Mean Automakers Dash Nation’s Hope For Flying Cars

From The Onion, via DK: Mean Automakers Dash Nation’s Hope For Flying Cars

Mean Automakers Dash Nation’s Hope For Flying Cars

Cars for cities?

From CNET: MIT offers City Car for the masses also see BitCar home page
It is nice to see some relaxation of traditional constraints.

Time

As Daylight Savings Time bids a fond farewell (good riddance to such a ridiculous concept) for another year, some articles on time appear. From the Minnesota Daily:
University employs 300 GPS clocks. This is cool, it may actually synchronize the university if enough clocks are actually reading the same value. I have long had the idea that a time stamp should be sent down the electrical signal (small enough to not effect current, large enough to be read), but this is not to be. GPS seems a next best (if somewhat pricey) solution.
Second, there is an effort to restart the stopped clocks on Britain (via Boing-Boing):Stopped Clocks – Re-started. This includes promotional concerts.
It is nice to have public clocks, we might even think of consistent standardized time as a public good (my consumption does not affect yours, it is not really excludable), which has positive externalities, the minimization of wasted time, improved coordination.

DARPA Urban Challenge Results

Via The Register:
Carnegie Mellon wins the robotic Urban Challenge