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Email tax will fix UK deficit, says union boss Bob Crow

What are you doing to combat the UK's deficit? Nothing, that's what! But union boss Bob Crow has a plan...

By Feb. 28, 2011


Robotic arm reaches out to kids with motor deficit

High-tech system lets children with coordination problems practice therapist-prescribed exercises using an interactive desktop system.

By Oct. 19, 2009


Tipo 250: A re-creation of the greatest Formula 1 car ever

In 1957 the lap record at the Nurburgring was broken 10 times. In one race. By the same person. That person was Juan Manuel Fangio, and his car was the Maserati 250F.

By Sep. 6, 2013


Twitter's board of directors: Tweeters need not apply

Half of Twitter's board members don't appear to have much interest in tweeting themselves.

By Dec. 5, 2013


Design grad creates toy car you control with your mind

Dutch design graduate creates a lightweight toy car that only moves forward with the right level of concentration. He imagines it could help those with attention deficit disorders.

By Oct. 30, 2013


Tech companies push Congress for feds' wireless spectrum

A coalition suggests auctioning some of the spectrum currently used by federal agencies for use by mobile devices, according to a letter to lawmakers seen by The Hill.

By Dec. 11, 2012


Thomas Pynchon wading into Silicon Alley with new book

Slated for release September 17, "Bleeding Edge" is set in 2001 in New York's Silicon Alley and deals with the time between the dot-com bubble bursting and 9/11.

By Feb. 25, 2013


Electric car startup Better Place liquidating after $850 million investment

In 2008, Better Place partnered with Renault to build an electric car and create a system of battery swapping stations, but the concept never gained momentum.

By May. 26, 2013


Friday Poll: Will the Z10 save BlackBerry?

BlackBerry took the wrapping off the shiny new Z10 smartphone this week. Will it be enough to save the company from irrelevance?

By Feb. 1, 2013


White House refuses petition to build a Death Star

The White House has shot down a petition to build a Death Star, to the annoyance of Star Wars fans everywhere.

By Jan. 12, 2013