3rd > November > 2007 Archive
California inches toward 300 megawatt solar plant
The California Energy Commission has accepted a construction application from solar startup BrightSource Energy to build a 300 megawatt solar plant in the high desert — the first large solar thermal facility proposed for California in 16 years.
AT&T bestows international wireless plan on American iPhoners
AT&T has thrown a bone to all those iPhone owners complaining about ridiculously-high international roaming charges.
EU cracks down on fake blogger astroturfing
Nothing beats word of mouth for getting people to put their hand in their pockets. So it didn't take long for cheeky marketing departments to cotton on to the power of blogs and pose as consumers praising their own particular widget to the skies to help lift their top line.
Ming the clam battles wolfman over Jordan's jubs
CommentsBoffins have dredged up what is thought to be the world's oldest animal - a 405-year-old clam - and rather satisfyingly named it Ming. Unfortunately the clam seems to have since copped it, but the culpable scientists hope that studying it will lead to a greater understanding of the aging process - good news for current and future cane-shakers.
Manhunt, mods and maddened mothers
AnalysisIt took about 24 hours after the release of Manhunt 2 for hackers to remove filters that censor the video game's most grisly scenes.
Living with robots: The $3.5m DARPA Urban Challenge
Diary of a humanWell, here I am at the crack of dawn getting ready for DARPA's Urban Challenge - the $3.5m robotic race of the century.