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Space Laser

Space Lasers (and its variants) are getting more and more attention from Congress these days.

by Christopher Heiser on September 29 14:27

More on Pre-Crime

Fast on the heels of Indian courts admitting brain scans as evidence of guilt, it's revealed that the US government is working on technology to figure it out ahead of time. I love articles that think that a 78% success rate for predictive technologies is high. That means a one-in-five false positive rate. Where's Bruce Schneier when you need him?

by Christopher Heiser on September 29 14:22

Boat Envy

This new 387-foot yacht owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko is pretty amazing. The gas tank costs $1.4 million to fill. 'Nuff said.

by Christopher Heiser on September 29 14:11

New Plan For Scarlet

I guess when you're an incredibly popular company that exists in an archaic and customer-hostile market and run into product delivery delays, you can position the delay as an opportunity to bring an even better product to light. It doesn't hurt that you're funded by the Oakley fortune, either. Regardless, I'm still excited as hell about the new products from Red due out next year. Watch this space.

by Christopher Heiser on September 29 14:08

Image Capture

In an image that's decidedly NSFW, the feelings of main street on the financial crisis are neatly summed up on a hastily-created protest sign.

by Christopher Heiser on September 29 13:59

Wasted Energy

BMW wins an award for the design of a thermoelectric generator which turns some of the heat in a car's exhaust system into electrical energy. I'm curious to see if BMW moves to commercialize this technology, or if the efficiency is too low to justify the cost.

by Christopher Heiser on September 29 13:56
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