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Noah capsule might save lives in tsunami

10/05/2011, The world was reminded yet again in March this year that tsunamis can be extremely deadly – and while bomb shelters and cellars are useful to flee to safety whenever a tornado lands in town, you can’t really escape from a tsunami unless you...

Blackfriars Bridge solar panel installation to be completed in 2012

10/05/2011, The Blackfriars Bridge is a structure in London that was built in 1886, but it looks like come 2012, it will be getting an technological update that will merge a historical structure with some modern, environmentally friendly technology in the form of...

Kia to rollout electric minicar late 2011

10/05/2011, With electric vehicles (EV) slowly, but surely, kicking off, Kia has decided to launch one of their own and is expected to rollout the vehicle by the end of 2011. No word on what the name of their EV will be, but the project has been dubbed with the...

Subaru delivers SiriusXM for 2012 models

10/04/2011, If you are a music lover, then surely you would know that getting the right kind of tracks playing in the background while you drive will greatly enhance the journey’s experience, including making it feel as though that 10-hour road trip is shorter...

Electric car land speed record beaten by a bunch of students

10/04/2011, Tesla Motors has proven that electric cars can go quite fast – so fast, in fact, that even petrol powered supercars find it rather tough to keep up. Of course, as we know that records are meant to be broken, so a bunch of BYU engineering students...

Autolib electric car sharing initiative kicks off in Paris

10/04/2011, Paris is said to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, and you might opt to feel the love as Autolib introduces a unique new car sharing program that will rent out not gas guzzlers like Hummers, but rather, the earth loving, tree hugging...

Pioneer bicycle computer at CEATEC 2011

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] Pioneer did reveal a bicycle computer at CES 2011 earlier this year, but fast forward 10 months and you see bicycles get some lovin’ over at CEATEC 2011 in Japan as well. There is not much information on this particular cyclometer (if...

Pioneer Augmented Reality (AR) Heads Up Display

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] I guess modern marvels keep on dropping jaws – case in point, this particular Augmented Reality (AR) Heads Up Display (HUD) from Pioneer that is on display at CEATEC this year. Granted, the “booth” looks particularly basic...

ALPS wheel trackpad for safer driving?

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] You know how Formula 1 steering wheels technically don’t come in the traditional round form factor, cost a bomb and has more buttons than your standard, modern console controller? Well, even higher end cars tend to have plenty of...

Toilet Bike Neo – poop gets you places

10/03/2011, You might have that tough guy image of a biker with your Harley, but even the manliest of Hell’s Angels will still writhe in agony and pain should the stomach bug hit him – hard. Well, Toto is offering a chopper that has a slightly different...

Verizon gets greener with Ford cargo vans running on natural gas

10/03/2011, Companies that go green these days tend to gain the thumbs up from the general public, and Verizon Wireless is one of them by adding another 13 Ford cargo vans to their Florida fleet. Hopefully it isn’t a bad omen of sorts (the number 13), but all...

Tesla Model S sedan is faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera

10/03/2011, According to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, their upcoming dream ride, the Tesla Model S sedan will be quicker off the blocks compared to a Porsche 911 Carrera – and that’s saying a whole lot for the company that has rolled out credible electric...