IBM's "Watson" computer beats human players in Jeopardy

After years of planning, IBM's learning, human-aware computer Watson was put to a competition like no other - a match of Jeopardy against quiz show heavyweights Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. The result - Watson won. Barely.

New type of solar cells could even work at night

Researchers in the potato state of Idaho say that they’ve developed a new kind of solar cell that can produce electricity even at night, promising to create a new form of renewable energy.

Ford decides who will get all electric Focus first

The Ford Motor Company is going to be launching its first all-electric, zero pollution car, the Ford Focus Electric. It will go on sale in late 2011 and like the rest of the electric cars; it will only be available in limited markets.

Environmentally friendly car full of crap, runs off it

Engineers from GENeco are obsessed with feces, in an environmentally friendly way. They have converted a VW Beetle to run off of methane gas that comes from human waste.

Al Gore school stands on top of toxic ground

Call it hilarious, offensive, or dangerous, but any way you slice it there will be controversy over a new school named after Al Gore that's opening for the first time next week.

FCC delays critical net neutrality decision

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, the government has decided to hold off on taking a firm stance in the net neutrality debate.

Critics vociferously outraged at net neutrality talks

Apparently people don't like it when giant corporate behemoths start talking about how to change the way the Internet works for the purpose of lining their pocketbooks.

A million bats died from newly discovered disease in US

If something isn't done about a new disease making its way through North America, there will be nothing scary about caverns in the US because bats are dying off by the millions.

The world is almost out of Internet IP addresses

Experts say that it is only a matter of time before there are no more of the 4 billion potential combinations of 32-bit IP addresses online.

Unmanned Boeing plane can stay in the air for 4 days

Boeing has unveiled a new hydrogen-powered plane that is not only one of the greenest and most lightweight aircraft the company has ever introduced, it also has the power to stay aloft for 4 days without a pilot.

Boston university developing mind-controlled robot

Telling a robot do do something? That is so early 21st century. There's a new team of scientists working on a computer interface that could send commands to a robot simply by thinking about them.

Quadruple-layer Blu-ray Disc stores massive 128 GB of data

One single Blu-ray Disc can now store more than 27 times the capacity of a standard DVD, as the Blu-ray Disc Association has approved a quad-layer "BDXL" standard.

Last month was warmest April on record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that last month was the warmest April on record, giving recently-disgraced global warming experts a new ledge to stand on.

NASA gives global warming theory a boost

It's one of the most controversial subjects on earth, but if data from NASA is to be believed, the past decade on the planet has been the warmest ever.

Nokia gets a Greenpeace gong

Environmental organization Greenpeace has handed out glad green tidings for some tech companies and brickbats to others.

Microsoft promises to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2012

Microsoft jumps on the green train and says that it intends to cut almost one third of the carbon emissions caused by the company today.