Gordonjcp writes: The BBC are reporting that the proposed automatic blocking of porn websites by UK ISPs has been rejected by the government. Only 35% of the parents who responded to a survey on filtering wanted an automatic block. The report, drawn from over 3500 responses, found that 80% of all those who responded were in favour of no filtering of any kind.
Gordonjcp writes: "A renowned racing car designer has said that car manufacturers should be looking at making cars lighter to improve efficiency, rather than adding complex drive trains. In this article on the BBC News website, Professor Gordon Murray explains that a weight saving of 10% in a normal car would make more difference than switching to a hybrid engine and motor combination.
Could this be the next nail in the SUV's coffin?"
Gordonjcp writes: "The BBC reports that Tata has unveiled its 1 lakh car at India's biggest car show. Selling for the equivalent of around 1600 euros (US$2500), the Tata Nano is aimed at getting India's families off of inefficient and polluting motorbikes and into modern small cars.
Tata have already found some measure of success in the West with their pickup trucks and 4x4s. Will we see the Nano on our roads?"