Aztec dog burial site found in Mexico City
Archaeologists on Friday announced the discovery of "an exceptional" old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic ...
SF Bay Area building demolition fuels quake study (Update)
It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus ...
Shuttle passes obstacle, heads toward LA museum
Slowly surmounting a key obstacle, the shuttle Endeavour maintained a heading Saturday through the streets of Los Angeles toward its retirement home at a museum.
From China to US, the game of mahjong shaped modern America, says Stanford scholar
For many Americans, the Chinese game of mahjong evokes images of mustachioed ancient mandarins, elderly women sitting around a card table or a solitary computer game.
For apartment building owners, Google Fiber can be a tough sell
Promising superspeed Internet connections might someday be as critical to drawing renters to apartments as off-street parking or on-site laundry machines.
New wind harvesting invention to bring cities to life
Is this what the cities of the future will look like? Towering skyscrapers fitted with softly rotating panelled windows that harness wind energy and convert it into electricity? It is if Professor Farzad ...
Energy efficiency upgrades ease strain of high energy bills in low-income families
Low-income families bear the brunt of high-energy costs and poor thermal comfort from poorly maintained apartment buildings. To study how energy efficiency upgrades could help these households, researchers at Columbia University's ...
Researchers show reputation concerns can encourage people to take part in real world 'public-good' programs
Whether it's an effort to increase recycling rates, reduce energy usage or cut carbon emissions, the conventional wisdom says that the best way to get people to do the right thing is to make it worth their while with cold, ...
Just 10 percent of Calif. car chargers delivered
A New Jersey energy company required by an unusual legal settlement to build an extensive network of electric car chargers throughout California has delivered just 10 percent of what it promised in the first year.
Court says no exclusive cable rights in apartments
(AP) -- Cable companies cannot have exclusive rights to provide service in apartment buildings that they wire, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Your Web product, in a locker near you
Online retailers Walmart.com and Amazon.com are looking to extend their reach by putting delivery lockers in drugstores and convenience stores, and in chain stores like Staples, to meet customers' demands for faster access ...
Space shuttle pauses on trip to LA museum
(AP)—At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the globe at 17,500 mph (28,160 million kph), faster than a speeding bullet.
Research suggests denser development is good for single-family home values
How do denser neighborhoods affect property values? And what's the economic value of walkable neighborhoods?
Shanghai shuts 2 factories in lead poisoning probe
(AP) -- Shanghai's environmental watchdog ordered two factories in its suburbs to halt production pending an investigation into the source of lead poisoning among children in a nearby village.