| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The most enduring concern in the electrified vehicle market is range anxiety, which is the worry that an electric car will die before the driver reaches her destination. As battery costs drop and battery range increases, car makers are addressing a bigger...
| Aug 22, 2013
Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Competing in the Prototype 1 Class in the 2013 American Le Mans Series, the Lola-Mazda-powered Dyson team car is putting a bio-isobutanol/gasoline blend to the test. And the renewable bio-fuel is coming up a winner.
“Isobutanol is a drop-in fuel,&...
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car.
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park.
Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
| Dec 19, 2012
Spikes in gas prices often turn attention toward alternative fuels. Ethanol alcohol, in the form of E85, is occasionally in the news due to political debates, automotive marketing and the controversial rise in global food prices.
GM (the largest...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
All Glendale Water & Power customers next month will be billed through the 120,000 “smart meters” the utility has been installing for nearly two years, officials announced this week.
And as the utility begins to collect more personal data...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Carbon Motors plans to launch production of a new vehicle before the end of 2013.
The vehicle, called the Carbon TX7, is an all-wheel-drive truck capable of carrying up to ten passengers. The company said the TX7 is priced at about $150,000.
| 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,”...
| 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...