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This Week's Hot News: April 13th - 17th

This Week's Hot News: April 13th - 17th
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Bill Gates Patents Plasma Injector, for Your Car

Ever since he retired, gave up his throne and handed the scepter to Steve Ballmer, people have been wondering what Bill Gates is up to. Old news says Bill is hangin' out in his new office, designing logos for whatever his next company might be. New news says he patenting random things and this week, it's cars. Last week a patent filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 2007 and detailing an electromagnetic engine was made available for public viewing. Among the ten inventors listed in the patent--as well as Searete LLC, part of Intellectual Ventures--is none other than Mr. Windows himself, William H. Gates, III, and Microsoft's former chief technology officer, Nathan Myhrvold. As you read on, the patent starts throwing around words like particle beam igniter and plasma injector. Seriously. Hit up the original post for diagrams and the full story.

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    burnley14 , April 18, 2009 8:41 PM
    Let Amazon rank their product searches however they'd like.
    Why is it that any time the GLBT community feels "oppressed," even unjustifiably so, everyone has to hear about it? Try de-ranking "Christianity in America" and watch all those same rights groups and bloggers jump for joy. And they claim to act in the name of fairness and equality?
    It's Amazon's site, they can do whatever they want without everyone huffing and puffing.
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    Tindytim , April 19, 2009 6:53 AM
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    it also says the ZuneHD will support 3D Xbox games

    I wonder if that would be some odd remote play type feature, although the input method doesn't appear to be suited to it.
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    randomizer , April 19, 2009 12:32 PM
    Customs would have closed the borders and called for martial law if brass knuckles were found here.