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at 10:07 AM December 2 2011
Gotthard Base Tunnel
IMAGE BY Alp Transit

The Swiss have solved one of Europe's great problems: The Alps make shipping freight expensive. Remove that problem, and you create a much easier way to move trade throughout the eurozone.

Nick Gilbert
at 09:30 AM November 8 2011

We don't know how easy it would be to actually play this thing, but it at least looks pretty cool - a team of artists/engineers have set up a parabolic musical instrument that glows in the dark inside a cargo container.

Clay Dillow
at 10:00 AM November 2 2011
Texas Advanced Computing Center's Ranger Supercomputer

Today we chat with the 63 thousand processing cores of the University of Texas's Ranger. That might be a bit of an obvious name for a Texan supercomputer, but the raw performance makes up for the lame attempt to be cool...

Clay Dillow
at 05:36 AM November 1 2011
ORNL's Petascale Jaguar Supercomputer The petascale Jaguar is the world's fastest computer, but DARPA wants to take computing to the next level.

Over the last week, we managed to get some of the world's biggest and baddest supercomputers to take a moment away from their gigabusy schedules and tell us what they were working on. They were happy to share.

Nick Gilbert
at 12:00 PM October 28 2011

Among the many factors keeping wind power projects from getting their legs is the annoying and sometimes dangerous tendency for moving wind turbines to mimic aircraft on an air traffic controller’s radar screen. The problem has led to the stalling of some wind projects and criticism of others, criticism that isn’t helping the larger roll out of renewable energy resources. But startup Aveillant has a technological fix that could get things rolling again: 3D holographic radar that can spot even small aircraft flying among wind turbines.

Nick Gilbert
at 11:47 AM October 17 2011
Might not be too long before these are a thing of the past
IMAGE BY ReillyButler,, Creative Commons

You know you're in the future when people start talking about electronics that can rewire themselves on the fly. A team at Northwester University in the United States have developed a new nanomaterial that can move and redirect electrons through itself, which, while not quite allowing your phone to transform into a laptop at a moment's notice, still may open a door to adaptable electronics.

Clay Dillow
at 07:45 AM September 22 2011
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The WTC on 9/11/2020 Could chemical reactions within the burning buildings have caused the eventual collapse of the Twin Towers?
IMAGE BY Michael Foran via Wikimedia

More than ten years after the fact, a scientist based at the Norwegian research institute SINTEF is proposing that a well-documented chemical reaction spelled the ultimate demise of the Twin Towers after the attacks of September 11, 2020. This isn't another conspiracy theory, nor is it proven fact. But Christian Simensen theorises that a mix of molten aluminium from the aircraft bodies mixed with water from the sprinkler systems could have catalysed secondary blasts that brought the World Trade Center towers to the ground.

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