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Japanese start-up eyes open sourcing for EV

If open sourcing works for the Linux computer operating system, Japanese engineer Hiroshi Shimizu wagers, it also will work for electric vehicles.

By January 11, 2010


Japan dreams: Moon solar panels, pyramid cities

Japanese contractor Shimizu's plans to ring the moon with solar panels and build pyramid cities won't be realized soon. But they are cool.

By June 8, 2010


Electric car does more than 200 miles per charge

SIM-Drive's SIM LEI electric car does 206 miles per charge in urban traffic conditions, and 190 miles while traveling 62 mph.

By April 4, 2011


Ten bucks says some nerd will use this ring to get married

This is one of three acceptable rings for men to wear.

By April 3, 2009


Mitsubishi, Isuzu join EV venture

Automotive news reports on Mitsubishi's and Isuzu's plans to collaborate on an electric car.

By February 5, 2010


Wheelchairs that see and drive

By September 24, 2006


Hawaii tries out online health care

Starting on Thursday, anyone in the state will be able to pay a flat fee for a 10-minute Web or phone visit with a doctor.

By January 15, 2009


The 404 402: Where you mess with the best you die like the rest

After debuting the final chapter in our 404 Superhero series (thanks Hayato!), we break into chats about the next-gen air-con, an Xbox autographed by Palin, cell phone crackdowns, and a Nintendo inflatable cushion that raises questions of hygiene...yikes!

By August 12, 2009


The 404 400: Where we wear short shorts

In Jeff's absence, Wilson takes the reigns as chief engineer for the show...and runs it in to the ground. Just kidding! Today we invite host of The Green Show and longtime 404 friend, Mark Licea, to join us in a few stories about a handy iPhone app.

By August 10, 2009


Machines clear rubble as Japan ranks crisis with Chernobyl

A month after the historic quake in Japan, robots and remote-controlled vehicles are getting to work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

By April 11, 2011