Automotive

Consumer Reports survey: Hybrids are most reliable vehicles

Gas-electric hybrids were the most dependable vehicles sold in the U.S. in the past year, while big pickup trucks and fully electric automobiles performed the worst in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey.

Energy & Green Tech

New reports document America's clean energy supply chains

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) acted as lead authors on five reports in a larger series designed to strengthen America's clean energy supply chains. The following ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Science using smartphone downtime

A smartphone application that can utilize a device's idle time could reduce the computational and bandwidth loads for scientific research team members who have large amounts of project data to download from the cloud. Akshay ...

Robotics

Robo-bug: A rechargeable, remote-controllable cyborg cockroach

An international team led by researchers at the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) has engineered a system for creating remote controlled cyborg cockroaches, equipped with a tiny wireless control module that is powered ...

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