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Boeing's futuristic X-48C makes final flight

The aerospace giant and NASA say the distinctive "blended wing body" design flew like a champ in low-speed tests and holds promise for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft yet to come.

By April 13, 2013


NASA's futuristic X-48C hybrid wing-body plane takes flight

The design, which is thought to be highly fuel efficient and offer longer range, could someday become the universal standard. But first comes several more years of tests.

By August 7, 2012


At NASA Dryden, the futuristic X-48C gets ready to fly

Could this be the next great aircraft design? Within 10 years, a full-sized version of the hybrid wing body may offer big boosts in range, fuel efficiency, and quiet flight.

By July 13, 2012


Photos: Boeing's X-48B takes wing

The experimental aircraft looks like a flying wing, but Boeing and NASA say looks can be deceptive. See how you like the new blended style.

By September 18, 2007


Verbatim CD-RW 48X/16X/48X EIDE

This convenient external USB CD-RW drive is easy to set up, but glitches and confusing manuals limit its success.

By November 14, 2002

2.5 stars Editors' rating November 14, 2002

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Plextor 48X/24X/48X EIDE

The reliable, fast-reading PlexWriter 48/24/48A is an excellent all-around drive and a real boon for backup-minded individuals--as long as price is not an issue.

By October 2, 2002

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 2, 2002

VisionTek Xtasy 48X/12X/48X EIDE

The Xtasy is one of the speediest CD burners available for the price, but newbies should steer clear.

By July 18, 2002

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 18, 2002

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Lite-On CD-RW 40x/12x/48x

If you want cutting-edge CD-RW speed at a low price, this 40X/12X/48X-rated drive delivers both with few frills--and few compromises. It's a good budget buy for consumers and small businesses.

By June 4, 2002

4 stars Editors' rating June 4, 2002

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Nvidia's PhysX makes PC Batman: Arkham Asylum worth the wait

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the first PC game to use Nvidia's PhysX technology to good effect.

By September 21, 2009


Shuttle gaming PC stinks up the joint

A review of the Shuttle XPC P2 4800X.

By September 18, 2008