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Scientists Genetically Modified Trees So They Can Make Greener Paper

Wood scientists just announced an exciting breakthrough in tree research. They have come up with a way to make more environmentally friendly paper — by genetically modifying trees. And it’s not just the paper industry that will benefit.


Briefly: GM's Wind Tunnels Aren't Only Used To Test Car Aerodynamics

General Motors’ wind tunnels aren’t only used to test the aerodynamics of the carmaker’s latest vehicles. Here we see a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team working to improve his tuck position so he’s as streamlined as possible as he streaks down a mountain. [FastLane]


The New Corvette Stingray Will Come With Built-In Instant Replay

You can brag to your friends about the amazing weekend you had at the track all you want, but without a witness, you might as well be boasting about that monstrous fish that got away. So for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, GM is including what it calls its Performance Data Recorder which overlays telemetry, speed, and location data over a 720p video recording of everywhere you’ve driven — basically giving you instant replay of your hoonage so you can back up your bragging.


Google Is Taking Android To The Car With Audi, GM, Honda And Hyundai

Google has just announced that it’s joining forces with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. In other words, it’s planning to take Android to the automobile.


Could GM's Tiny Self-Driving Smartcar Actually Revolutionise Cities?

The city of the future is going to be “crowded, dirty, and resource-constrained,” said Stephen J. Girsky, a vice president of GM, at CityLab, an event in Battery Park City earlier today. And that means everyone’s gonna want one of GM’s new Electric Networked Vehicles, or EN-V.


GM's Vibrating Seats Might Be More Startling Than Accidental Drifts

It’s designed to make driving safer, particularly after a long day at work or a tiring road trip, but GM’s haptic seat technology that lets you know when you start unintentionally changing lanes might be even scarier than the drift.


Welcome To The Future, Where Our Apples Never Brown

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, a Canadian biotech company, has brought us the future… and it tastes like very fresh apples.


OnStar To Demo In-Car Video Chats—That Sounds Safe, Right?

While lawmakers are passing stricter regulations on mobile phone usage in cars, OnStar seems to be bucking that trend. At CES they’ll be showing off a new in-car 4G infotainment system that will stream video content and allow for video calls.


How A Car Company Built The World's First Mechanical Heart

In 1952, Dr Forest Dodrill captured national attention when he became the first surgeon to use a mechanical heart pump on a patient at Wayne State University’s Harper Hospital in Detroit. There’s a reason that heart pump looks like a 12-cylinder engine. It was made by General Motors.


See-Through Car Will Make You Think You Have X-Ray Vision

This unusual see-through Pontiac was originally built by GM as one of two or three transparent display cars for the 1939 and 1940 World Fair for the – at the time – astronomical sum of $US25,000. [Jalopnik]