British Army Competition Yields Bomb-Dropping, Hi-Def Video Taking, Unfortunately Noisy Flying Robot

One of the front runners of an ongoing British Army-sponsored competition for new military technology is this miniature spaceship-looking thing, which is designed to inconspicuously drop bombs and listening devices behind enemy lines. The external blade-less shape allows the machine to enter buildings through windows… » 8/16/08 2:00pm 8/16/08 2:00pm

Eco One Sports Car Races at 150 MPH, Made from Salad

This is the Eco One, a one-seater sports car that is green in more ways that you would imagine. Not only does it run on wheat and sugar beets at 150 mph, going from 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds, but the bill of materials looks like a salad: potatoes, cashew nut shells, rape seed oil and hemp. Check the… » 7/26/07 7:50am 7/26/07 7:50am