Notorious peer-to-peer service provider BitTorrent has shown a slide away from illegal practices in the recent past, and is taking that further with a new video streaming technology.
Nice (France) - A company called Moteur Developpment International (MDI) has developed an engine that runs very efficiently on compressed air. Installed in a prototype car, the four-cylinder engine delivers enough power for speeds of 68 mph, with a range of 124 miles. And the best part, it can be completely refueled from dead-empty in four hours on $2 in electricity. When it enters production, it will start at about $13,000 dollars.
Best Buy has outpaced behemoth retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon by a "large margin" when it comes to HD DVD and Blu-ray, according to a new report from NPD.
Tivo has added a new partnership in its quest to offer an all-in-one media box, allowing users to stream music directly from their DVR box.
Following examples such as the one set by Nvidia, Google and IBM today said that they will be providing “hardware, software and services to augment university curricula and expand research horizons.”
Florida State University researchers have discovered a new material which may become to quantum computers what silicon is to modern computers.
According to a new Internet tracking report, although Netflix's Blu-ray pages receive more hits, users are more likely to set HD DVD as their preferred format.
Craig Venter, the U.S. scientist involved heavily in the effort to decipher the human genome, has made a startling announcement. He intends to create the first artificial lifeform made from man-made, or constructed DNA, made entirely from laboratory chemicals. UPDATE: Indiana University will soon be reporting findings on the damage done to aquatic ecosystems from a particular type of genetically modified corn.
Google has improved customization on its personalized homepage tool, allowing an entire slate of new gadgets to be added to the mix.
A scale replica of a Star Wars X-Wing fighter disintegrated in mid-flight after being launched in Plaster City California. The ill-fated fighter was powered by four “L” class rocket engines and was fired straight up into the air. It tumbled after approximately two seconds of flight and all four wings ripped off.
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratories and Oxford University are on the verge of answering a big higher-temperature superconducting question.
Ann Arbor (MI) - Transparent aluminum has been the dream of many ever since it was first mentioned in a popular Sci-Fi movie a couple decades back. But researchers at the University of Michigan may have done that one better. It could almost be called "transparent steel".
Sony has uploaded the soundtrack to its Playstation 3 game Lair on iTunes, and completely bypassed its own digital music store.
Boston (MA) - A team of students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel fuel source. Bacteria feed on plant waste in an enclosed cylinder, providing enough electricity to power cell phones and other small devices. Could this be an infinite power supply in the future?