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  • Elon Musk Plans To Build Hyperloop Test Track
    By on January 15, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes that Elon Musk wants to speed up the development of his proposed 800-mph tube transport. “Billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk is getting more hands-on with the Hyperloop. Musk, who heads up both space transportation outfit SpaceX and electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors, casually announced via Twitter on Thursday that he’s decided to help accelerate development of his vision for near-supersonic tube transportation, first (more…)

  • Controlled Quantum Levitation Used To Build Wipeout Track
    By on January 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter gentryx writes “Researchers at the Japan Institute of Science and Technology have build a miniature Wipeout track (YouTube video) using high temperature superconductors and quantum levitation. Right now this is fundamental research, but in the future large scale transportation systems could be build with technology akin to this. I have a different vision: let Nintendo sell this as an accessory for the Wii (more…)

  • Servers Ahoy — Startup To Build Floating Data Centers
    By on August 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    1sockchuck writes “Startup International Data Security says it is moving ahead with plans to build data centers on cargo ships docked in the San Francisco Bay. IDS first announced its plans in 2008, but they were postponed by the credit crunch. The company says it has now lined up funding and an anchor tenant for a proof-of-concept ‘dataship’ that will hold 500 racks of servers in its cargo holds. IDS isn’t alone in contemplating ship-board server (more…)

  • Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Problems
    By on December 6, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    By mimicking the way that a living body acquires immunity to disease through vaccination, researchers have designed an artificial immune system to solve optimization problems more effectively than before.


  • Shrinky Dinks From Toy Stores to Build Microfluidic Devices
    By on November 10, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A children’s toy inspires a cheap, easy production method for high-tech diagnostic chips


  • uTorrent To Build In Transfer-Throttling Ability
    By on November 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    vintagepc writes “TorrentFreak reports that a redesign of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent allows clients to detect network congestion and automatically adjust the transfer rates, eliminating the interference with other Internet-enabled applications’ traffic. In theory, the protocol senses congestion based on the time it takes for a packet to reach its destination, and by intelligent adjustments, should reduce network traffic without causing (more…)

  • Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k
    By on September 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Chris Pirazzi writes “Online backup startup BackBlaze, disgusted with the outrageously overpriced offerings from EMC, NetApp and the like, has released an open-source hardware design showing you how to build a 4U, RAID-capable, rack-mounted, Linux-based server using commodity parts that contains 67 terabytes of storage at a material cost of $7,867. This works out to roughly $117,000 per petabyte, which would cost you around $2.8 million from Amazon (more…)

  • Windows 7 Hits Build 7600 (Possible RTM)
    By on July 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “One Microsoft Way is reporting that Microsoft has significantly incremented the build number of both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: ‘Reports across the Web are pointing to a build 7600 for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This is significant because the bump in the build number would suggest that Microsoft has christened this build as the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. The RTM is expected to be given (more…)

  • How To Build a Theft-Proof iPhone [Guide]
    By on May 6, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Like all shiny toys, your iPhone is always at risk of being stolen. Given your iPhone’s hefty price tag, and the amount of personal data that it houses, it is imminent for all iPhone users to protect their phone.


  • Build A Five Hundred Dollar Gaming PC
    By on May 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Build a $500 PC that plays modern PC games at acceptable frame rates