| May 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Since the massive rollout of roughly 120,000 digital utility meters that began in 2010, Glendale Water & Power officials now have just 53 of them to tweak, down from 919 in September of last year.
The drop comes about five months after the utility began...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Somerset Area High School chemistry teacher Michael Benton will be participating in the Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program. This nationally recognized program, developed by the Siemens Foundation, allows a group of 40 middle and high...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Cars competing in the 10-race 2013 American Le Mans Series are, with one exception, using E10 or E85 fuel. But it’s not exactly the ethanol consumers find at their favorite filling stations.
“These fuels have 100 octane ratings,”...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Area business people learned how to conserve energy and reduce costs Thursday at the 2013 Potomac Edison Customer Workshop and Trade Ally Seminar at the Ramada Plaza in Hagerstown.
Representatives of Potomac Edison’s Energy Efficiency Incentive...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:00 AM
Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research.
A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Are motorsports a proving ground for fuel savings and cleaner air? Fewer pit stops would mean faster overall times. But hairpin turns on high-speed straightaways don’t sound economical or clean.
For the past several years, though, tire maker...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:46 PM
No stranger to leveraging his Twitter presence to maximize attention for his electric car company, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk sent his company's stock up 2.5% on Monday with a single, cryptic tweet.
"Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking.
Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Orange County Great Park once again raised the Irvine's City Council's hackles.
The carousel and balloon rides starred prominently at Tuesday's meeting, as did the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
These items, pulled from the meeting's...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again.
The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money.
According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...