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Tornado Power - A Future Energy Source?

Retired scientist Louis Michaud has plans to generate tornadoes near power plants that could provide a 40% increase in the plants' power output. If the concept works, it could dramatically cut down on the need for building new power plants, instead creating energy from the waste heat of existing plants.


Toshiba 'Invitation Only' Designer Cellphones Exude Exclusive Luxury

Toshiba's FanFun 815T handset is a popular choice among Japanese phone users thanks to its many features and adaptable design. Japan's rich, however, go for exclusivity and the $4,000 Cosmic Shiner version gives them that in spades.

New Intel Technology Sends Wireless Signal Up to 60 Miles

Connecting rural and remote areas of a country has long been a lofty goal. Intel takes us one giant step closer to achieving that goal with the introdcution of their Rural Connectivity Platform (RCP) technology.

Researchers Creating Camera With 12,616 Lenses

Researchers from Stanford are developing a camera with thousands of tiny pixels, where clumps of 256 pixels act like an independent lens. The lenses can capture images from different angles, producing a high-res, 3-D "depth map" where every object in the image is in focus.


A Jacket Made to Sleep In -- Excubo

A jacket that provides an unique solution to sleep problems for travelers all across the globe.


Solar Powered Portable Media Player Hits the Market

eMotion has released a portable media player that is solar powered. The EM-SOL1GIG touts an impressive features list at first glance. However, upon further inspection, there are several key features lacking.

Shoes That Light Up Each Step of the Way

Pioneer is a new shoe that promises to add magic and light to each and every walk after dark.

Windows Vista SP1 - What You Need To Know

Windows Vista has been out for over a year now. Microsoft is set to release service pack one for the newest member of the Windows family. Is Vista SP1 a compelling reason to upgrade to Vista? Or should you keep on waiting? All the details are inside.

World's Largest Toy : Remote Control Hummer

I'm sure we all remember playing with R/C cars as we were growing up. Hey, it was a drivers license when we were 5. So it's only fitting that when we get older, we get better R/C cars, right? How does a full scale Hummer H3 sound?

Paint Me a Solar Panel!

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just slap some paint on a flat surface and instantly have solar panels to power up your work, home and everything else? It seems impossible right? Maybe not.