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The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …

Designer hailed as next Dyson for compressor blade discovery

A British invention can cut energy costs by up to 20pc, reports Rebecca Burn-Callander<p>The engine has seen little innovation since Felix Wankel’s contentious rotary effort back in the 1950s. That is not for want of trying. According to Google’s patent library, which indexes data from the European …

Playroom Progress: Great Crate Book Storage

Wahoo! We checked another task of the playroom checklist! It's getting closer and closer to being called donzo! Well, as done as any room ever is... …

Faux Stained Glass Mosaic Luminary

I’ve always been in love with luminaries. They are very easy to create and the results are so visually stunning that I could stare at them for hours. …

New transistors offer high output at low voltage

A new type of transistor could pave the way for fast computing devices that would use very low energy, including smart sensor networks and implanted …

Smart lighting may be even smarter than you think

Most folks probably think that paying $600 to $900 per lighting fixture is overkill. I mean, it would take forever to get payback on that, right? Not …

BBC's Sherlock series three to begin on New Year's Day

Sherlock will return to BBC1 on New Year's Day when the mystery will finally be resolved how the sleuth survived that plunge to his apparent certain death.<p>The BBC took the unusual step of using an empty hearse, with its return date spelled out in the back, travelling around central London on Friday …

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Unraveling the mysteries of life

Time, space and matter were created 13.7 billion years ago, when the Big Bang occurred. This pale, blue planet, so termed by Carl Sagan, our earth, …