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Secretary Chu: Global energy race is 'Sputnik' moment

In an address to the National Press Club, Energy Secretary Steven Chu argues that federal R&D in energy needs to be sustained once stimulus dollars run out so the U.S. can stay competitive in the world economy.

By November 29, 2010

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Linux comes to ultrabooks: Dell to preload OS on XPS 13

The open-source operating system is going to land this fall on one of Dell's best ultrabook offerings.

By July 19, 2012

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Linux arrives on loaded Dell ultrabook

Dell is selling a nicely configured version of its XPS 13 ultrabook with Ubuntu Linux.

By November 29, 2012

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Drop-dead sexy audio gear from here and abroad

Sure, we all know high-end audio gear sounds great, but now it also looks great.

By December 31, 2010

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Send your own satellite into space

A Cornell grad student wants to make it easy and affordable enough for anyone to explore space, so he and some like-minded collaborators have built little satellites called Sprite.

By October 10, 2011

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Ernst & Young: China clear leader in renewable energy

Two days after Energy Secretary Chu calls China's advances in clean energy a "Sputnik moment" for the U.S., a report ranks China top in "country attractiveness" for renewable energy

By December 1, 2010

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Attack of the ceiling eyeball speakers

They alien invasion nears.

By December 4, 2007

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When Telstar met JFK

Fifty years ago today, the little Telstar satellite relayed the first TV transmission across the Atlantic. It wasn't long before President Kennedy had his black-and-white electrons beamed from the U.S. to Europe.

By July 12, 2012

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Mixed bag for green tech in Washington dealings

An extension to renewable energy grants and corn ethanol subsidy are part of a tax deal while funding for clean-energy research and development appears flat.

By December 10, 2010

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Going to Mars vital to future of U.S.

America's best-known astrophysicist says an ambitious space program is just the ticket for an ailing economy and that abandoning the effort would be a severe setback to U.S. technological prowess.

By April 25, 2012