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Is the Reign of the Viper Over?

The Dodge Viper is one of the few remaining American Supercars and sadly, it too many soon be removed from the Chrysler production line. But the Viper isn't done fighting yet. Rather than just discontinuing the Viper, the rights may be sold to a third party where the legacy can continue.

Vanishd: Surf the Web in Private, Fool Prying Eyes

Those who surf the Internet at work can now breathe a little easier with a free web-based service that helps hide extracurricular browsing.

South Africa joins the Electric Vehicle Race

The Paris Motor Show is in full swing, and as expected, the new concepts and hybrids are among the top reveals. One of the more interesting vehicles present at the show is the Joule MPV, which is the first electric vehicle to come from South Africa.

UMass Computer Scientist On The Case Of Hackable Pacemakers

Hackable pacemakers? Not quite yet. But the next generation of implanted defibrillators (pacemakers) will be wireless-programmable and communicate data over the Internet. What does that mean? Susceptibility to hacking... which, as you might imagine, can open confidential medical information to the public and even cause physical harm to the pacemaker patient.

Nissan's Pixo Will Hit the Road in 2010

As City Cars are becoming more popular and widely accepted, automakers are beginning to open up the market for them and add their own version to the mix. Nissan unveiled their addition to the city car genre at the Paris Motor Show and is promising a release date of Spring 2009.

New Russian Water Purification Technology: Best in the World?

Researchers from Pyatigorsk, a famous Russian mineral water resort, have developed a new technology for water purification, which they claim to be the best in the world. Read all about this exciting and innovative technological advance that does not require any energy sources to maintain itself.

Armchair Traveling Goes Virtual

Travel around the globe ... without having to leave home. Visit exotic places and make friends along the way in this travel-themed virtual world.

High Tide Heels

The design of the shoes got me thinking, with global warming and rising water levels, high heel flippers might one day become an essential part of our lives.

Unknown Beast Washes up on Russian Shores: What is it?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that axiom is no more applicable than at this moment. For the strange and unknown creature that washed up on a Russian beach almost 5,000 miles east of Moscow, there are few words to describe its mysterious and unsettling appearance. Read on and try not to look.

Study Finds Overeating May Mess With the Brain

Researchers have discovered that overeating may make the brain go haywire, often leading to other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many other issues.