Vibrating fork to combat obesity makes its debut
An electronic fork that vibrates when you eat too fast went on sale Wednesday on Kickstarter, with its French inventors claiming it can help combat obesity and digestive issues.
Tax credits for energy efficiency are back
Federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements are back.
New efficiency standards for clothes washers, dishwashers
New energy-efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers were announced by the U.S. Energy Department.
Molecular celebrations for your taste buds
Not another turkey, caviar or Yule Log! What if the traditional end-of-year feast was left up to scientists? The menu might surprise a few...
'My dishwasher is trying to kill me': New research finds harmful fungal pathogens living in dishwasher seals
A potentially pathogenic fungus has found a home living in extreme conditions in some of the most common household appliances, researchers have found. A new paper published in the British Mycological Society journal, Fungal Bi ...
'Cash for refrigerators' kick-starts appliance sales
Americans are lining up to snap up rebates for "cash for refrigerators" and "dollars for dishwashers," as part of a government program aimed at both economic stimulus and reduced emissions.
Fridges talk to washing machines at high-tech fair
A fridge that talks to your washing machine and a television that instructs your dishwasher. It's all possible at CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair.
Calif. requires TVs to be more energy-efficient (Update)
(AP) -- California regulators adopted the nation's first energy-efficiency standards for televisions Wednesday in hopes of reducing electricity use at a time when millions of American households are switching ...