8/12/2013 8:53 AM
| EYDER PERALTA
Imagine making the 380-mile trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in about half an hour.
That's the kind of thing Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, says his "hyperloop" can do.
Now, what is hyperloop? From what we know, it's basically a vehicle that travels faster than the speed of sound inside a tube. John Gardi, a Canadian tinkerer whose guess got a thumbs up from Musk, says it's like the pneumatic tubes used in banks to move your deposits around the building.
8/9/2013 8:23 AM
| Shankar Vedantham
You don't need to be a social scientist to know there is a gender diversity problem in technology. The tech industry in Silicon Valley and across the nation is overwhelmingly male-dominated.
That isn't to say there aren't women working at tech firms. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook have raised the profile of women at high-tech firms. But those prominent exceptions do not accurately portray who makes up the engineering ranks at those and other tech companies.
8/8/2013 8:17 AM
| Mark Memmott
"The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans' e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials," The New York Times reported Thursday.
8/7/2013 9:38 AM
| Elise Hu
In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Previously we've featured the sink-urinal and a better travel neck pillow. (Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.)