Will plug-in cars crash the electric grid?

Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That’s a tiny slice of the auto market, but it’s up eighty-four percent from the year before. In Vermont, as of January 2014, there were 679 plug-in vehicles, according to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. That’s two hundred percent growth over 2013.

Analyst: PC market crash makes consolidation "inevitable"

Yesterday IDC reported that worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) - plummeting 13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012.

NASA probes smash into moon

As planned, NASA's two Grail spacecraft crashed into the moon yesterday afternoon, hitting a mountain at about 2:28 pm.

NASA probes on crash course for the moon

NASA's twin Grail spacecraft, which have been circling the moon for almost year, are set to crash into the moon's surface on Monday.

Car talk: Crash avoiding tech gets big test

It's not quite the Google car that recently rolled past 300,000 miles of driving itself. 

Rather, the U.S. Department of Transportation is road-testing a safety system that puts vehicles in communication with each other in the hope of reducing crashes.

Apple fixes bug that was crashing new apps

Apple says it's fixed a bug that's been causing some apps downloaded from its store to crash as soon as they're launched.

Leap second crashes high-profile websites

The addition of a 'leap second' to universal clock time on Saturday caused havoc on the web over the weekend - despite the fact that there was plenty of warning.

Milky Way still rings like a bell after cosmic crash

Our galaxy is still reverberating from a strike by a small galaxy or massive dark matter structure.

Milky Way set for head-on crash with Andromeda galaxy

Look out: we're headed for a crash. In, ooh, just four billion years or so our Milky Way galaxy is set to collide with neighboring Andromeda.

Cosmic rays blamed for spaceship crash

After initial suggestions that death-ray-wielding Americans were to blame, Russian space agency Roscosmos has concluded that its lost Martian probe, Phobos-Grunt, was cripped by space radiation.

MIT calculates UAV 'speed limit'

Many birds can zip at high speed through a forest without crashing into trees. But, say MIT researchers, there's a top speed at which this is possible, and it's an important factor in designing drones.

Russian spaceship crashes in Pacific

The failed Mars probe that was left spinning out of control when contact was lost shortly after takeoff, has crashed safely to Earth in the southern Pacific.

Russian comm satellite crashes in Siberia

A communications satellite plummeted to the Earth after its Soyuz-2 carrier rocket failed to reach orbit shortly after lifting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. 



Another satellite set to crash back to Earth

Well, you may have been lucky last time, but there's another satellite heading back to Earth, and this time it's much more likely that it'll land on your head.

Amazon founder's spaceship crashes

A spaceship financed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was lost during a test flight late last week.

3Ds users report 'black screen of death'

Users on several games forums are complaining that their shiny new Nintendo 3DSs are experiencing repeated, sudden crashes.

The most expensive car crash in history

It's always a joy to hear of a suffering millionaire, so we just had to share this one with you.

Gamers think they're better drivers - but they're not

Video gamers make rubbish drivers, according to a study by Continental Tyres - though they think they're the bee's knees.

Rocket crash caused by programming error

A Russian rocket carrying three satellites crashed yesterday after blasting off from the Baikonur launchpad.

Human error caused space balloon crash, says NASA

NASA says the crash of a space balloon earlier this year was caused by human error - and that mistakes like an inability to remember the phone number of the Australian emergency services contributed to the danger.