleaming silver hunk of hardware.
That's because the device is a barbecue grill — one that's Wi-Fi enabled, voice activated...
| Sep 4, 2013
If your car's air-conditioning system blows only warm air on hot days, it's probably because it is low on refrigerant, and the most likely cause is a leak somewhere in the system. Though many vehicle owners think they need to......
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Across the country, markets and roadside stands are swelling with fresh fruits and vegetables like cherries, berries, rhubarb, corn, spinach and more. Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables usually means maximum flavor for minimum cost.