Some classic cars end up in museums, other in private collections, but a handful of 1969 Camaro Z/28s are going to live out the rest of their lives as a gorgeous 1/32-scale slot car track complete with authentic decor, foliage, stands full of tiny fans, and even LED night lighting.
I love slot cars. I remember building tracks with my dad and my brothers, racing old sports prototypes, old school F1s and two Porsche 911s. One of the cars was the RCR 917, so I was blown away by this custom racetrack.
New Scientist has a feature on five conceptual successors to flash memory. These are all technologies currently under development that could fit terabytes of information on a single tiny chip—and some of them aren't too far off.
We have good news and bad news. The good news is that IBM is exploiting electrons to create memory with 100x the data density we see today. In terms of iPod, that's 500,000 songs. The bad news is that the technology won't be ready for 7+ years. Here's how it works:
Goldfish lead boring lives. Granted, they are probably not intelligent enough to realize what they are missing, but with the threat of a porcelain grave constantly looming—these little guys need to live for the moment. This "Speedfish" bowl allows them to do just that with a design that focuses on the exciting world…