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  • Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers

    Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers
    Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue.  While 96 percent of American motorists agree, a new national survey finds that nearly half of the nation's drivers still can’t identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...
  • Ford Concept Makes Fusion As Light As a Fiesta

     
    Starting earlier this year with the 2015 F-150 and continuing this week with the announcement of a new concept car, Ford is working to be a heavyweight in the realm of "light-weighting." The Ford Lightweight Concept follows in the footsteps......
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'
    It was the biggest experiment in the history of physics, a $10-billion project to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. An army of scientists and engineers spent nearly 30 years designing and building the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile...
  • Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project

    Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project
    Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday. The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
  • Living Here: Research facilities

    Living Here: Research facilities
    Hampton Roads — and the Peninsula in particular — boasts an array of world-class research facilities. Here are some notables: NASA Langley Research Center The center in Hampton was founded in 1917 as the nation's first civilian aeronautics...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
  • John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'

    John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'
    On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the debris clouds collected...
  • Improve your home, and take your time paying

    Improve your home, and take your time paying
    You'll soon be able to protect your home against hurricanes or make energy-saving improvements — without spending a dime upfront. After years in discussion, Broward County is putting the final touches on a financing program to allow it. Funding...
  • Insulate an attic with blow-in insulation

    Adding blow-in insulation is an easy do-it-yourself project that can prevent your attic from acting like a sieve and save heating and cooling dollars. With today's rising energy costs, it's no wonder homeowners are taking interest in buttoning up their...
  • Court clears sale of hybrid car maker Fisker to China's Wanxiang

    Court clears sale of hybrid car maker Fisker to China's Wanxiang
    WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - A unit of China's Wanxiang Group received U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday to buy the assets of Fisker Automotive, a defunct manufacturer of plug-in hybrid sports cars that was funded in part with a U.S. government...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Mayor touts proposals for library, tech hub

    Irvine Mayor Steven Choi revisited plans to build a metropolitan library during his second state of the city address Tuesday. Choi announced he is in the process of establishing a library foundation steering committee and hopes to build a library...