| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:34 AM
NEW LONDON — An intriguing proposal from a Hartford-based company could enable the city to capture cheap, renewable energy stored underground, potentially providing heat and cooling to municipal and commercial buildings.
"It's before preliminary,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:08 AM
EAST HARTFORD — In a small lab at the United Technologies Research Center, an air-powered gun shoots grains of metal at four times the speed of sound.
Given the sheer velocity, the metal can fuse with materials with which it otherwise couldn't...
| Jan 21, 2014
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds.
Information from weather services,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:39 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:08 AM
NEW BRITAIN - A team of students from New Britain High School will participate March 1 in a competition to represent Connecticut in the federal government's National Science Bowl.
The national competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy'...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A team of students from the Harvard-Westlake School won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's annual Science Bowl -- displaying science, math and technology knowledge in the "game show style" competition.
It was the school's first regional...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S.-based Fisker Automotive, which has been acquired by China's largest auto parts company, plans to restart production of its Karma plug-in hybrid luxury car "within a year" and will also complete the half-finished development of a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Los Angeles high school students were vying Saturday for a chance to represent the city in a national science bowl in April.
More than 225 local students, comprising 48 teams, were competing in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's 22nd...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The head of the U.S. Department of Energy is calling for a review of New England's natural gas shortage, which has led to higher electricity prices and concerns that the region's electric grid is overly dependent on the fuel.
Secretary Ernest J. Moniz...