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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


Meet Spoutnik, the space-age microwave

The Fagor Spoutnik is a fun microwave that features distinctive styling. Named after Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, the space-age appliance kicks off a new stage of the space race.

By December 5, 2012


Obama calls for more federal spending on clean energy, IT

"This is our generation's Sputnik moment," Obama will say, according to a copy of the State of the Union speech he's scheduled to deliver this evening.

By January 25, 2011


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


The space program's influence on Silicon Valley

With the 50th anniversary of Sputnik coming up this week, a look at how the space program helped lead to the development of Silicon Valley.

By October 2, 2007


The space age: Your fondest memories

Send us your fondest memories of space exploration to help us put together the final day of our special report celebrating the anniversary of Sputnik.

By October 3, 2007


Celebrating 50 years in space

The space race started with a little thing called Sputnik. Since then, the heavens have only gotten more crowded. In this multipart series, we take a look at the state of space exploration 50 years on.

October 3, 2007


Sputnik aims for free wireless Net access

The company, started by the co-founders of Linuxcare, is trying to weave a national high-speed wireless network out of little more than free software downloads.

By April 2, 2002


Utilities Updates: DYMO LabelWriter�6.1; VirtualLab Data Recovery�3.7.9; Sputnik�0.3; more

Utilities Updates: DYMO LabelWriter 6.1; VirtualLab Data Recovery 3.7.9; Sputnik 0.3; more

By November 17, 2003