This Power Plant Blows O's and Doubles As a Ski Slope

The only times I've noticed power plants are when they blow an obnoxious amount of smoke in the air. If I lived in Copenhagen though, I think I would hang out at their power plant. The waste-to-energy plant is called the Big Vortex and the roof of the plant will be used as a ski slope. Seriously, it's part of a… » 2/07/11 8:40pm 2/07/11 8:40pm

MIT's Self-Assembling Solar Cells Recycle Themselves Repeatedly, Just Like Plant Cells

Plants are extremely efficient converters of light into energy, setting the bar for researchers creating photovoltaic cells. A team of MIT scientists believe they've created a synthetic chloroplast that can be broken down and reassembled repeatedly, restoring sun-damaged solar cells. » 9/02/10 4:40pm 9/02/10 4:40pm

Japanese Pekoppa Plant Listens To Your Problems Because Nobody Else Wants To

Sega Toys knows what Japanese people want: something to complain to that couldn't possibly think badly of you. It's called Pekoppa, and it's got a chip inside that will bend, stretch, and lean the plant according to how you speak to it. According to Sega it's "a good listener," will have 200,000 units floating around… » 6/06/08 1:50pm 6/06/08 1:50pm

Is Sony In Negotiations to Sell Cell Manufacturing Plants?

Sources say Sony's thinking about selling off their Cell CPU manufacturing plants, as evidenced by their recent canoodling with Toshiba. These plants would be the same ones where Sony currently produces the processos used in the PS3—you know, the Cell processors. If true, this sale would help Sony free up $860 million… » 9/17/07 4:20pm 9/17/07 4:20pm

Dr. Frog Reminds You to Water Plants, Plays One on TV

If your plants always look like they came out of the jungle where Predator and Governor Schwarzenegger did battle, invest in Doctor Frog. He's an accredited Ph.D. in plantology, and uses what's left of the lower half of his body—he was in a horrific golf cart accident—to detect the conductivity of your soil. » 5/17/07 4:50pm 5/17/07 4:50pm