Transportation

Frog Inspired Bike: Be At One With Nature

Using a frog as the inspiration for a bicycle is certainly an interesting concept, and the results of Alex Suvajac’s work prove that it can produce a cool looking design. But the nature theme doesn’t stop there – the lower part of the frame would be structured “much like that of a human bone.” Despite it’s good looks, I would ...

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Self-Healing Tires last 30% longer

Michelin has announced their new patented XDA5 tire design that could allow for your tires to last around 30% longer then they already do. With a design which incorporates multiple layers of treads, the tire simply sheds off its outer skin gradually which produces new quality treads underneath. Michelin also redesigned the blocking of the treads, making a pattern which ...

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Marshall’s Stiletto Car Puts The Wienermobile To Shame

Actually, nothing can beat Oscar Mayer’s famed Wienermobile in terms of sheer weirdness, but this “Roving Stiletto” comes pretty close. The car was developed for Marshall’s discount department stores as part of a wienermobile-like advertising campaign – and you will be happy to know that it is packing some power under that sexy exterior. The Stiletto features a 5-speed motor ...

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Army’s New Humvee Made From Foam, Balsa

Starting on Tuesday, the US Army will begin testing a Humvee made from a combination of fiberglass, balsa wood, foam, and carbon reinforcements that is supposedly 900 pounds lighter than current versions of the vehicle. According to the Humvee’s developers, each pound of weight that is saved is “being added back to the vehicle in armor and mine-blast protection.” So, ...

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Nissan Mixim Concept Car Aimed At Gamers

Nissan is aiming the Mixim, their new fully electric concept vehicle squarely at the internet generation with its game controller inspired steering wheel and cockpit style interior. According to Shiro Nakamura, Sr. VP at Nissan: “It combines a sociable three plus one interior with controls and visual projections that are familiar to the computer generation. And it uses environmentally-friendly battery ...

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$35,000 Wristwatch Unlocks, Starts New Aston Martin DBS

Let’s assume you just dropped $332,000 on a new Aston Martin DBS. So, spending another $35,000 on a wristwatch is a drop in the bucket right? It may seem a lot to pay for a watch, but it may be worth it when you consider that the Jaeger LeCoultre wristwatch can remotely unlock and start your new car and look ...

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell…Bicycle?

Don’t let the little fenders and that wussy basket fool you. This bicycle features state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell technology – and it has a $2600 price tag to prove it. When powered up, the bike will cruise along at a whopping 15 mph for a distance of about 60 miles. When on empty it can be pedaled around like a ...

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Mercedes Fortwo Is Tiny, Cheap, and Deadly

SmartUSA has just announced that two Mercedes produced “smart fortwo” models will be available in the US for under $12k. That, combined with its minuscule 8.8-ft length and 5.1-ft height, make it one of the smallest, cheapest cars around. The base model doesn’t have much in the way of features (not even air conditioning), but there is a wide range ...

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The Brio Flying Boat: It’s Almost a Good Idea

I love flying and boating, I only wish I could do both at the same time. Now I can thanks to this Brio Flying Boat Kit. Sure it costs $10,000, but everything is included right? Not exactly. You still have to buy the engine, an ultra light Rotax (Austrian) 2 cycle engine to be more precise. If you check out ...

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