Courtney Loando

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Grow agave for biofuel among solar panels

Growing carefully chosen plants like agave amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms to not only collect sunlight for electricity but also to …

StoreDot smartphone battery 'charges in 30 seconds'

A smartphone battery has been developed that can charge up almost as quickly as you can say 'nanotechnology'<p>An Israeli start-up has unveiled a battery that can be charged in less than 30 seconds.<p>StoreDot demonstrated their pioneering progress at Microsoft's Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv by fully …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

MTD's 2014 Beijing Auto Show Preview

In a few weeks, auto makers, suppliers and consumers from all over the world will travel to China’s capital city to see the latest auto technology on display at the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (“Auto China”). The first edition of Auto China was held almost twenty-five years ago …

Drive Notes: 2014 Infiniti QX80

<i>The R&T staff drives and performance tests hundreds of new cars every year. Because we don't have time to give each one the full review treatment, we share select logbook notes here, in a quick, easily-digested format. Unless noted otherwise, each test car is in the office for two weeks and is</i> …

Racing your buddy's car

The goal is to be invited back.<p>Rookie Mistake:<p><i>I've been asked to co-pilot a buddy's car for a race next season. I've never driven it before. What are the quickest ways to get a feel for a new car, and what can I look for before I get to the limit?</i><p>Pro Fix:<p>Digest as much as possible before buckling …

Your Next Phone Might Look At You Like The Terminator

A peek inside one of Microsoft Research’s labs reveals experiments in making our computers more socially aware. Get ready for robots with Terminator vision.<p>Gesture, posture, expression, clothes: These are tiny social considerations that give humans the incredible power of inference, but still elude …

Artificial Intelligence

ALYT offers a smart home hub jam-packed with sensors

If the current generation of connected home hubs aren’t enough for you, then check out the Indiegogo campaign for ALYT (pronounced alight), which …