Reds are the worst. They have eight times the amount of lead allowed under California law. But all of the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) tested by UC Irvine scientists were brimming with toxins - lead, arsenic and many other potentially hazardous substances - linked to cancer and other horrible diseases and maladies.
An 80-day, 17,000-mile electric car road race has ended in Geneva, with three of the original four entrants reaching the finishing line.
Massachusetts biotech company Joule Unlimited says it's demonstrated a process for generating pure diesel directly from solar energy.
You might remember the Shadow Ebike from last spring, when we introduced the electric bicycle and reported that manufacturer Daymak was planning to do a production run of 300 bikes in June 2010. We also told you the bike would go for $1,499.
Volvo is turning up the volume on what looks to be a pretty loud launch of its new plug-in hybrid diesel. The company said it would display the car at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and dropped some tidbits of info about the vehicle.
One of the biggest problems with large-scale solar power is the vast amount of land area required. Deserts such as the Sahara have been suggested, but a team from Israel's Solaris Synergy and France's EDF Group have another idea - put them on the water.
An independent federal review has concluded that scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration did not manipulate climate data to shore up the evidence for global warming.
Interested in electric bicycles, but hesitant to invest the necessary cash, seeing as how your last bike got lifted?
Fear not, as the new PiCycle e-bike offers the option of integrated Wi-Fi-based technology - not only to remotely monitor the bike’s performance, but to track it if it’s stolen.
A new survey - the first explicitly to compare US and Canadian attitudes to climate change - has found that Canadians are vastly more likely to believe in global warming.
Porsche certainly has done a couple of cool things in recent weeks, including showing off its Boxster E electric car and a 911 GT3 R hybrid with the names of Facebook fans printed on it.
Both of these are overshadowed, however, by news that the automaker plans to debut at the Geneva Motor Show a hybrid based upon the popular Panamera design.
Infiniti boasted last fall that its M hybrid, due for a spring 2012 release, would be the only vehicle to offer more than 350 horsepower and 30 miles per gallon fuel economy, making it "the first true luxury performance ‘driver’s’ hybrid."
Got a really awesome idea? Invented a product that you just know venture capitalists will be willing to pour millions of dollars into? Great! Now just sit around and do nothing for three years...
Rolls-Royce cars have never been known for their fuel efficiency - after all, if you can afford to buy one, you're probably not that concerned about the price of gas.
The DUO is a two-person electric trike that looks like a car, and it will be available for around $24,995 in March of this year, according to
With budget battles looming, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made a preemptive strike in support of one of its boldest clean-energy programs, the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), detailing how six projects that received $23.6 million in seed funding had gone on to pull in more than $100 million in venture capital investment.
First thought upon seeing the EV Himiko: What a beauty. But what lurks inside the classic roadster and what it might be capable of doing make it downright fascinating.
With 168 lithium polymer cells it boasts a range approaching 550 kilometers (km) - around 341 miles - on a single charge, according to a report from DigInfo TV.
IBM's supercomputer Watson proved that it's able to understand human language enough to stomp out the best contestants in Jeopardy history like they were a couple of high school freshmen. Now, it has its sights on a much more meaningful goal.
Signa Chemistry has developed hydrogen cartridges which supply energy to fuel cells that recharge cell phones, laptops and GPS units.
ThinkEco has been marketing the Modlet as a standalone product to help reduce energy waste, but with various smart-grid and home energy management tools on their way it's not surprising to see the company looking for ways to make sure their product continues to fit in.
Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost will probably disappear by 2200, say scientists, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere.