How NASA's Nuclear Rockets Will Take Us Way Beyond Mars

The first people to step on to the surface of Mars won't arrive aboard the chemical-fueled rockets that delivered Apollo 11 to the Moon—they simply don't provide enough thrust to get to the Red Planet before exposing their crews to months of dangerous space radiation. Instead, NASA is turning to long-ignored… » 4/02/13 11:34am 4/02/13 11:34am

The PC for Oldies Runs Linux and Has a Colorful Keyboard

KiWi's PC is meant to be an easy way to get senior citizens using the internet. Running on Linux, it provides easy access to email and the internet, and even games. You'll probably still have to help Granny or Grandpa set it up, but theoretically once it's running they should be able to navigate around the easy "Me… » 3/17/11 11:30am 3/17/11 11:30am

PLX Kiwi Saves You Gas By Teaching You Not To Drive NASCAR Style

PLX Kiwi, as seen above, is a plug-in device that analyzes how you drive and teaches you how to do it in the most gas-efficient way possible. Although you could easily accomplish the same thing by yourself after reading some tips online-Kiwi says you get about 20-33% improvement in your MPG-it's easier to have… » 7/02/08 1:39pm 7/02/08 1:39pm