Topic: U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy, aiming to boost US competitiveness, gives a $150m. loan guarantee to a Massachusetts firm that has found a way to dramatically reduce the cost of solar voltaic cells.
06/17/2011 10:05 pm
Gas prices have fallen to $3.72 since topping out at $3.98 a gallon in May. Plenty of supply and soft demand mean gas prices are likely to keep falling this summer – perhaps another 30 cents a gallon.
06/10/2011 06:13 pm
Five forms of new technology that can change the world: From the computer that beats humans on "Jeopardy!" to cellphone apps for African pick-and-hoe farmers, to satellites that spy on human rights abusers.
04/12/2011 02:10 pm
Japanese and US officials are proposing resin, a giant tarp, and even robots in efforts to slow the leak of radioactive material from Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
03/30/2011 01:51 pm
Nobody expected that a tsunami would affect Japan's nuclear plants. And climate change will raise the possibility of such awful, unlikely happenings around the world.
03/30/2011 10:59 am
Oil surges to its highest level since September 2008. Natural gas prices rise, too.
03/23/2011 05:41 pm
Mysterious plumes of white, black, and grey smoke have billowed out of the Fukushima I nuclear power plant, prompting speculation about the status of the devastated reactors.
03/23/2011 04:05 pm
Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant are still days – if not weeks – away from bringing the crisis under control. The reason: nuclear fuel rods remain dangerously hot well after reactors are shut down, and all cooling systems at Fukushima have failed.
03/16/2011 03:03 pm
IBM, General Electric and Microsoft lead the market lower. Dow falls more than 60 points initially.
03/16/2011 11:27 am
Earthquake entrepreneur George Dickson hopes to change the way the world gets its earthquake warnings.
03/14/2011 05:27 pm