Seattle (CA) - Boeing is exploring second-generation biofuel testing to identify renewable alternative fuel sources for aviation uses. A first flight of a biofuel-driven 747-400 passenger plane is scheduled for the second half of 2008.
A glitch at a local Pennsylvania 911 call center caused hundreds of calls to go unanswered and led to the death of at least one child, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
Pittsburgh (PA) - In the future, very small devices will require very small amounts of electricity. Yet, how can future nanoscopic circuits at such levels be created? Scientists have found at least one answer: Carbon-60 nanowires.
San Diego (CA) – Last week we reported on Pudding Media’s free VoIP calling service that scans your calls to place contextual ads. Luckily, we were shown a demo of the service in action at the Demofall 07 conference in San Diego yesterday and you can view the video below.
Microsoft has doled out a few changes to its online search portal that it hopes will help its current users stick with MSN and not hop on board the steam train known as Google.
Despite a war of egos between NBC and iTunes, Apple has listed two new NBC shows as available to download from the digital store.
Pittsburgh (PA) - Scientists at Carnegie Mellon have taken the standard digital camera and expanded it into a panoramic image capture tool. By using their assisted robotics and related software, the average digital camera can be transformed into a tool used to create breathtaking, navigable panoramas.
Delft (Netherlands) - Researchers at Delft University of Technology have created an aluminum composite material that is stronger than carbon fiber, costs less to manufacture, weighs 20% less and is immune to metal fatigue. It is being billed as a material that could revolutionize the airline industries, saving $100 billion worldwide.
After a probe from the Connecticut attorney general, Best Buy has now put up a disclaimer at its in-store Web kiosks saying the online prices do not actually reflect what is on BestBuy.com.
Demonoid.com, a popular site for trading illegal torrent files, has been down for over 24 hours.
Greenbelt (MD) – A NASA sponsored study found that snow in Greenland is melting at an accelerated pace, potentially impacting the sea level and the Earth's energy budget how much radiation from the sun is absorbed by the Earth versus that reflected back into the atmosphere.
Valencia (Spain) - A team of research scientists have discovered a way to replace a very expensive laboratory device with only a slightly modified CD drive. The result of the mod? An inexpensive, portable laboratory scanner suitable for detecting various chemical compounds.
A San Jose-based startup wants to give away free telephone calls in exchange for a digital pound of flesh.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) today released its global corporate climate change report for 2007, indicating a trend that U.S. corporations have begun developing response strategies addressing the climate change.