ESA Reveals Next-Gen Reentry Pod, Makes NASA's Plans Look Kinda Low-Tech

This is ESA's video unveiling of its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, a test-bed for a next-generation reentry pod. The IXV is due to rocket aloft on Europe's new small Vega launcher in 2012 and test out a range of systems for a "proper" future vehicle. Ditching the simplicity and limitations of the now… » 11/05/08 2:45pm 11/05/08 2:45pm

Microworks Vega: 20.1 Inches of Laptop Gigantism

When only the best and most outrageously-equipped laptop will do, check out the Microworks Vega with a 20.1 inch screen and the latest AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 CPU. Besides its absurdly large screen, you can equip it with just about anything available on notebooks, including a Blu-ray burner, EV-DO, GPS, a TV tuner, a… » 12/21/06 10:24am 12/21/06 10:24am