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Wheelchair-tank banned from the streets

01/21/2011, Having to be in a wheelchair due to arthritis isn’t fun, but it probably gets worse when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency tells you that your wheelchair isn’t allowed on British roads anymore – since it has been classed as a tank. You’d...

Segway scooters are almost unusable in UK

01/20/2011, A recent ruling in the UK has just rendered the Segway next to unusable in public. After the case of a factory worker getting fined for damaging a pavement by riding his Segway on it, the magistrate decided that the two-wheeled vehicles have no business...

A car has feelings too, you know

01/20/2011, Man and machine merging into a powerful unit, working in cohesion and perfect harmony has long been the dream of many a person, and what you see above could very well be the prelude to something better. Researchers from the Tsukuba University in Japan are...

Pioneer cyclocomputer is nothing short of impressive

01/19/2011, Pioneer is more often than not mentioned when it comes to home theater systems as well as optical drives, but what we have on the table today is slightly different from what many of you are used to – we’re talking about a cyclocomputer which...

Toyota works on alternative electric motor

01/19/2011, Toyota is working on a new kind of electric motor – not because of their love for the environment, but because of their bottomline. The Japanese motoring giant has started work on this because they no longer want to be too reliant on China who...

Zero carbon yacht Ocean Empire set to sail

01/18/2011, Going green doesn’t just involve vehicles that run on four wheels as well as those which require asphalt for grip – sea-faring ships and vessels qualify, too. Well, this time around we have what is touted to be the first zero carbon life...

Tiwi device helps parents monitor kids’ driving

01/17/2011, Driving on the road is a skill set that needs to be developed and honed over time, regardless of how much natural talent you have (and you’re not Anakin Skywalker anyways). Parents are also more often than not pretty concerned about their...

Researchers easily hack keyless car entry systems

01/17/2011, Going wireless is always a convenient thing, though it’s far from the safest approach. Many folks are just getting used to keyless car entry systems that allows you to enter the car as long as you have the security key fob on you and now researchers out...

Passenger planes of the future

01/14/2011, NASA gave away contracts to three teams to come up with the perfect plane for the year 2025. The three teams had to design a plane that was silent, fuel efficient, can fly up to 85% of the speed of sound, cover a range of approximately 7,000 miles, and...

Cigarette lighter turned into a tiny motorbike

01/13/2011, We’ve seen high-tech devices such as the Segway being given a double-dose of TRON and now it seems that simple things like cigarette lighters aren’t spared from being hacked into tiny motorcycles. Granted, they don’t exactly look like lightcycles,...

Gundam ashtray and cup holder merchandise

01/13/2011, Love really large Japanese robots that can either protect or devastate an entire city, packing in more firepower than what the US military could ever muster? Well, Gundam fans can soon experience the power of Gundam in their cars, thanks to a new range of...

Honda TS-1X prepped for Darth Vader

01/13/2011, We know that Darth Vader evaded certain death by floating around in space aimlessly because he had a hyperdrive system built in when his highly advanced TIE Fighter got knocked out during the trench run. Well, guess that souped up fighter spacecraft is a...