After Hours

Bringing fire and steel to life

During a show staged in San Jose, Calif., by Survival Research Labs, veteran presenter of spectacles featuring remote-controlled mechanical monsters, the group's tesla coil and its Boeing-engine-based machine enthrall a sold-out crowd of 2,000.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...