People in southern Florida were hit with a massive
power outage after two nuclear reactors spontaneously shut down. The
outage centered on the Miami-Dade area, but also extended to some parts
of Broward County. Nuclear Regulatory Commission reps say the reactors were
probably responding to a weird reading in the power grid and add that
everything should be back to normal shortly.
The Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts has launched a 30,000-page online resource consisting of encyclopedic information about every living creature ever documented.
severed cables causing Internet outages to several countries in recent
years, it was only a matter of time before funding is found to create
another link in the complex globe of cable connections.
ABC announced this week that it will bring some of its most popular television shows to free on-demand video services, but viewers won't be able to skip the commercials.
Ok, let’s not exaggerate. With our everyday PCs, we are still stuck in gigascale and are still waiting for terascale to arrive. But at least scientists will soon have access to petascale capabilities as we learned yesterday and now we know that groundwork on exascale system is already being done.
Ironically, Warner Bros now has one of the strongest HD DVD line-ups over the next few months, despite the fact that it has already announced an upcoming exclusive switch to Blu-ray.
Chicago (IL) – ‘Hybrid’ has become a very political term these days: Whether you like it or not and whether it is true or not, it implies low gas consumption, reduction of green house gases and clean(er) air. Most car manufacturers are playing with car concepts, but seriously, would you buy a hybrid Porsche? We caught up with the company to find out if this concept makes sense – and provide background how the Porsche hybrid will work.
Perhaps the biggest blow to HD DVD yet, the country's largest retailer Wal-Mart announced today it will drop HD DVD and focus exclusively on Blu-ray in the high definition video battle.
Toshiba may be ready to pull out of HD DVD, effectively putting an end to the format, according to various trade publications.
NASA and Speedo have teamed up to develop the world’s fastest
swimsuit. The body-hugging LZR-Race outfit is ultrasonically welded to
have no exposed seams and promises to be slightly faster than the
previous fastest suits.
The HD DVD Promotional Group has issued a statement in response to this month's announcements regarding huge industry players Netflix and Best Buy moving away from its format.
Retired Air Force pilot John Wojnaroski can’t seem to get away from flying and he’s been constructing the “ultimate” flight simulator with authentic screens, switches and even throttle controls.
Ebay has further cut fees for putting music, movies, video games and books up for auction, responding to pressure from its high-volume sellers.