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.
The government is proposing a plan that would lock up all Internet access for users who are found to be illegally downloaing music and videos.
The United States military wants to reach out and touch someone – fast. According to an article in the Star-Telegram, Air Force researchers are developing bombers and cruise missiles capable of flying Mach 6 or 4,000 miles-per-hour and faster.
A woman was recently tasered at a Florida Best Buy store because she left the store before she finished checking out.
Woods Hole (MA) – Imagine a watercraft that has no needs for refueling, but simply takes most of its energy needs directly from the temperature differences in Ocean water surrounding the hull. Technically, you will get a transportation device with a virtually unlimited energy resource. It’s not science-fiction, but research units are already in operation today.
Chicago (IL) – If you haven’t visited a North American Auto Show in recent years, you’d be surprised to see how much these shows have changed: The dominating topic at the Chicago Auto Show 2008 are hybrid drivetrains and other technologies that make our cars more efficient. Join us for a walk around the show floor to see what manufacturers are offering today and what we can expect for the future.
Two new studies published in Science magazine claim that biofuels use could actually increase the amount of greenhouse gases in our planet’s atmosphere. Researchers say converting forests and grasslands to ethanol producing corn or oil palm plants could actually double the CO2 levels over the next thirty years.
The feedback system on Ebay will soon only consist of customers leaving comments about individual sellers, putting an end to feedback from the other side of the transaction.
Physicists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have developed a method to keep particle beams tightly organized in order to increase the efficiency of collider experiments.
While millions of people from Delaware to Alaska were voting for their presidential pick yesterday, Democrats also reached beyond the country's borders with the first ever official online voting.