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Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 08:44 AM CDT

Recycling Older Gadgets

Recycling Older Gadgets

In the last three years, the number of people who say they recycle their electronics jumped from less than 40-percent to more than 70-percent. NBC's Chris Clackum reports on the resources available for...

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 06:36 AM CDT

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Modeled after the way plants cells expand and shrink in the sun, bioengineers at UC Berkeley have created a new gel that can be manipulated by light, which could be used for drug delivery and tissue...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 07:20 AM CDT

Teen Invents Quick-Charging Device

Teen Invents Quick-Charging Device

A California high school student, Eesha Khare, has created a new type of "supercapacitor." The San Jose teen's invention could help pave the way for cell phones that can be charged in 30 seconds.

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:02 AM CDT

Used Car Market Changing

Used Car Market Changing

Sales of used cars are down, but that's not the case for "certified pre-owned" vehicles. NBC's Chris Clackum reports,

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 07:50 AM CDT

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the world-wide tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 07:54 AM CDT

Killer Windmills: Wind Energy Leaves Trail of Dead Eagles

Killer Windmills: Wind Energy Leaves Trail of Dead Eagles

Spinning wind turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 07:38 AM CDT

Fun and Profit From Old Flip Flops

Fun and Profit From Old Flip Flops

Hundreds of discarded flip flops wash up on Kenya's beaches each day. A small recycling company in Nairobi turns the colorful footwear into toys, photo frames and other sculptures for sale.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 07:24 AM CDT

Diaper Free Potty Training Gains Popularity

Diaper Free Potty Training Gains Popularity

A group of mothers has decided to toss the diapers and potty train their small babies. "Elimination communication" is gaining popularity, but pediatricians say not so fast.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 07:16 AM CDT

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 06:24 AM CDT

State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides

State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides

AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video games, a pool table and even slides. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports ahead of the ribbon...

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