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.
14 famous people who mysteriously disappeared
Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening
8 grains that prove wheat is overrated
Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists
How to make your own honey mead
Wild mushrooms: What to eat, what to avoid