Last week, the owners of the Empire State Building announced they were going to turn their iconic New York landmark green — as in sustainable (the color is fine as is)
By Dr. Bill Chameides
Posted 04.17.2009 at 1:07 pm 1 Comment
PopSci.com welcomes Dr. Bill Chameides, dean of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Dr. Chameides blogs at The Green Grok to spark lively discussions about environmental science, keeping you in the know on what the scientific world is discovering and how it affects you – all in plain language and, hopefully, with a bit of fun. PopSci.com partners with The Green Grok, bringing his blog posts directly to our users. Give it a read and get in on the discussion!
A racecar you could drive to the grocery store â€ if it had a trunk
By Joe Brown
Posted 09.10.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Wanna buy a racecar? No problem, I know a guy. Two, actually—veteran
engineers from the renowned McLaren supercar shop. Their new company, Caparo Vehicle Technologies, has designed the first affordable, street-legal racecar: the $300,000 Caparo T1. Sounds steep, until you consider that a used F1 pro racecar goes for about a million bucks—a transmission that can handle the engine's 900-plus horsepower costs $70,000 by itself.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.