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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By November 18, 2014


IBM's big data helps Vestas wind turbines crank

IBM Firestorm supercomputer will analyze petabytes of weather-related data to optimize placement of Vestas wind turbines and maximize performance over time.

By October 25, 2011


Ion-powered Dawn begins study of asteroid Vesta

Four years after launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally in orbit around Vesta, beaming back spectacular images of a tortured surface dating back to the formation of the solar system.

By August 1, 2011


Largest southern hemisphere wind farm opens in Victoria

A joint venture between Australia's AGL and New Zealand's Meridian Energy has opened the southern hemisphere's largest wind farm in Macarthur, Victoria.

By April 14, 2013


Sailrocket 2 breaks sailing speed record at 68 mph

Skimming along a bay in Africa, this sleek carbon-fiber craft seems to barely touch the water.

By November 20, 2012


Why 'big data' is a magnet for startups

So-called "big data" opens up new ways to mine the Web and social media for consumers and business. Data gurus say these apps require a rethink in how computing systems are built.

By February 17, 2012


Intel, Whole Foods lead in green-power purchasing

A survey conducted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in conjunction with wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems has identified which companies procure the largest amounts of renewable energy.

By July 14, 2011


Next thing in wind energy: Stealth turbines

Wind turbines that do not interfere with radar systems used by aircraft have been tested successfully and are close to becoming commercially viable, according to turbine maker Vestas.

By June 29, 2011


'WindMade' label proposed for U.S.

First draft of the standard allowing the use the WindMade label requires that a company source at least 25 percent of its electricity from wind in order to qualify.

By June 16, 2011


U.S. wind growing again, but business still choppy

Developers are scrambling to put turbines in the ground ahead of the expiration of federal tax credits for wind in 2013. Beyond that date, the industry's fortunes are hazy.

By May 25, 2011