Today’s Wall Street Journal tells the story of Eubiq, a start-up company that has developed a system that places an electrical outlet where you want it, whenever you want it there. In a sense, Eubiq is like a track lighting system for your walls. It uses a specially-designed electrical socket that fits in a channel (called a Powertrack) that runs along walls, atop desks, or within the confines of furniture. See how it works at the Eubiq site.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Could our view of distant galaxies be obstructed by a lawnmower? That unlikely question is at the heart of a growing debate between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a robot manufacturer that seeks to build self-guided lawnmowers.
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