High speed rail in Vegas hits blackjack

Nevada Senator Harry Reid and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently publicly announced the Federal Railroad Administration's final environmental impact statement for the $6 billion high-speed DesertXpress project, which will connect Las Vegas to Southern California. 

Geothermal energy or solar power?

You think the Nevada desert, you think solar power. But that's not the case at Pahrump Valley High School, about 50 miles west of Las Vegas. 

The school, scheduled to open in 2012, is being built with a geothermal heat pump (GHP).

Bellagio chip heist foiled by poor Internet etiquette

What happened to the Jesse James and Al Capones of the world? Sometimes it seems like there just aren't any good criminals anymore.

EV charging stations hit Vegas Strip

There will come a day when an electric vehicle (EV) charging station going in anywhere - save, perhaps, the moon or Mars - won't be news. 

But we're obviously not there yet.

Vegas tunnel people a sign of the times?

Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps; there is no last call in Vegas. All of the happiness that comes from bright lights, gambling and free flowing booze is a huge contrast to the meager lives of the inhabitants who live below Sin City.

Sprint preps WiMax smartphone for CTIA launch

Sprint Nextel is reportedly poised to launch the first WiMax 4G smartphone at the CTIA wireless conference next week in Las Vegas.