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"It's a Completely Different World": Antartica's Scientists Study Mysterious Continent

"It's a Completely Different World": Antartica's Scientists Study Mysterious Continent

Scientists say the pristine, undisturbed icy continent can help us understand the early Earth — and where we might be headed.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 12:36 PM EDT
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution

Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the...View gallery

  • Earth Day Evolution
  • River Rouge Ford Factory 1922
  • Air Pollution 1953
Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 01:02 PM EDT

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State University is skeptical about the car wash's filtration system.

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 04:48 PM EDT

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers. There have been more than 1,000 consumer complaints about them to Maryland and D.C. authorities so far this year, and we've been receiving emails asking whether these companies are real and are the deals worth it. CLICK HERE for a list of legitimate suppliers.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 04:11 PM EDT

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather. The most recent example occurred in mid-June when some towns in Alaska hit record highs. McGrath, Alaska, recorded...

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:44 AM EDT

Recycling Older Gadgets

Recycling Older Gadgets

In the last three years, the number of people who say they recycle their electronics jumped from less than 40-percent to more than 70-percent. NBC's Chris Clackum reports on the resources available for rechecking.

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 07:36 AM EDT

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Modeled after the way plants cells expand and shrink in the sun, bioengineers at UC Berkeley have created a new gel that can be manipulated by light, which could be used for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 08:20 AM EDT

Teen Invents Quick-Charging Device

Teen Invents Quick-Charging Device

A California high school student, Eesha Khare, has created a new type of "supercapacitor." The San Jose teen's invention could help pave the way for cell phones that can be charged in 30 seconds.

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 09:02 AM EDT

Used Car Market Changing

Used Car Market Changing

Sales of used cars are down, but that's not the case for "certified pre-owned" vehicles. NBC's Chris Clackum reports,

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:50 AM EDT

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Tobacco as the Next Biofuel

Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the world-wide tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars, trucks and other machines.

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