Failed Nuclear Weapons Recycling Program Could Put Us All in Danger

Some government screw-ups are so epic that they require decades of effort. Such was the case for the recently cancelled plan to convert surplus weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear fuel. Not only did the U.S. waste $4 billion dollars, it increased the likelihood that terrorists could obtain bomb-making materials. » 6/06/14 5:50pm 6/06/14 5:50pm

There's One Major Free-To-Play Problem With Where's My Water? 2

During an interview with Where's My Water? creator Tim FitzRandolph last week, I found myself excited over the new direction he was taking with the first numbered sequel in the wildly popular series. Then he said the words "simple energy mechanic," and my heart sank. » 9/12/13 9:00am 9/12/13 9:00am

The Dark and Gritty Criminal Case Could Use a Little More Energy

Criminal Case, a new police procedural from Pretty Simple, threatens to be one of the most engrossing hidden object games on Facebook. Now if only I could play for more than five minutes at a time. » 12/12/12 1:55pm 12/12/12 1:55pm

Gamers Spend Over $1 Billion Per Year On Power When Not Even Using…

Staying current on gaming isn't cheap. The consoles themselves cost about $300, and new retail games launch at $60. Even for a player who avoids DLC and only buys year-old or used games, the costs add up. » 4/19/12 1:00pm 4/19/12 1:00pm

Convert Information into Energy, Just Add Demon

Researchers in Tokyo have taken a physics law-breaking thought experiment from an 18th century Scottish theoretical physicist and made it a reality, converting energy into information using Maxwell's Demon. » 11/15/10 2:30pm 11/15/10 2:30pm

Power Company Warns Of the Dangers of "Vampire Energy" with Red Ring of…

The Alabama Power Company created this nifty television ad to talk about how some electronic gadgets still use power when they're turned off. » 11/09/10 10:00am 11/09/10 10:00am

Who Killed the Solar Console?

Three years ago someone built a solar-powered video game console. It was a novelty. You couldn't really say it was ahead of its time, because that assumes such a time will come. » 7/21/10 6:20pm 7/21/10 6:20pm

WoW Mana Drink Reviewed

There is nothing imperfect about this video. From the family in the background to the registration watermark, the objectivity with which Zachary Garrison reviews the new WoW Mana Energy Potion in the face of oft-wannabe YouTubers is completely charming, even to our cold, cold hearts that pump the salty-delicious… » 2/11/08 4:00pm 2/11/08 4:00pm