Will lasers replace spark plugs?

Like Jello molds, spark plugs haven't changed much since their invention 150 years ago. Now, researchers say they can use lasers to ignite an internal combustion engine's fuel/air mixture far more efficiently than spark plugs. Vaporware or the next big thing? » 4/26/11 12:00pm 4/26/11 12:00pm

Alfa Romeo, Bleat Your Heart Out

Twin Spark may have been a fabulous racing innovation, but this lone ewe, made mostly of spark plugs, would start a season’s worth of grand prix cars. » 12/08/09 1:30pm 12/08/09 1:30pm