| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Solar Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy biennial student competition to design and build modern sustainable houses, was forced to close temporarily on Friday because of the Santa Ana winds whipping through the competition site at the Great Park...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando.
Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later.
Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Large-scale plans for hydraulic fracturing and natural gas export in Maryland have recently been set in motion. From my vantage point as a scientist, let me point to clear dangers in hydrofracking.
A physical process occurs that is overlooked by methane...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Speakers and exhibitors are needed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO.
The Irvine-based Orange County Great Park has been selected to host the October event, which will be organized outside Washington, D.C., for the first...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:54 PM
California will fall short of its goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury unless it adopts aggressive policies to fight climate change, a new report says.
The state is still on track to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| Jan 21, 2014
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds.
Information from weather services,...