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  • Tesla share jump on cryptic tweet by Elon Musk

    No stranger to leveraging his Twitter presence to maximize attention for his electric car company, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk sent his company's stock up 2.5% on Monday with a single, cryptic tweet. "Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement...
  • Great Park to start charging for rides

    Great Park to start charging for rides
    The Orange County Great Park once again raised the Irvine's City Council's hackles. The carousel and balloon rides starred prominently at Tuesday's meeting, as did the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. These items, pulled from the meeting's...
  • Backers of American Latino national museum push bill in Congress

    Backers of American Latino national museum push bill in Congress
    Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again. The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Great Park awarded $1 million for national Solar Decathlon

     
    Orange County's Great Park will receive $1 million in federal grant as they play host to a national collegiate solar design competition and alternative energy exposition in the next year, park officials announced....
  • Daily News Briefs: May 17, 2012

     
    New models will come fast and furious in the 2013-16 model years, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's annual product pipeline analysis, dubbed the "Car Wars" report. Bank of America sees an above-average level of new model launches starting in......