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Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 07:13 PM PDT

Bee-Friendly Plants Actually Killing Them: Study

Bee-Friendly Plants Actually Killing Them: Study

Most of us worry about their stings, when the subject of bees comes up, but the buzz among researchers here in the Bay Area and abroad is the fact that their numbers are drastically dwindling.

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State...

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 01:48 PM PDT

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 01:11 PM PDT

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather. The most recent example occurred in mid-June when some towns in Alaska hit record highs.

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 06:44 AM PDT

Recycling Older Gadgets

Recycling Older Gadgets

In the last three years, the number of people who say they recycle their electronics jumped from less than 40-percent to more than 70-percent. NBC's Chris Clackum reports on the resources available for...

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 04:36 AM PDT

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 that can be manipulated by light, which could be used for drug delivery and tissue...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 05:20 AM PDT

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 teen's invention could help pave the way for cell phones that can be charged in 30 seconds.

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM PDT

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 trip and will attempt to land in an inflatable hangar set up in the wake of last week's...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:42 PM PDT

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 customers can drive across North America.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:05 PM PDT

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 hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of...

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