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Solar Impulse breaks record for longest sun-powered flight

By landing safely in Hawaii after a five-day leg, the Swiss plane -- on an around-the-world trip -- also sets the record for longest solo flight by time.

By July 3, 2015


Solar-powered plane embarks on longest leg of round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2, which is entirely powered by solar energy, is attempting to fly from Nagoya, Japan, to Hawaii. The flight will take approximately five days.

By June 29, 2015


Samsung hires soccer star Messi to save us from aliens

In an ad that must be seen to be understood, the world's greatest soccer player dribbles around apparent gangsters before being presented with an even greater challenge: saving us from green people.

By November 12, 2013


Khosla: Environmentalists, get out of way

Famed tech investor Vinod Khosla says green tech will succeed when entrepreneurs follow their vision for disruptive technologies rather than expect consumers to pay a premium for green products.

By September 27, 2011


Artist wants to print out entire Internet to honor Aaron Swartz

MoMA's poet laureate wants your help printing the Internet in honor of the open-access activist, who committed suicide while facing prosecution. Not everyone thinks it's the best way to go about a tribute though.

By June 6, 2013


Eco-minded exec Musk leaves Zuckerberg's political group

Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car company Tesla Motors, bows out of Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg's political action group after the group funds ads that rile the Sierra Club, MoveOn.org, and others.

By May 10, 2013


Construction of world's largest optical telescope approved

The massive Thirty Meter Telescope will be able to image objects 13 billion light years away, near the beginning of time.

By April 14, 2013


Environmentalists take aim at Fujitsu's eco-marketing tactics

Fujitsu's Green IT line just introduced its M440 ECO mouse, but the UK's Inquirer takes issue with its questionable eco-benefits.

By January 31, 2011


The environmental pitfalls at the end of an iPhone's life

Recycling or throwing out any piece of consumer electronics has an environmental cost. Apple is among the most progressive companies dealing with the problem. But is it enough?

By September 26, 2012


Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

As Bill Ford sees it, Ford Motor Company is about democratizing technology, and it's preparing to tackle a new challenge over the next 50 years. TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has the story.

By July 14, 2012