Infiniti M hybrid gets 32 MPG on the highway

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."

Obama wants to revolutionize outdated patent system

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 develops all-electric Phantom prototype

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.

This DUO electric vehicle is a funky looking ride

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 
Autoblog Green.

White House builds case for ARPA-E

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.

Gorgeous Himiko EV claims 340 mile range

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.

What's next for Watson? Or, should we say, Dr. Watson?

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.

Hydrogen cartridges could power laptops and phones

Signa Chemistry has developed hydrogen cartridges which supply energy to fuel cells that recharge cell phones, laptops and GPS units.

Smart grid meets smart plug

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. 

Thawing permafrost to release vast quantities of carbon

Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost will probably disappear by 2200, say scientists, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere.

Trailblazing Watson supercomputer wins at Jeopardy

In 1997, an IBM computer known as Deep Blue was able to defeat human chess superstar Garry Kasparov. Today, the computer company is saying it has been able to match the gravity of that accomplishment in an achievement for the 21st century.

Geologists tap magma as high-grade energy source

Geologists have been testing a technique to generate energy from magma, after molten rock unexpectedly flowed into an exploratory well they'd been drilling in Iceland.

Jeopardy/Watson night 2: when it stops being fun

The second night of the three-night Jeopardy "man versus machine" battle aired last night, and after a while it really stopped being interesting and felt more like a bloodbath. [Spoiler Alert]

Car crosses Australia using wind power

A wind-powered car has just completed its first long road trip - from Perth to Sydney - at a cost of just $15.

BMW supermoto 'cycle goes electric 

Electric motorcycles have been gaining ground in the racing world, and Miika Mahonen, an industrial designer from San Francisco, thinks BMW should make one ASAP. 

US coastal cities vulnerable as sea level rises

Rising sea levels could threaten an average of nine percent of the land within 180 US coastal cities by 2100.

Jeopardy's human v computer match: compelling first night

Nearly half a decade of hard work from some of the most intelligent computer engineers in the world, many of them holding PhD's in at least one field, culminated in an event that began on Monday. The results? [Spoiler Alert]

Spray-on solar glass promises renewable energy for the masses

We've seen New Energy Technologies announce a series of advances in its attempt to turn windows into solar panels, and now the company says it has a working, 1-square-foot see-through glass prototype capable of generating electricity. 

Tune to Jeopardy tonight for ultimate man vs machine battle

The time has come to see if a computer can actually possess the rational thought and skill needed to beat a human in the ultimate competition of knowledge - Jeopardy.

Report: Stimulus funds help renewables

Just how well has the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) done in increasing the nation's renewable energy capacity? 

According to SBI Energy's new report, "ARRA Report Card: Two Years Later," the U.S. is making significant progress toward attaining the Obama administration's goal of doubling renewable generation capacity in the country over the next two years.