Intel Licensing Laptop Cooling Systems Based Upon Jet Engine Tech

Intel has developed a system to cool laptops that's not so different from that used on the surface of jet engines. The technology utilizes a laminar (non-turbulent) airflow to push heat away from the bottom of the case, making your laptop suitable for your lap again. Intel finds this technology particularly important… » 10/23/08 6:40pm 10/23/08 6:40pm

The 75 MPH Bicycle That's Powered by a Jet Engine

Robert Maddox is a builder and seller of real pulse jet engines with powers up to 1000 pounds... and if that's not a cool enough hobby, he's also bolted one to a bicycle. The 50-ish pounds of thrust developed by the engine could push the bike up to 75 MPH, which would be a real bone-shaker of a ride. And a deafening… » 5/19/08 8:40am 5/19/08 8:40am

Turbo Toaster Prototype Jet Engines Make Your Toast

Want to make bread into toast in under a minute? This Turbo Toaster prototype by Oliver Newberry of London can do just that, provided you're okay with the noise that two huge jet engine-like fans blowing hot air onto the toast will make. The inspiration for this invention? The fact that his beans became cold before… » 12/19/07 2:30pm 12/19/07 2:30pm