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Hydrogen May Make its Way Into Formula Racing

Since Hydrogen power is becoming more widely accepted, more and more people are looking toward the future and seeing racing events, even Formula 1, using the clean burning fuel. At the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), they have already developed a Hydrogen powered race car, and they are hoping to make it into the record books.

AMA Gives Healthy Tips to Follow on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family get-togethers and great food. However, by the end of the day some people are either comfortably sleeping or are so full that they can’t even move. In order to reduce the amount of food and alcohol people stuff themselves with, the American Medical Association (AMA) has offered some tips in order to enjoy the holiday season.

Stress Hormone Found in Children With Feuding Parents

A new study has shown that children who get upset while watching their parents fight are more likely to develop psychological problems.

Hyundai Developing More Efficient 8-Speed Transmission

The gears in your transmission serve as more than a means of getting power to the pavement. Depending on which gear you are using, they can work to multiply the amount of torque available or they can greatly reduce the workload on your engine and reduce the amount of fuel used over a certain period. Using this knowledge, Hyundai is working on a more efficient transmission with some extra gears for when you really need them.

Russian Innovation: World’s First Integrated GSM/WiMax Handset

The world’s first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset, the HTC MAX 4G is here. It is the result of a partnership between HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, and Russian carrier, Scartel (Yota brand). Designed and optimized for the Russian market, the HTC MAX 4G will be available in Russia on November 26th. Read on for details.

Look Mom, No Hands! Faceless LED Watch is All Band, No Dial

Watch this space, but don't look for a face. Hiranao Tsuboi's faceless LED wristwatch is all band and no dial, a curious concept but one that ensures you're not the only one watching your watch!

MDI's AirPod to Go into Production

Over the past few years or so, air powered vehicles have been explored and dismissed, only to be explored again. A company called MDI decided they wanted to stop dismissing the idea and after a short development time they have introduced the AirPod.

Sam's Club Helping Sell Green Cars

Sam's Club has given its members a great way to save money by purchasing products in bulk and using them at your leisure. Recently, they decided it was time to extend their helpfulness to the automotive world, and I'm not talking about tires and washer fluid, they are selling a whole vehicle.

Adult Diapers Come Out of the Closet in Japan

Adult diapers have not only come out of the closet, they're taking center stage! A recent Tokyo runway show shines the spotlight on what has become a $500 million per year business in Japan. Could it happen here? Depends...

Scientists Use Muons to Take Volcano X-Rays

An innovative imaging system that uses muons - a type of cosmic ray - to reveal the interior of a volcano has been developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.