Texas light bulb bill would skirt federal plan
Texas could soon be in a position to turn the lights off on a federal plan to phase out certain light bulbs.
Microsoft to open 'app store' in February
Microsoft began wooing developers for a February opening of its first "app store" for computers powered by the US technology giant's Windows software.
New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development
A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University. The technology is now ready for testing ...
Solar power could provide 10% of US energy: report
The United States could source 10 percent of its electricity from solar power by 2030, a report said Tuesday, winning support from a US lawmaker who wants to boost the number of US solar panels.
Taking biofuel from forest to highway
The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. He is presenting his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association ...
Belgium to switch off nuclear, operator sees blackout ahead
As Belgium becomes the latest European nation to agree to switch off nuclear power, operator Electrabel warned Monday of high costs, environmental fallout and increased dependency on foreign suppliers.
Google launches Chrome browser for Android smartphones
With more and more people connecting to the Internet through a phone or a tablet instead of a PC, Google Inc. is bringing its fast-growing browser, Chrome, to the newest Android-powered mobile devices.
A pathway for protons: Efficient delivery to material's center turns oxygen cleanly into water
(Phys.org)—Pushing protons around may sound like a small task, but it is a big part of energy independence for the United States. Moving four relatively large protons to where they are needed is easier ...
Scientists improve biomass-to-fuel process
(Phys.org) —Los Alamos scientists published an article in the scientific journal Nature Chemistry that could offer a big step on the path to renewable energy.
Nanoscale MRI being developed
Study finds synergy in two approaches to breaking down cell walls of biomass
Enzymes could break down cell walls faster – leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation – if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting, new research by the Energy Department's National ...
Panasonic develops bed that turns into wheelchair
Japan's Panasonic Corp. has developed a "Robotic Bed" that can transform into a wheelchair to make life easier for elderly and disabled people, it announced Friday.
Pins and needles for Apple Watch app makers
Developer Curtis Herbert worries that a winter's worth of work on an Apple Watch app will come to nothing.
Canon offers new camera for Hollywood filmmakers
(AP) -- Four decades after winning Academy Awards for its cinema lenses, Canon Inc. was back in Hollywood on Thursday, unveiling a new high-end digital video camera before an audience of some of the world's ...