Having moved from my Motorola Razr to my Blackberry as my primary phone, I hadn't seen my Razr for a week. Usually, this would bother me and despite carrying an increasing number of gadgets, I'd at least spend some time looking for the Razr. But after panning my Razr with a tired battery in my previous blog post, I didn't care whether I found it. Lo and behold, it showed up in some pants pocket this morning. It works, but my Blackberry 8700c is now my main phone.
By the way, I wrote a Chevy Volt column (posted Thursday) discussing why GM is so late to the electric car party. The columns highlights our coverage of the electric car's new materials and powertrain. Check it out.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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