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Bosch Plans to License Water-Injection System to More Carmakers

BMW’s hard-core, track-focused M4 GTS makes almost 500 horsepower in part because it features water-injection technology co-developed with Bosch. And compared to the 425 horsepower you get in the regular M4, that’s a pretty big increase. Now, according to <i>Autocar</i>, Bosch is offering that same …

Ready to run Windows programs on Android tablets and Chromebooks?

<i>This article was originally published on our sister site TabTimes.</i><p>CrossOver is a program that allows you to run Windows programs on non-Windows platforms. The developers have been trying to bring its functionality to Android over the past three years, and now it finally appears to be working. The …

Reactive Power and Compensation Solution Basics For Students

Why we don’t like reactive power The total power, the so-called apparent power, of a transmission network is composed of active and reactive power …

China Plans A Floating Nuclear Power Plant

China is working on a floating nuclear power plant that could sail to specific sites and anchor offshore to produce power for various needs.<p>China General Nuclear expects to complete construction of this small modular offshore multi-purpose reactor by 2020, and demonstrate its utility for a variety …

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How can we store more energy from the sun and the wind?

<b>It could be a scene from a science fiction movie.</b><p>Deep in the Nevada desert, thousands of mirrors arrayed in concentric circles face the sky, lit up by the sun.<p>All this reflected sunshine is directed to the top of a 640 ft (195m) tower standing in their midst.<p>It's an innovative power plant …

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How Honda's VTEC Variable-Timing System Works – Feature

From the August 2015 issue<p>Trademark erosion may not impact the environment, but marketers have noted the lexicographical slide of some brand names into generic labels. Kleenex, Band-Aid, Xerox, and Zamboni (yes, other companies make ice-resurfacing equipment) all underwent the transformation, and …

Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG Priced: the Mega G Is Mega Expensive

The Mercedes-Benz G-wagen has come a long way from the simple truck built for the military in the late 1970s to the ultimate big-boy toy. Nothing illustrates the distance the G-wagen has traveled more than the G65—particularly once you learn its pricing.<p>The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG stickers for …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

AutoMath Photo Calculator – Indie app of the day

What is AutoMath Photo Calculator?<p>AutoMath Photo Calculator is a mathematics application that allows you to take pictures of a problem. Once you’ve taken a picture, the app then solves the problem for you and provides you with steps on how to solve the problem. It’s currently free in the Google …

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Mon Dieu! French Edition of Top Gear in the Works

The sun may have set on the British Empire, but nobody seems to have informed Mssrs. Andy Wilman and Jeremy Clarkson. Their creation, a revamp of the old staid ‘n’ standard English motoring show <i>Top Gear</i>, has an estimated global audience of 350 million people. An unqualified smash hit boasting a …

Supercapacitor panel-powered EVs a ‘reality’ in 5 years say QUT researchers

A car partly powered by its own body panels could be on our roads within five years following the development of breakthrough nanotechnology by …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 0–60 and 1/4-Mile Times Announced!

Chevrolet has announced its official performance estimates for the 2015 Corvette Z06, and, uh, they don’t disappoint.<p>The best numbers were obtained using Z06 coupes equipped with the new eight-speed automatic transmission and the Z07 performance package, which adds Brembo carbon-ceramic brake …

Watch a Toyota Supra Blast a 6.05-Sec, 223-mph 1/4-Mile

There’s a new king of the hill in import drag racing: EKanoo Racing’s 2JZ-powered Supra. All hail!<p>The record-breaking run was a screaming 6.05-second quarter-mile that tripped the lights at 241 mph (388 km/h). According to the EKanoo Racing website, all that power comes from the venerable 2JZ …

Watch the First Trailer for Furious 7

At long last, here’s your first look at <i>Furious 7</i>, the late Paul Walker’s final acting role and the newest installment of the <i>Fast & Furious</i> franchise, which shows no signs of stopping. Without further ado, the long-awaited trailer:<p>Haters gonna hate, but the <i>Fast & Furious</i> saga has lasted 13 years (!) …

HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 is 40% faster, coming soon

HTC has listed their new Rapid Charger 2.0 on their website. The unit takes advantage of Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology and will charge certain HTC phones up to 40 percent faster than a standard charger.<p>If you are now yelling “take my money” while throwing cash at your computer screen, you …

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay were just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys …

BMW i8 review - the new age sports car

The i8 is a new age sports car, but it proves that the basic tenets of involving handling, strong straight-line performance and eye-catching styling …

2014 SAE Show Future Tech Roundup

Everybody's Trying to Help the OE Manufacturers Meet 54.5-mpg CAFE<p>With the DOT/EPA 54.5-mpg CAFE mandate looming just 11 years off, it’s no surprise that a majority of the booths at the 2014 SAE show—at least of the ones that caught my eye—aimed to entice weary OE engineers with better fuel-saving …

My N3RD Surpasses $50k Kickstarter Funding Goal With Promise Of Controlling Any Device From A Smartphone

My N3RD wants to empower you to take control of every gadget in your house, every appliance waiting idly, and every vehicle in your garage using just …

How to use Android – Navigation, shortcuts, folders, and more [Back to Basics]

Welcome to Part two of our “What is Android? Back to Basics series, where we attempt to help you find your way around your new Android smartphone or tablet. You don’t need to be a computer scientist, but the numerous features and abilities of this OS do take some getting used to. In Part one, we …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.<p>The water splitter is a silicon …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

Electric Car Of Tomorrow Has Energy Storage In Panels

Volvo seems to want to be on the cutting edge of electric vehicle research, despite the fact it doesn’t have that much in the way of actual green car …

Master the S Pen on the Note 3: Feature Focus

The Galaxy Note 3 impresses through its size, but there are many other large phones on the market that are nowhere nearly as successful. What really makes the Note 3 stand out is the S Pen, the stylus that adds a lot of functionality to the phone, allowing you to <i>really</i> make use of that expansive …

GE is using big data to make smarter turbines

GE announced new technology for its utility customers running gas turbines on Thursday, but the bigger news might have been the technology that’s …

This new Weather app from Yahoo! makes every day beautiful

If you appreciate beautiful, full-bleed graphics in an app that performs as good as it looks, the all-new updated Yahoo! Weather app is one you'll …

The Physics Of: Redline

The secrets of sky-high engine speeds.<p>spinners<p>how come diesels don't rev?<p>Automotive diesel engines usually don't spin past 5000 rpm. Thanks to diesel fuel's higher energy density and more abrupt combustion, heavier components are necessary. Long strokes that augment torque also add inertial mass, …