| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Pratt & Whitney and Alcoa announced Monday at the Farnborough Airshow that Alcoa will forge the first-ever aluminum alloy fan blade in a jet engine.
Typically, fan blades have been made from titanium. General Electric is developing ceramic composite...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Good news for electric car companies. China, which suffers from some of the world's worst air pollution, has mandated that its government agencies dramatically increase their use of electric vehicles.
The government said this week that 30% of its...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once thought the electric car company’s lineup would spell out SEX. There would be the Model S sedan, the upcoming Model X sport-utility vehicle and later, the Model E, a smaller, less expensive vehicle for the masses....
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The best place to find a diesel these days isn't a freeway truck stop. It's the country club.
Brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes in particular had success selling oil-burning...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Congress is facing an Aug. 1 deadline to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps bankroll road building and other transportation projects in Central Florida and across the nation. Last week the House passed a stopgap plan to prop up the fund...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Doosan Co. Ltd., based in South Korea, said it will acquire the assets and operating debt of U.S.-based ClearEdge Power, a fuel cell manufacturer for buildings, for $32.4 million, the Reuters news service reports.
ClearEdge Power, based in Sunnyvale,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:36 PM
In the never-ending search for greater fuel efficiency, the number three seems to be gaining ground. Three, as in three cylinders, instead of four. Many manufacturers have tried this approach, but none have pulled it off quite as convincingly as Ford,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The cedar-lined modern home in Mount Washington mirrors its neighbor to the left, and for good reason. Architect Simon Storey designed the two homes, known as “Brother and Sister,” in collaboration with his sister, Anna Gregory. Twin floor...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Could Davros be returning to "Doctor Who"?
A new teaser for the upcoming eighth season features a familiar voice that sounds eerily like it belongs to the founder of the Dalek Empire. Davros was last seen facing off against the 10th Doctor in "The End of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:35 PM
In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly approved a potential property tax break for electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. in hopes of enticing the high-tech, Palo Alto company to build a giant battery factory in California.
The potential savings is buried in...