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Features by Richard Core

Hydrogen vehicles go cross-country

A two-week road trip from Portland, Me., to Los Angeles is underway to show the commercial viability of hydrogen-fueled vehicles....
Posted In: hydrogen, road tour

Scientists: Turning invisible might be possible

I had wonder if someone wasn't playing an April Fool's joke in August, but this story appears to be legit....
Posted In: invisibility, research, Science

'Natural' plastic on the horizon?

Metabolix, a bioscience company, says it has developed an efficient way to manufacture biodegradable plastic with the leaves of switchgrass....
Posted In: bioplastic, Metabolix

Despite Internet, Yellow Pages multiply

Now that just about every business' phone number and information is available online, the Yellow Page volumes in our home rarely get touched....
Posted In: advertising, Yellow Pages

YouTube's advertising picture still fuzzy

Will enough advertisers display their brands next to user-generated videos to make YouTube as profitable as television? Executives from video...
Posted In: advertising, Google, YouTube

Putting the brakes on discs?

In the two years I've had my car, I've loaded a CD into the stereo player maybe twice. It's not that I don't listen to music. I do -- a lot. Rather...
Posted In: blaupunkt, CDs, iPods

Doing something about the weather

A fascinating story posted on Portfolio.com today about a company called WeatherBill, which uses Google-like technology to allow businesses -- from...
Posted In: weather, WeatherBill

Olympic-size marketing blunders

As we approach the Summer Olympics in Beijing -- and all the advertising that goes with it -- MSNBC.com offers a look at "The top 8 Olympic marke...
Posted In: marketing, Olympics

Athletic budgets face tough travel costs

Minor-league sports teams and smaller colleges are being hit especially hard by the rising costs of travel. And that means you could be paying more...
Posted In: colleges, minor leagues, travel costs

GM gives battered biofuels a push

American farmers' move toward growing more corn for ethanol production has been one of the factors cited for rapidly rising food costs. The...
Posted In: biofuels, GM

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