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EPA warns of PCB-laden school lights

Recommendation goes out to schools to pre-emptively remove all fluorescent lighting made before 1979 as it likely contains PCBs now being released into air as they break down from age.

By Dec. 30, 2010


PS Vita teardown reveals hefty battery

Sony's forthcoming gaming handheld has been subjected to a full teardown, being opened and laid bare for our viewing pleasure.

By Dec. 19, 2011


Tech analysts cite lingering impact of Japan quake

Reports from two research firms cite the growing impact of the March 11 Japanese earthquake on components and materials.

By Mar. 22, 2011


Google founders offer to restore giant NASA hangar

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the founders have offered 100 percent of the funds required to restore the famous Hangar One at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. But word is NASA hasn't responded.

By Dec. 9, 2011


iPhone manufacturing costs down from last year

iSuppli estimates that Apple cut more than $50 from manufacturing costs per unit since the phone made its debut last year.

By Jul. 16, 2008


Cool, carbonated drinks on tap at home

A home soda machine lets you make and serve your own cola anytime you want.

By Jul. 21, 2008


Soy moves from tofu to electrical transformers

To reduce the risk of explosions and pollution, some utilities are switching from petroleum to vegetable oils to insulate transformers.

By May. 19, 2008


Junk journey highlights 'plastic soup' of Pacific Ocean

To draw attention to plastic pollution in the Pacific, two sailors are crossing 2,100 miles on a craft built from 15,000 recycled bottles and a Cessna cockpit.

By Jun. 4, 2008


Baby cribs, computers share toxic traces

Children's cribs, strollers, and car seats in California are rife with toxic flame retardants also found in consumer electronics, according to Friends of the Earth.

By May. 20, 2008


No tech cure for oceans 'damned' by plastic

Plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean is only getting worse and there's no clean tech solution, according to oceanographer Charles Moore.

By Mar. 4, 2008