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  • Review: Tesla's electric Model S is a truly competitive premium sedan

    The Tesla Model S may be a silent car, but other automakers will no doubt hear it coming. In its first crack at a premium sedan, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has matched or beaten the likes of the Audi A7 or Mercedes-Benz CLS — products...
  • Workplaces offer electric car charging for employees

    Workplaces offer electric car charging for employees
    Employees at General Motors' plant in White Marsh have an unusual workplace benefit. Anyone who drives an electric car can plug it in to charge while they work. At the plant, which produces transmissions and electric motors, workers can park their...
  • UCSD gets $500K for magnetism project

    UCSD gets $500K for magnetism project
    LA JOLLA, Calif. -- UC San Diego was awarded more than $500,000 Friday for a three-year project to develop and deploy an electromagnetic system in an effort to access more natural gas for energy use. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is part...
  • Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research

    Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research
    Purdue University is helping develop a new form of biofuel. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $5 million to a team of researchers Wednesday. The researchers are working to develop a plant that could produce a substance that can directly be used as...
  • The secret is out in Oak Ridge

    The secret is out in Oak Ridge
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here." Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
  • Fly or drive – what's the better deal?

    Fly or drive – what's the better deal?
    Who would take a road trip when gasoline is hovering near $4 a gallon? Well, you might, especially if you're taking the family. Sometimes it's cheaper to drive. "Driving makes sense if you have three people traveling, heavy baggage or fragile sporting...
  • After two years of eco-living, what works and what doesn't

    After two years of eco-living, what works and what doesn't
    It started with gray water, then escalated to chickens, composting toilets and rain barrels. I'm talking about the two years I've spent transforming my humble California bungalow into a test case for sustainable living — an experience that's cost me...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • Saturday Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma

    Saturday Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma
    The car: Fisker Karma The power: 403 total horsepower coming from two 201.5-horsepower (150 kW) AC motors, mounted just above the rear wheels. Torque is in the neighborhood of monstrous, with 981 pound-feet available at 0 RPM. That figure sounds like...
  • Radioactivity surges again at Japan nuclear plant

    Radiation levels increased sharply inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Thursday, slowing work on the devastated facility again and once more throwing into doubt the integrity of the containment vessels that hold the fuel rods....
  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...