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    Kevin Bullis, Technology Review’s energy editor, spoke with Frank Weber and Tony Posowatz, GM executives, about GM’s new plug-in hybrid electric car called the Volt, and then took a test version of the vehicle for a rare test drive. (Note: The speed of the car, referenced in the video, is kilometers per hour.)

  • A Tour of GM’s New Battery Lab

    Kevin Bullis, Technology Review’s energy reporter, received a tour of GM’s new battery lab and learned new details about the GM Volt battery pack.

  • Targeting the Brain with Sound Waves

    Low-intensity, low-frequency ultrasound waves can trigger neural activity in brain tissue. Here, acoustically triggered activity, which spreads through the neural circuit, is shown in the warmer colors (red and yellow).

  • Google Explores "Eyes-Free" Phones

    Google engineers, T.V. Raman, and Charles Chen demonstrate the eyes-free capabilities that can be easily programmed into Android-based applications.

  • What is Watson?

    Researchers at IBM have developed a computer system uses natural language techniques to process a question.

  • Modeling Sneaky Robots

    This system, labeled “R” for robot guard, knows to wait behind objects and move in the shadows in order to successfully intercept an intruder (“I”).

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