Eureka! A Whisper-Quiet Wind Turbine Based On Archimedes' Screw

When they're standing out in a field, miles away from crowded urban centers, the sounds made by a wind turbine's blades aren't a big issue. But when they're perched atop a downtown building, they create noise pollution that's hard to ignore. A Rotterdam-based company might have found a solution, though, with a unique… » 5/28/14 1:20pm 5/28/14 1:20pm

Obama Commands Mythbusters Crew to Fire Ancient Solar Death Ray

Fringe right wing conspiracy theorists are aren't delusional! Obama is planning to take over the nation, starting with a December appearance on Mythbusters, asking the team to ready Archimedes' solar ray. He's bummed he won't get to shoot it, though. » 10/18/10 4:32pm 10/18/10 4:32pm

Rotating Space Elevator Could Use Earth's Energy For Cheap Orbital…

Think of Archimedes' screw, only sticking up tens of thousands of miles from the surface into the earth, carrying tons of space crap without the need for rocket or laser propulsion. » 5/22/09 7:00pm 5/22/09 7:00pm