Atryn writes "I've been interested in most EV technology for a long time and recently reconnected with a friend who has similar interests. I learned that he has become involved in a project led by researchers from Auburn University on a new combustion engine design that appears to have great potential for improved efficiency. I'd love to hear from Slashdot — Can we get enough efficiency out of new combustion engine designs to compete with rapidly developing EV technology?
The team has posted videos, FAQ's, technical details and is responsive on their own website, facebook site and their indiegogo fundraiser site. Thoughts?"Link to Original Source
Atryn writes "EDUCAUSE is advisingits membership of a letter posted by the US DOE reminding them that provisions of the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) go into effect July 1, 2010. Among those is a requirement to notify students (current and incoming) with information on copyright infringement. Other requirements of the Act include combating illegal file sharing and a requirement to provide legal alternatives to the campus community. See the Educause Resource Page for more."Link to Original Source
Atryn writes "This report in the Sacramento Bee looks at the continuing dialogue about the use of cell phones as instructional tools. Unlike Previous discussions here looking at a district considering jamming cell phones some districts, teachers and administration are considering ways to leverage the most widely adopted technology platform among students."Link to Original Source
Atryn writes "After last week's story about Intel and IBM both announcing breakthroughs in chip design enabling continued adherence to Moore's Law, many folks wondered how and why both companies announcements came out simultaneously. Well, The Register has something to say about that. And to top it off, they also are releasing a leaked copy of IBM's future research documentation."
Atryn writes "IBM has announced a breakthrough in memory technology hitting the industry's 2015 goals as early as 2008. The Phase-Change Memory (PCM) prototype is 500 times faster than Flash at half the power and smaller size. Stories at Ars Technica, Unstrung, or directly from IBM Research. IBM's presentation will be on Wednesday at the IEEE's 2006 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco."