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A Vehicle That Drives Itself.....Really!


The road ready LR3.The road ready LR3.

What do you get if you throw a new Land Rover LR3, some high-tech sensors, an advanced data processing unit and a few great minds from MIT into a mixer and blend thoroughly? read more »

Space Elevator Competition Shows Promising Future


Artist's depiction of a space elevatorArtist's depiction of a space elevator

 

The annual Space Elevator Games were held this past Monday in Farmington, Utah. Student teams designed 100-meter-tall space elevators in the competition, and the winning team's robot came close to winning NASA's half-million-dollar prize. read more »

NHL Players May Soon Use Hockey Skates With Built-In Heaters


Therma Blade Inc. Heated Skate Blade: Source: ReutersTherma Blade Inc. Heated Skate Blade: Source: Reuters

The NHL may become an even faster sport if the new heated skate blades are approved for use. These new skates feature a heated blade which helps players glide across the ice with less friction. read more »

The Next Generation Hybrid


Scuderi Air-HybridScuderi Air-Hybrid After reengineering a 100-year-old design, Scuderi has now added a new twist to their Split-Cycle engine.
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Night Vision for Your Car


High-Resolution IR CameraHigh-Resolution IR Camera

"Dipped (traditional) headlights only illuminate about 56 meters, when the breaking distance at 100 Km/k is about 80 meters," says Professor Ros Vidal of the University of Granada. read more »

Asustek Set to Launch the Next Budget Laptop: $245-$426


A Taiwan company, by the name of Asustek, is in the process of launching four new budget laptops targeted at children, the elderly, and the underprivileged. Targeting this demographic with a "budget-friendly" laptop is nothing new. Other organizations and companies have already developed low-priced laptops... read more »

Asian Frauds Are About to Be Foiled


In many still developing nations, such as the Philippines, a paper system is  prevalent in many important institutions. And with a paper monitoring system comes paper-related problems, namely forgery. read more »

Popular Science Wants Your Inventions!


 

Inventor Contest The very popular Popular Science Magazine is calling for submissions for the next world changing invention... not an invention, as they call it, "born in the R& D labs of universities and corporations," but ones just like most of ours, born while taking a shower or shopping at your local hardware store.

Ten inventions will be awarded prizes in a variety of categories, plus there will be a Student Award Category this year, the second year of the PopSci Invention Awards.

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Upload Your Brain and Become Immortal?


"If a self-improving AI is thrown together in a slapdash fashion, we could be in for big trouble," warns AI theorist and transhumanist Eliezer Yudkowsky read more »

This Year's Best Solar Powered Halloween Lights


Solar powered Halloween lights have evolved a little more this year than last year's. Below you will find a variety of solar powered lights to choose from. The list includes: pumpkins, gargoyles, witches, monsters and a scarecrow. Some are cute and fun. Others are scarier and gruesome., but they all charge up during the day and then light up the night while saving you money on your electric bill year after year. read more »