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Doc Brown finally admits Funny or Die hoverboard video is fake

In an apology titled, "Funny Or Die is Sorry for Lying about Hoverboards," actor Christopher Lloyd owns up to the ruse that went on a day too long.

By March 5, 2014


Cheers! Booze can 'induce' superconductivity

Alcoholic drinks turn ceramic compounds into superconductors. Can beer-based unobtainium be far off?

By January 4, 2011


Tech Time Machine: 8 April

Brain surgery, the Y2K bug and Maglev trains: if any of those sound interesting to you, check out today's Tech Time Machine.

By April 7, 2012


China unseats U.S. in supercomputer ranking

The Tianhe-1A supercomputer bests the Jaguar system in the biannual Top 500 list, but the U.S. high-performance computing community doesn't need to hang its head in shame just yet.

By November 14, 2010


Jaguar's supercomputing reign coming to an end?

The twice-yearly ranking of fastest supercomputer in the world should be released next week. It's very likely that Jaguar will be overtaken at last.

By November 11, 2010


Even with great tech, no easy answers on energy

Experts wrangle with what's the best formula for transitioning the lumbering energy industry to cleaner sources and to take advantage of green-energy innovations.

By September 24, 2009


Superconductors: Cure for grid transmission woes?

American Superconductor says using underground superconductor cables is a better way to bulk up the U.S. transmission grid. Will such a DC network make inroads against AC?

By July 14, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 859: Don't get your flops in a watt

Rafe and Molly square off over the re-use of air conditioning technology, the fail whale sinks a deal between Facebook and Twitter, Gmail is cracked, and an enterprising astronaut creates the ultimate in must-have space tech: a zero-G coffee cup.

By November 24, 2008


Top 10 technology flops

Every few years, some new technology comes along that everyone's sure will become the next big thing. And then, nothing happens. Here are my top 10.

By November 30, 2007