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China Banning Electric Bicycles Due To Too Many Accidents?

06/22/2011, Come July 1st electric bikes will be banned in Shenzen, China because according to China, electric bikes have caused more than 15% of accidents resulting in 64 people dead and leaving 233 injured, and China’s reasoning behind these accidents? The...

Japan’s Maglev Train Tracks Approved

06/21/2011, For those who are unaware, Japan used to be home to one of the fastest trains, the Shinkansen bullet train, however that honor would not hold forever and was soon toppled by China’s Shanghai Transrapid maglev train which managed to achieve a top...

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe officially revealed

06/21/2011, Mini has officially revealed the upcoming version of its iconic small car – the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe. It is Mini’s first two-passenger variant of the car and is touted to be the fastest stock Mini ever. The car features a familiar face, but from...

BMW Crash-Severity Algorithm Analyzes Potential Injuries

06/21/2011, It looks like BMW has been making the news quite a bit lately what with their app that analyzes your driving patterns to help build a better EV of tomorrow and now it looks like thanks to their algorithm that has been built into their cars, whenever a...

Hypersonic jet powered by seaweed?

06/20/2011, EADS’s proposed Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation (ZEHST), if realized and works as theorized, might actually usher in a whole new age of air travel. We are looking at just one hour to travel from New York to London, which is less than half...

Batmobile: now hydrogen-powered

06/17/2011, Everybody’s going green these days, and it seems that even the caped crusader is too. DC Comics recently commissioned an ex Formula 1 car designer Gordon Murray to come up with a new Batmobile for the Batman Live stage show. The result? An...

Boeing 747-8F To Cross The Atlantic On Biofuel

06/17/2011, Going green seems to be the rage these days and it was very recently that Virgin Airlines had announced that they are going to drop $1.4 billion on ultra fuel-efficient plane engines. Virgin’s reasoning behind this was that biofuel at the moment was...

American Airlines use iPad app instead of paper navigation charts

06/16/2011, American Airlines is certainly down with tablet fever, where they recently started to put Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets as part of the package for their First and Business Class passengers, where those tablets will be able to tap into the inflight Wi-Fi...

Wattbike measures how much power you generate during cycling

06/16/2011, If you’ve always wondered about how much power you produce whenever you’re cycling, you won’t have to wonder anymore. (In case you were wondering, cyclists do measure their power output as a way to compare their skills and to measure their growth...

Tilto: the DIY Segway

06/16/2011, Segways are cool and plenty of fun to ride but they cost a bomb to purchase. Well, a hobbyist by the name of Marcelo Fornaso decided to put his smarts to the test and came up with his own version of the two-wheeled vehicle. But instead of following the...

Airbus’s Plane Of The Future Harvests Your Energy

06/14/2011, Admittedly perhaps the title was a little frightening but it’s not too far from what Airbus has in mind, although probably with much better sounding intentions. Building off our previous post about Airbus’s transparent plane concept, it looks like...

Airbus transparent plane concept

06/13/2011, Want a plain plane? Airbus goes the extra nautical mile with thier latest concept that it hopes to build in four decades’ time – that is, a fully transparent plane so that passengers are able to have a panoramic view of the sky all around...