Boeing's Carbon Fiber Is Helping Protect Football Players

When industries form a symbiotic collaboration, that's always a good thing. Especially when it's environmentally friendly and helps protect athletes from debilitating injuries. Russell Athletic is developing new football shoulder pads, made from recycled carbon fiber used in Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. » 9/10/14 3:44pm 9/10/14 3:44pm

A Rare Trip On The Floating Train Yard Of Hudson Harbor

The only two options that freight trains have for accessing the east side of the Hudson River are to cross a bridge in Albany—140 painstaking miles North of New York City—or to ride a rail barge across the Hudson through the highly efficient marine-rail operation run by NYNJ Rail in Jersey City. » 5/10/14 1:43pm 5/10/14 1:43pm

East Bay Volvo Stereotypes Confirmed By Junkyard Visit

As we saw a while back, the onslaught of the all-conquering Toyota Prius has been booting hundreds of once-cherished East Bay Volvo 240s into the local wrecking yards. In some ways it's a shame for such well-built machines to be cast aside like that, but it's a boon to those of us who want to build race cars out of… » 2/27/08 2:00pm 2/27/08 2:00pm

Chinese Roads To Be Resurfaced With Unsold Robbie Williams CD's

There may be no second acts in American lives, but crappy British pop music is now getting a second life in China. Robbie Williams' dancepop album Rudebox wasn't quite what you'd call a hit, leaving about a million copies sitting in an EMI warehouse. The solution? The company crushed the CD's and is sending the… » 1/31/08 12:15pm 1/31/08 12:15pm

Top Secret Project Inside Ford Launched to Build Recyclable Vehicles

We're still waiting for Ford to announce massive layoffs and plant closures this morning, but in the time-honored PR tradition of chasing bad news with good, The Detroit News profiles a project within Ford the company hopes will make it more competitive with Toyota and other, er, competitors. The "Piquette Project" as… » 1/23/06 7:13am 1/23/06 7:13am