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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

2015 North American Truck Of The Year Finalists Announced

The three finalists have been announced for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility Of The Year. Chevrolet Colorado Starting MSRP: $20,120 USD. The Chevrolet Colorado, which is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year, is a small four-door pickup truck. One of the primary selling points of this vehicle is its technology, including the high-tech…

Bluesmart carry-on suitcase

Bluesmart Is A Technology-Infused Suitcase That Weighs Itself

Since your grandparents were children, the only notable innovations to suitcases were the addition of smartphone and tablet compartments. Not much else changed apart from their colour. Now, a young group of designers has created the Bluesmart connected suitcase with modern technology. It weighs itself, you can lock or unlock it remotely via your smartphone,…

CCS Can Mitigate Climate Change For $17.6 Trillion USD

A study has now revealed how much it would cost to use Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to mitigate climate change. It is $17.6 trillion dollars. Proponents of it said it is the only feasible way to mitigate climate change (apart from nuclear power) because coal and natural gas are cheap. Is this $17.6 trillion…

Discarded Batteries Could Light Developing Regions

IBM researchers in India discovered that 70% of discarded laptop batteries have enough capacity to power an LED light bulb for 4 hours per day for a year. This is due to the fact that laptops lose their portability long before their batteries are completely dead (their battery life becomes unacceptably short), so they are…

Imagine Flying From NYC To LA In 2.5 Hours In The N+2

Lockheed Martin has been developing the commercial N+2 jet to travel at supersonic speeds (this means it would be faster than the speed of sound) fast enough to transport 80 passengers from New York City To Los Angeles in 2.5 hours, instead of the 5 hours it would take using conventional technology. Unfortunately, this speed…

Jolla tablet PC

Former Nokia Developers Develop Jolla Smartphone, Tablet

Jolla, a Finnish mobile technology company, has been making smartphones that run the Sailfish OS, which they say has the stability and flexibility of the Linux core. The first thing some will wonder is if it stands a chance against Android and iOS. iOS only accounts for 11% of the global smartphone market, while the…

Yellow Chevrolet Corvette sports car at the NAIAS.

Over 500,000 Vehicle Recalls Are On The Horizon

The government of Japan has ordered vehicles equipped with Takata airbags to be recalled due to a potential defect. The recall request came after the driver of a Honda subcompact vehicle in Malaysia was impaled with metal shards when her airbag exploded. There have been other dangerous airbag accidents unrelated to Takata which show that…

Electric Cheetah Robot Developed At MIT

MIT researchers have developed a battery-powered Cheetah robot that can run at speeds up to 16 km/h (10 mph) and jump up to 33 cm (13″). It has been under development for 5 years. [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMKQbqnXXhQ’] The Cheetah robot. Video credit: MIT on YouTube. What Benefits Do Electric Motors Offer Over Gasoline Engines For These…

Brace Yourself: Meet The Deep-Sea Anglerfish

In the Monterey Canyon (Also known as the Monterey Submarine Canyon) of California which extends from Monterey Bay out into the Pacific Ocean, lies what many know as the Black Seadevil (Anglerfish) which was seen in Finding Nemo. [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPMP9X-89o#t=107′] Deep-sea anglerfish. Video credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. In the Finding Nemo scene, Nemo and…