This VW Gets You 313 MPG..

27 01 2011

Via Auto Express..

The Volkswagen XL1.. the company’s third generation high efficiency vehicle.. now brings you over 300 miles per gallon..

Even with a standard/wider side by side seating configuration (versus predecessors’ narrower jet-fighter fore and aft seating).. It manages to stay slippy by staying nice and low to the ground..

Combine this with lightweight materials.. Airstream management.. And a diesel/electric powerplant.. And you get the magic mileage numbers..

Will this car or a near variant hit our roads soon? I’m hoping sooner.. Than later..

Here is some more info on the XL1..

Volkswagen XL1 :: 313 mpg..

Volkswagen XL1 :: 313 mpg..

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Ladies And Gentlemen.. The Living Camera..

19 04 2010

Ladies and gentlemen.. I introduce to you.. the living camera.. Stephen Wiltshire..  Definitely an amazing super power..

Stephen Wiltshire :: The Living Camera..





“L” is for Lasers..

12 04 2010

When I was a kid.. my favorite book in all of my World Book Encyclopedia set was the “L” book.. because it had diagrams and photos of lasers in action..  I remember trying to make my own laser.. but my mom wouldn’t let me have one of her rubies.. LOL..

Anyways.. in that line of thought.. check out Speed of Light.. Great eye lights and visuals for your enjoyment.. After the jump.. make sure to follow the links at the bottom of the page for further photos and vids..

Speed of Light :: laser show and exibit..Speed of Light :: laser show and exibit..Speed of Light :: laser show and exibit..Speed of Light :: laser show and exibit..





Get Up-To-Date With Your UAVs..

3 03 2010

UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have been in military use since the early 1900’s.. but since the late 80’s.. they have evolved from a more passive and observational role to a more aggressive attack-type role..

Click here and get to know what’s currently in use.. and what the future has in stock..

UAV :: Aerosonde..UAV :: T-Hawk..UAV :: Demon..UAV :: Avenger..





Peugeot Innovates On A Bike..

1 02 2010

A few might not know this.. but Peugeot not only has a long history with cars.. but also with bicycles.. Since the late 1800’s.. they’ve been sponsoring riders and building racing bikes..  And yes.. I’ve seen some really cool bike concepts in the past.. But the B1K by Peugeot has really caught my eyetention.. Unorthodox carbon fiber frame/suspension.. chainless transmission.. hubless rear.. and what looks like run-flat/airless pullover tires.. hmmmmmm..

Peugeot :: B1K concept bicycle..Peugeot :: B1K concept bicycle..





Architectural Work With A Canvas Of Concrete..

15 01 2010

This new material can prove very useful in Haiti right now..  Inflatable emergency shelters made with a thin walled cement impregnated fabric (Concrete Cloth) bonded to the outer surface of a plastic inner.. All you need is air and water..

Inflate the shelter.. Add water.. Let dry for 24 hours.. and you have a waterproof and fireproof structure that you can stand on top of.. and will last up to ten years if needed..

Concrete Cloth also has many civilian and military applications.. as well as a few creative ones that just came to mind.. Genious material..

Concrete Cloth :: emergency shelters made with Concrete Canvas..Concrete Cloth :: emergency shelters made with Concrete Canvas..Concrete Cloth :: emergency shelters made with Concrete Canvas..Concrete Cloth :: emergency shelters made with Concrete Canvas..





2009.. No.10..

31 12 2009

Buckyballs ..

Buckyballs :: Magnetic Fun..