Toyota, BMW Expand Deal for New Sports Car, Electric Tech

Partners in eco-tech crime, BMW and Toyota inked an agreement today to continue working together on fuel cells, electric powertrains, lightweight components, and “a future sports vehicle.” The companies signed a deal that locks them into long-term collaboration, hopefully ending with a new sports car on the market. Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda said in…

Stem Cell Technology’s Bright Future

It has been called the age of stem cells, the seemingly magic root cells of life that can be used to generate almost every other type of cell, possibly opening a door to a new world of regenerative therapy. Hardly a day goes by that some new stem cell development isn’t announced, and yet actual…

Is the ‘home of the future’ ideal passe?

When will the mantra “home, sweet home” shift to “home, smart home”? For decades from about the 1950s, many expected that it would happen in the 21st century. In fact, it was a preoccupation expressed in books, amusement park exhibits, TV shows and movies. The question of whether our homes — the place where we…

Court says pollution controls can be based on future technologies

Southern California air pollution authorities may require pollution controls based on technologies that do not exist but may be reasonably anticipated, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday. The state high court decision was a victory for environmental agencies that set standards intended to spur the development of new, greener technology, though manufacturers warned that…

New enterprise mobile printing app solves some problems, not all

Mobility is an important business strategy for many enterprises, and part of that approach requires that employees print from their tablets and smartphones — a task that is much more complicated than it sounds. There are many mobile device printing app options and printing protocols from Apple and Google, but some say these options are…