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  • Remodeled Caltech lab turned green

    Remodeled Caltech lab turned green
    Caltech students and professors looking to create green energy now have a sustainable central hub. Over the past 18 months workers gutted the 1971 Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory and renovated it into a modern glass building to house the Resnick...
  • Home Depot Winterizing Tips

    Home Depot Winterizing Tips
    October marks Fire Prevention Month and although there may not be an official month for 'winterizing' your house it’s also a good time to be thinking about getting your home ready for winter and keeping costs down. Both fire-proofing and winter-...
  • Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant

    Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant
    SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego State University engineering professor working to make large-scale solar energy generation more efficient was awarded a $3.9 million federal grant, the school announced Tuesday. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's...
  • Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow

    Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow
    NEW YORK -- The outward signs of recovery were everywhere Monday across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened, and limited train and ferry service up and running....
  • Fact or Fiction? Gasoline Mythbusters

    Fact or Fiction?  Gasoline Mythbusters
    Gas prices are still hovering around the $3.50 mark for regular unleaded, but we haven't even hit Memorial Day or the 4th of July yet. Mythbuster 1  Will we see five dollar gas prices this summer?  The answer is no, barring any kind of doomsday nuclear...
  • Getting Off Gas

    Getting Off Gas
    It wasn’t that long ago that everything seemed so simple: pump gas into your car, get behind the wheel and go. But as the internal combustion engine slowly but surely yields ground to alternative energy sources, sorting out the various...
  • Huge travel weekend likely for Labor Day

    Huge travel weekend likely for Labor Day
    If you were planning on hitting the road this weekend and thought that maybe a rise in gas prices might hold traffic down a little, don't count on it. According to AAA, 33 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, a 2.9 percent...
  • UCSD gets $500K for magnetism project

    UCSD gets $500K for magnetism project
    LA JOLLA, Calif. -- UC San Diego was awarded more than $500,000 Friday for a three-year project to develop and deploy an electromagnetic system in an effort to access more natural gas for energy use. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is part...
  • Energy-saving LED street lights could be headed our way

    Q: Aug. 1 marked the five-year anniversary of the fatal collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minnesota. That bridge has been replaced with an improved design that is not 'fracture critical' and is considered to be a 'smart' bridge featuring 26 accelerometers...
  • IU receives grant to study clean coal

    IU receives grant to study clean coal
    Indiana University received the go ahead to study what some call "clean" coal Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the university with about $300,000 to study the future of coal. IU will partner with Purdue and Praxair Surface Technologies....
  • Scientists May Have Found 'God Particle'

    Scientists May Have Found 'God Particle'
    Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics, which could help unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets. "We have reached a...
  • Glendale's smart grid project is out of money

    Glendale's smart grid project is out of money
    As Glendale nears the end of its $70-million smart grid project, officials say they're out of money and need more time. City officials said this week they have asked the U.S. Department of Energy for an extension to the March 2013 deadline to finish...