Technology

Big ‘Green’? IBM works on 500-mile-per-charge battery

Publication: msnbc.com   Date: April 20, 2012   View Article

An electric car that can go from Boston to Detroit on a single charge could hit showroom floors sometime in the next decade, if all continues to go smoothly for IBM.

Yes, IBM. The company, best known these days for its trivia-champ computer Watson, is making a risky bet on the development of lithium-air battery technology in a bid to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles.

Mars Rovers Exceed 1 Year Mark – And Expectations

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 24, 2005   View Article

A year ago today scientists erupted in riotous applause when a robotic rover named Opportunity safely bounced to a stop on Mars. Today, long after the end of its 90-day initial mission, the rover continues to dazzle the world with insight into Mars’s wet past.

“I never, ever would have imagined the opportunity to literally be standing here a year later and saying yet again, ‘We’re back, and we’re still on Mars,'” departing NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe told reporters gathered for a celebration earlier this month. The occasion was to mark the one-year anniversary of the successful landing and deployment of Spirit, Opportunity’s twin rover which plopped down on to the opposite side of the red planet on January 3, 2004.

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