Thursday, August 12, 2010

How electric cars could pull the plug on U.S. highway funding

How electric cars could pull the plug on U.S. highway funding

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has a faulty business model to fund highways, and the problem will only get worse as efficient electric cars proliferate. Read the full story

Smart meters to reach 302.5 million installed units by 2015, report says

The worldwide installed base of smart meters will reach 302.5 million by 2015, according to a new report. Read the full story

Lab-on-a-chip is the hot trend in diagnostics

Diagnostics over the next 10 years will move from the back line to the front line of medical care. And at much lower cost. Read the full story

Ernst & Young: 'Radical greening' less risky to business, but CSR demands attention

In its latest Global Business Risk report, Ernst & Young outlines the top 10 risks for businesses in 2010. Here's a look. Read the full story

The next big wind: made in the U.S.A.?

As the wind industry and its turbines get bigger. Will U.S. manufacturers be able to capture a larger piece of wind power's future? Read the full story

Smart city buildout will lead to security risks

Deploying smart city infrastructure is a no brainer on paper. However, the security risks need to be addressed, according to Forrester Research. Read the full story

Intel's Queen of Green: No. 1 purchaser of green energy reduces consumption, increases power

The head of Intel's Eco-Technology Program Office talks to us about improving efficiency. Read the full story

National Science Foundation wants more women scientists and engineers

But tell them not to wear high heels. Read the full story

Race for $1,000 genome heats up: Helicos, Pitt scientists make RNA replication discovery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers found a new class of RNA using Helicos BioSciences' single molecule sequencing platform. Read the full story

How to view the Perseid Meteor Shower

NASA is holding a public chat on the upcoming night light show, which is expected to be stunning, on Thursday afternoon Eastern time. Read the full story

Post-recession consumer spending: less mobility, more mobile tech

Over the last three years, there has been a distinct drop in spending on physical mobility and corresponding boost in spending on mobile technologies. Read the full story

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