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Jet engine-powered shopping cart hits 44 mph

What may be the world's fastest shopping cart uses an engine from a helicopter to drive it down a track in an inspiring display of shopping power.

By July 12, 2013


Swann RC helicopters get good gyrations

RC indoor helicopters have been annoying cats and crashing into expensive home electronics for years, but Swann's new line of radio-controlled choppers uses a souped-up gyro technology for better stability.

By May 2, 2011


Canadian computer Chinook solves checkers

Barring any mistakes, game of checkers will always end in a draw

By July 20, 2007


Drones: America's new Air Force

"60 Minutes" reports on the increasing use of Predators and other UAVs in the battlefield--piloted from an airbase in Nevada.

By May 11, 2009


Boeing touts heli-blimp for heavy lifting

When it's airworthy, the JHL-40 will float like a balloon, tote like a helicopter, and look like something out of 1930s sci-fi.

By July 9, 2008


Sikorsky's helicopter of the future

X2 technology could let a helicopter "cruise comfortably" at 250 knots, much faster than current production models, the company says. But when will it actually fly?

By February 26, 2008


The price of oil

The massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay brings home the potential for environmental damage caused by our global economy.

By November 12, 2007


Computer bests checkers players every time

A group of computer scientists say they've managed to crack the "code" of the checkers board game so that a computer program can win or draw against any opponent.

By July 19, 2007