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Batteries to fuel solar, wind growth

June 27, 2013

Better batteries could revolutionize solar, wind power USA TODAY’s Green Tech series explores how green-tech innovations are changing everything from vacations to war-making. (Photo: Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Efforts intensify to improve lithium-ion battery or replace it Future options might power cars for 500 miles on a single charge Batteries might also […]

The Oldest Company Logos in America

June 24, 2013

Few things are more tied to a company’s identity than its logo. Who isn’t familiar with Nike’s swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches? A good logo helps consumers recognize brands instantly and distinguishes brands from the competition. For these reasons some corporate logos have remained — at their core — almost the same for more than a century. Originating […]

Elon Musk ditches most of the funny math in new Tesla Model S financing deal

June 14, 2013

Elon Musk ditches most of the funny math in new Tesla Model S financing deal By Todd Woody @greenwombat May 3, 2013 “Effectively” $754 per month. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Sorry, potential Model S buyers but your time is no longer money. On April 3, Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk unveiled a “revolutionary” new financing offer that […]

Bianco handicaps the fall TV season

June 6, 2013

USA TODAY’s Robert Bianco handicaps the fall season based on brief looks at the new series on broadcast TV. (Photo: Justin Lubin, ABC) STORY HIGHLIGHTS ABC has the most new shows, with eight CBS’ ‘The Millers’ may be one of the best shows of the season NBC welcomes Michael J. Fox back to series TV […]

Could military add power going green?

June 4, 2013

USA TODAY’s Green Tech series explores how green-tech innovations are changing everything from vacations to war-making. (Photo: Ryan Mayes, AP) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Every $1 increase in the price of oil per barrel costs the Navy $30 million In development: portable combat outposts powered by fuel-efficient generators and solar panels Since Vietnam, there has been a […]

Solar plane leaves on crosscountry trip

June 3, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — A solar-powered airplane left California and is on the first leg of a planned journey to several U.S. cities. The Solar Impulse left Moffett Field in Mountain View just after dawn on Friday. It plans to stop at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth airport in Texas, Lambert-St. Louis […]