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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. McGrath, Alaska, recorded...

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 engineering...

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...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM PDT

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, completing the second leg of a trip across the United States.

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 06:02 AM PDT

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. NBC's Chris Clackum reports,

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 05:50 AM PDT

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. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars...

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