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GM is handing out job offers along with cash prizes to students participating in the EcoCar2 competition.
On May 20, I visited GM's Desert Proving grounds in Yuma, Arizona as the teams prepared to test their vehicles in the second stage of the competition. Seeing these modified SUVs in various stages of undress and watching students racing to troubleshoot and reassemble their vehicles like young NASCAR pit teams, I quickly realized that my college experience was a waste of time.
Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego Friday after designing and building a biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).
Students from Virginia Tech University this week garnered first place in the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge with the team's extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol).
Barnes & Noble's new e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as the Kindle PaperWhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces, and has an improved lighting scheme.
Easy to learn, but extremely difficult to master, Duet Game is a must-have for serious gamers who don't mind repetition while going for the proverbial perfect run.
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Big Blue is funding a developer challenge to encourage mobile developers to come up with applications that use its intelligent cloud-based service Watson.
Testing and judging gets underway as the end of "Year Two" approaches in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona.
If you're wondering what will be the third major platform alongside Android and iOS, you may need to change that "what will be" to "if there will be."
At the EcoCar Challenge, held at GM's Desert Proving grounds in Yuma, Arizona, 16 university teams competed for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes to convert a Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid into an even greener machine. To improve fuel economy and reduce well-to-wheel emissions, each team must replace the SUV's existing hybrid engine and transmission with an extended-range, plug-in electric, fuel-cell, or all-electric power train using their choice of B20, E85, or liquid hydrogen fuel. See the students working on their prototypes as they prepare for final testing.