Harlan Charles Shows Us The C4 Corvette ZR1 Active Suspension Prototype

To show off the history behind the 2009 Corvette ZR1 » 8/21/08 2:40pm 8/21/08 2:40pm during our at Milford, GM brought out some 'Vettes. The most interesting one was this 1990 prototype adorned in vents and scoops. Corvette commander says this was a testbed for a complicated and heavy active suspension system that used hydraulics to lean the big …

"Dance Jeep" Makes DARPA, Vegas Jealous

DARPA may have that whole "driver-less vehicle" thing locked down and Las Vegas may be the city of lights, but this tricked-out Jeep could probably take a run at making both of them jealous. That is if cities or quasi-public Department of Defense agencies were able to express emotion. Or if they were even alive.… » 4/22/08 2:15pm 4/22/08 2:15pm

The Nuclear Waste Removing Hydraulic Robot Will Save Us All

When you're cleaning up poorly stored nuclear waste you've got a few obstacles to clear. There's the highly toxic materials that would kill a person in a short period of time. Everything is stored in areas that are hard to access and dark. Then there's the fact that after a while nuclear waste separates into salts and… » 2/19/08 1:20pm 2/19/08 1:20pm