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  • IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting

    IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting
    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,...
  • Fisker Files Bankruptcy; Taxpayers Lose $139 Million

     
    Fisker Automotive's travails hit its direst ??? and possibly final ??? note Friday when the troubled plug-in startup filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Investment group Hybrid Technology LLC purchased what remains of the automaker's loan from the...
  • Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named

    Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named
    A Yale University political science student from Oak Brook and a University of Chicago student specializing in climate change were among 32 Americans selected over the weekend as Rhodes scholars. Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale, has focused his studies on...
  • Student designs push smart-home technology into the app era

    Student designs push smart-home technology into the app era
    While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere. Almost every...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: October 2013

     
    As experts largely predicted, car shoppers shook off any hesitation from the federal government shutdown and bought enough new cars in the second half of October to drive the auto industry up about 11 percent by Halloween, judging by numbers......
  • Santa Ana winds temporarily close sections of Solar Decathlon

    Santa Ana winds temporarily close sections of Solar Decathlon
    Solar Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy biennial student competition to design and build modern sustainable houses, was forced to close temporarily on Friday because of the Santa Ana winds whipping through the competition site at the Great Park...
  • California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says

    California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says
    California will fall short of its goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury unless it adopts aggressive policies to fight climate change, a new report says. The state is still on track to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-...
  • 2013 Honda Fit: Car Stories

    2013 Honda Fit: Car Stories
    We hear from automakers, industry experts and auto writers all the time. In Car Stories, we want to hear from the people that matter most to the auto industry: The drivers. Just like every house has its own smell, every car has its own story.Writer Deb...
  • UNLV solar house wins for market appeal, Norwich most affordable

    UNLV solar house wins for market appeal, Norwich most affordable
    The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...
  • UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries

    UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries
    Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando. Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
  • 2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil

    2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil
    The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday. Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
  • Bio-fuels winning on the race track

    Bio-fuels winning on the race track
    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,&...