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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...

Elektra One might take to the skies next month

01/12/2011, German airplane maker PC-Aero are currently doing pretty well with the Elektra One, their single-seat electric airplane. Already having undergone . The sleek-looking composite aircraft static load testing before Christmas, PC-Aero intends to achieve its...

Scion xB car is also a gaming console

01/12/2011, When you have geeks who have way too much time on their hands and ideas just bursting from their heads, then chances are pretty good that their creativity will blow your mind away. Take the Scion xB car for instance – this brainchild project by Erik...

Break dancing tractors on the streets of China

01/11/2011, If you’ve been impressed with cars popping wheelies and driving around with just two wheels impresses you, you haven’t seen anything yet. How does the idea of a dancing tractor sound to you? Insane? That was what we thought as well, but not...

Ego-Kits E-powered Downhill Bike Kit

01/11/2011, Nobody said that going green was going to be easy, and if you live in San Francisco, the hilly areas might just prove too much for your calf muscles to endure cycling up and down those killer hills each day. Why not get a little bit of outside help with...