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One year later, Hyperloop remains a fantasy

Elon Musk's tube transport concept unveiled a year ago remains just that: a concept. It also proves that even when the Internet falls in love, radical ideas rarely exit the realm of fiction.

By August 13, 2014


Origami unfolds a new world of shape-shifting electronics

Researchers are using the geometry of paper folding to come up with futuristic antennas that can retract and compress.

By May 22, 2014


Simulation verdict: Elon Musk's Hyperloop needs tweaking

Ansys, a company specializing in computer-based engineering simulations, inches the moon-shot idea one step closer to reality.

By September 19, 2013


Museum on turbines: Learning, not earning

An small wind lab experiment at the Museum of Science in Boston shows the challenges of nabbing enough wind energy to make rooftop turbines an easy sell. But there are other pluses.

By May 20, 2010


Microsoft backs OpenDocument Format for ANSI standard

Software giant favors ODF in a vote at the American National Standards Institute.

By May 17, 2007


Sun releases smaller blade chassis

New Blade 8000 P is a smaller model than its predecessor and is geared for high-performance technical computing. Photo: Sun's latest blade

By November 14, 2006


Microsoft wraps up code for 'supercomputer' Windows

Company's Compute Cluster Server is to bring Windows closer to the world of supercomputing.

By June 9, 2006