Technology

Cooking Oil, Graphene Among CO2 Capture Prize Entry Ideas

SCIENCE | By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.

Tesla Opens Gigafactory to Expand Battery Production, Sales

PERSONAL TECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.

Combating Teen Homelessness In NYC With Technology Top IT Experts Team Up to Educate Teens in Foster Care

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Jul 28
Techie Youth Foundation provides free IT education to any youth of employable age in the foster-care system to help combat homelessness.

Solar Plane's Arrival Highlights UAE's Clean-Energy Push

SCIENCE | By Adam Schreck | Jul 28
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese Maker to Shelve Once-Hit Product

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 28
A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.