By Jon Alain Guzik
Posted 11.21.2011 at 11:57 am 13 Comments
One of the highlights of the LA Auto Show was a chance to drive the Rolls Royce 102EX, a one-of-a-kind electric Phantom. Powered by two 145-kilowatt motors, one at each rear wheel, for a total of 590 pound-feet of torque, the 102EX has a range of about 125 miles per charge.
Over the last week, we managed to get some of the nation's biggest and baddest supercomputers to take a moment away from their gigabusy schedules and tell us what they were working on. They were happy to share.
Now: a word with iForge, the pride of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Biofuels, efficient jets and hydrogen cars are among their green initiatives
By Sean Captain
Posted 03.04.2008 at 4:26 am 1 Comment
Yesterday morning Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic Airway pulled up to the IAC Building in a hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Chevy Equinox SUV. There he was joined by executives from GM and Rolls Royce to announce a smorgasbord of environmental initiatives. A clear theme was hard to distinguish, other than the color green.
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.