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Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Modeled after the way plants cells expand and shrink in the sun, bioengineers at UC Berkeley have created a new gel... Watch »

Jun 5, 2013
Teen Invents Quick-Charging Device

Teen Invents Quick-Charging Device

A California high school student, Eesha Khare, has created a new type of "supercapacitor." The San Jose... Watch »

Jun 4, 2013
Solar Impulse Airplane Leaves Texas, Bound for St. Louis

Solar Impulse Airplane Leaves Texas, Bound for St. Louis

A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has departed on the third leg of its cross-country... Watch »

Jun 3, 2013
Tesla Promises to Add Charging Stations

Tesla Promises to Add Charging Stations

Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is promising to boost the number charging stations during the next year so its... Watch »

May 30, 2013
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty to Dumping Hazardous Waste

Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty to Dumping Hazardous Waste

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal charges the company dumped fertilizer, pesticides and other... Read more »

May 28, 2013
Solar Impulse Airplane Lands in Texas

Solar Impulse Airplane Lands in Texas

A solar-powered plane, which took off earlier this month from Moffett Field in Mountain View, has landed in Texas... Watch »

May 23, 2013
Used Car Market Changing

Used Car Market Changing

Sales of used cars are down, but that's not the case for "certified pre-owned" vehicles. Watch »

May 20, 2013
Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the world-wide tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Watch »

May 17, 2013
Embarcadero's Dying Palm Trees Leave Big Bills

Embarcadero's Dying Palm Trees Leave Big Bills

When San Francisco‚Äôs quake-damaged Central Freeway met the wrath of the wrecking ball in the early nineties, it left... Watch »

May 17, 2013
Killer Windmills: Wind Energy Leaves Trail of Dead Eagles

Killer Windmills: Wind Energy Leaves Trail of Dead Eagles

Spinning wind turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year. Watch »

May 14, 2013
Tesla Stock Soars After Big Earnings and Car Sales

Tesla Stock Soars After Big Earnings and Car Sales

Tesla shares hit another new high after stronger than expected earnings. Read more »

May 9, 2013
Fun and Profit From Old Flip Flops

Fun and Profit From Old Flip Flops

Hundreds of discarded flip flops wash up on Kenya's beaches each day. A small recycling company in Nairobi turns the... Watch »

May 9, 2013
Diaper Free Potty Training Gains Popularity

Diaper Free Potty Training Gains Popularity

A group of mothers has decided to toss the diapers and potty train their small babies. Watch »

May 9, 2013
Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations... Watch »

May 8, 2013
Solar Impulse Makes It to Phoenix

Solar Impulse Makes It to Phoenix

A solar-powered plane - energized by the power of the sun - took off just as dawn broke Friday morning from Mountain... Watch »

May 23, 2013

Solar Impulse Leaves Moffett on Cross-Country Flight

The Bay Area hosted the Solar Impulse team for a couple months. View »

May 4, 2013
State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides

State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides

AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video... Watch »

Apr 30, 2013
New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New battery packs could help return power to the electrical grid. KGW's Keely Chalmers reports. Watch »

Apr 24, 2013
Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's... Watch »

Apr 23, 2013
Turning Trash Into Treasure at Recycling Yard

Turning Trash Into Treasure at Recycling Yard

Ben Cowden pushed a shopping cart toward a mound of garbage, mentally sifting through its heap of grimy contents. He Watch »

Apr 23, 2013

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