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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...

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 06:34 AM PDT

Embarcadero's Dying Palm Trees Leave Big Bills

Embarcadero's Dying Palm Trees Leave Big Bills

When San Francisco’s quake-damaged Central Freeway met the wrath of the wrecking ball in the early nineties, it left a sprawling waterfront like a blank canvas. In the grand sprucing-up of the Embarcadero,...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 05:54 AM PDT

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. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 09:55 AM PDT

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.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 05:38 AM PDT

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 colorful footwear into toys, photo frames and other sculptures for sale.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 05:24 AM PDT

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. "Elimination communication" is gaining popularity, but pediatricians say not so fast.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 05:16 AM PDT

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 after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 08:45 AM PDT

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 View's Moffett Field on its first cross-country tour, bound for New York as its final...

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 03:26 PM PDT
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By Lori Preuitt

Solar Impulse Leaves Moffett on Cross-Country Flight

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

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