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GM Releases Video of Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring

When the Corvette ZR1 hit the Nurburgring a short while back, most people were impressed with the lap time of 7:26.4. General Motors recently released the video of the lap to give the world a taste of what the ZR1 is like on the famous Nurburgring.

Verizon Teams Up With Rhapsody

In order to keep up with the constantly changing personalities of their mobile users, Verizon Wireless has announced it will team up with MTV Networks and RealNetworks to offer subscribers more choices.

Chevy Volt Gets a Range Reduction

The Chevy Volt has been General Motors' centerpiece since the concept was first introduced. The Volt was supposed to be the answer to many peoples' problems with the short distance of traditional Electric Vehicles. However, GM recently went on the record to say that the range would be reduced, and it's not by a few miles.

Waffles By Corona-Matic: Don’t Discard That Old Corona Typewriter!

A prototype at the present stage, this innovative idea for breathing new life into useless products by giving them another purpose takes the concept of recycling to the ultimate degree. Read all about this unique kitchen appliance from the folks at Designhead.

Internet Radio Listeners Increased Drastically

According to industry figures, the number of individuals who listen to Internet radio has increased by 2.5 million in only six months.


Transparent Solar Powered Eco-Plane Wins 1st Place

Roland Cernat, a graduate form the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany, has designed an environmentally friendly plane called the Oriens. Oriens is a motor glider concept based on the cradle-to-cradle principle. The design won first prize this year at the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2008.

New Worries With HPV Vaccine?

Gardasil, a vaccine designed to prevent the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus has been causing some uproar lately.

High Performing Lotus Replica For the Track

Using motorcycle engines to power lightweight 2-seater track cars is becoming more popular, and for a good reason. Most of the performance engines offer quite a bit of power for thier small displacement and low weight. Using this and a few other high-tech components, LusoMotors managed to resurrect a legend.

The Robot That Could Teach You A Few Dance Moves

Manufacturers located on the other side of the globe have been known for their incredible inventions, but not one of them can be groovier than this.

Scientist Designs Plasma-Powered Flying Saucer

A scientist from the University of Florida has recently filed a patent that is attracting everyone from NASA and the US Air Force to UFO-seekers and sci-fi enthusiasts.

Since 2006, Subrata Roy, a mechanical and aerospace engineering associate professor, has been working on a "flying saucer" aircraft design that turns surrounding air into plasma to generate its propulsion. The saucer, or "wingless electromagnetic air vehicle" (WEAV), has no moving parts and therefore could be more stable than airplanes and helicopters that rely on aerodynamics to provide lift.