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.
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 ...
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 ...
Los Angeles proposes sweeping upgrades for quakes (Update)
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday proposed spending billions of dollars to better protect Los Angeles against a devastating earthquake by strengthening thousands of vulnerable older buildings and fortifying the city's water and ...
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.
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?
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, ...
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.
Cutting-edge 3D film revives a Warsaw lost to war
Nazi bombs left Warsaw as little more than a smouldering heap of rubble at the end of World War II.
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.
Researchers explore alternatives to reducing crime at high-crime locations
The bar with the regularly flashing police lights in its parking lot. The apartment building thats frequently featured on the news because of numerous crime investigations. A new essay suggests an alternative approach ...
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.
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 ...