How the U.S. is getting back in the rare-earth mining race
June 13, 2013, 1:50 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
These critical elements are abundant in Alaska's Bokan Mountain, but extracting them could be a long and difficult process.
AlgaeBulb is an illuminating, oxygen-generating LED
June 6, 2013, 9:04 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Well, hello, microorganism-filled mood lighting. The conceptual AlgaeBulb is a mini oxygen-generator housed inside of a teardrop-shaped LED bulb. (And yes, it requires electricity.)
Solar plane completes longest leg of historic flight
May 23, 2013, 11 a.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse demonstrates the vast potential for renewable energy after successfully setting the distance record for solar aviation.
Parasitic worm inspires skin graft tech
April 16, 2013, 1:43 p.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
A new technique for skin grafts involves an adhesive made of tiny needles that was inspired by a parasitic worm's behavior.
Turf wars: Natural grass is greener than synthetic turf
January 22, 2013, 5:27 p.m. by Ramon Gonzalez
Artificial turf has its place, but it also wastes water, requires applications of chemicals, and doesn't release oxygen.
BMW i8 Spyder: Up close with an eco-friendly supercar
November 14, 2012, 1:22 p.m. by Daniel P. Howley, LAPTOP
The i8 Spyder concept will be headed to market in 2014 with BMW estimating that 90 percent of its current design remaining intact.