Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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The Ultimate Full-Service Gas Station: Robots

Next time you pull up to your local gas station, you may be greeted with a pleasant surprise at the pump. No, not a 50% discount on fuel, but a new form of full service straight from the Netherlands. And this one won't complain if you forget to tip. read more »

Boats of Tomorrow Without the Wait

Boats have come a long way since the simple Native American row-boats. We have seen complicated sailboats, luxurious steamers and the more recent diesel powed cruise-liners. So, what's next for the world of watercraft? How about boats that fly, or boats that sink? read more »

Scientists Turn Aluminum into (the color) Gold

It sounds sort of like alchemy, but scientists from the University of Rochester have used the latest technology to turn any metal just about any color. read more »

Philadelphia International Auto Show Preview

The Philadelphia International Auto Show kicks off today bringing both foreign and domestic as well as a few exotics. Here is just a brief overview of what's already there, going to be there and what you can do while you're there. read more »

Nuvifone Puts Garmin into the Cell Phone Market

Garmin is one of the top 3 portable GPS manufacturers in the world (TomTom and Magellan are the other two), and they now want to take-on the cell phone market with their new Garmin Nuvifone. Garmin hopes the Nuvifone will help catapult them into the hugely popular smart phone market in 2008. read more »

Blinger is Like Having A Portable Handheld ATM

The BlingNation Blinger personal ATM device was unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This portable handheld device is basically like having an ATM in the palm of your hand. It will accomplish a variety of personal banking tasks such as money transfers, pay bills, request money from other people, and more. read more »

Top Production Cars from Detroit for 2008

Once again, an auto show comes to a close and it's time to look back and choose the best and worst. Here are the top picks for production cars from the North American International Auto Show. read more »

An Invention For The Age of Connectivity: Rapid Reader

Bigger, better, and a lot more complicated than the Information Age, success in the Age of Connectivity depends more on our capacity to learn what is needed for tomorrow, than what we know today. As soon as information is available, our computers, hand-helds, and cell-phones make it accessible. We need to retrieve it and act on it; that is critical to our livelihoods and to our lives. read more »

The Simpsons' Mr. Burns Webcam - “Excellent...”

Anyone who is a fan of The Simpsons, has got to get themselves one of these Mr. Burns USB webcams. is just basically a regular old why would anyone want it...because it's a Mr Burns webcam! read more »

E. Coli Turns Sugar into Hydrogen Fuel

By modifying a few genes in the stomach bacteria E. coli, scientists from Texas A&M have made the bacteria capable of producing hydrogen - possibly enough to power vehicles and homes in the future. read more »