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Using the Ground Effect for transportation?

12/05/2007, The Russian Navy tested the concept during the cold war: the Ground Effect or more precisely the Wing in Ground effect in this case is a reduction in drag and lift requirements from a vehicle (an plane/speedboat hybrid here) when it’s flying at only...

Cigarette Lighter Flashlight

12/04/2007, There are times that I wished I had a flashlight in my car: to scope house numbers in a dark street or to look at something underneath a seat, among other things. The idea of having a flashlight that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter is cool...

BMW networked iDrive car

12/03/2007, BMW is currently putting some of its cars through a test that involves an IP solution that uses standard Ethernet to connect car components to the central computer. This test could see costs lowered in the future thanks to the physical component cost as...

Supercar runs on biofuel

11/29/2007, Mention supercar and you probably have the image of an exotic beast that guzzles up fuel like there’s no tomorrow. Not so with the Swedish Koenigsegg CCXR, as this beast is capable of running on just E85 ethanol fuel alone. Unfortunately, the car...

Lasers help guide cars

11/29/2007, Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on a laser-based system to improve the performance of car collision warning systems. Sounds like a pretty advanced way to help save lives by preventing car accidents...

Non-pilots to operate Army robot planes

11/29/2007, Military pilots aren’t too happy with plans for the US Army to allow non-pilots to take control of their powerful drone combat aircraft such as the Sky Warrior. Ordinarily, Predators and Reapers are handled by a qualified and skilled pilot on the...

VertiPod is Segway of the sky

11/28/2007, The VertiPod carries you about in a similar manner as the Segway… except for the fact that this device keeps you afloat between five to 15 feet above the ground and boasts a top speed of 40mph. Steering it is pretty easy – all you need...

VW Beetle to run on electricity

11/20/2007, This interesting Volkswagen Beetle might look all beat up from the outside, but inside the boot you’ll find an electric engine. The entire setup costs $29,995 – but think about the amount of dough you’ll save in the long run whenever you...

Ripsaw tank to rule them all

11/19/2007, The Ripsaw tank is one huge monster that can be remote controlled, hitting its stride of 50mph within a mere 3.5 seconds – now that’s blazing fast. This is made possible thanks to its 650 hp engine as well as 350 pound custom-engineered dual...

Volitan concept boat

11/15/2007, The Volitan concept boat looks a whole lot like the Imperial Shuttle in the Star Wars universe, using solid sails, wind power and solar energy in order to move around, making this one of the most environmentally-friendly sea vehicle ever – assuming...

WiFi Bus in Singapore

11/14/2007, Looks like Singapore is about to be one of the most connected city states in the world, with a dozen fully tricked out WiFi buses roaming its streets courtesy of Nokia. Sounds great to me – you can now surf while riding in a bus all day long, or...

KillaCycle breaks world record

11/14/2007, The KillaCycle has just pushed the boundaries of speed even further by breaking its own world record for being the fastest in an electric quarter-mile drag. It managed to set the new official ¼ mile record by clocking 7.991 seconds at 168mph,...

All new VW concept

11/12/2007, This Volkswagen concept is surely too far ahead in the future – it boasts just three seats and an aerodynamic body that is guaranteed to turn heads, although setting your pulse racing is another matter. The most interesting aspect would be its...

Gasoline car now runs on solar power

11/01/2007, Japanese scientists have taken a standard gas-powered car (the legendary Mazda MX-5 in this case) and converted it to rely purely on solar power to run. This was made possible by the Total Mobility Project, as the team removed the MX-5′s engine and...