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Two takes on lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have transformed our lives. Without them, we wouldn't have laptop computers or cell phones—at least, not the long-lived, lightweight kindwe're used to—and in the near future they ...

Apr 16, 2013
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Tesla CEO vows to pay off US loan early

The chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors says his company plans to pay back an Energy Department loan in half the time required by the U.S. government.

Feb 27, 2013
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The nuclear reactor in your basement

How would you like to replace your water heater with a nuclear reactor? That's what Joseph Zawodny, a senior scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, hopes to help bring about. It would tap the enormous ...

Feb 19, 2013
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Qatar unveils low-emission hybrid car

A Qatari research centre unveiled a low-emission and low-fuel-consumption hybrid car Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN climate talks taking place in the gas-rich country, it said in a statement.

Nov 28, 2012
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