Climb into the treetops with this French ladder tree art installation

February 2, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Climb into the treetops with this French ladder tree art installation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , art display , art installation , france , Francois Mechain , french , ladders , L’arbre aux échelles , outdoor art , outdoor spaces , outdoors , park , Trees

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Swiss Man Breaks the Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

November 10, 2014 by  
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Imagine reaching 207 mph in just 4.8 seconds – that’s a pretty impressive feat for any vehicle. Now imagine traveling that fast using nothing but a simple bicycle with a rocket strapped to it. Daredevil Francois Gissy shattered the world speed record for a bicycle after doing just that at the Circuit Paul Ricard track in the South of France on November 7. Read the rest of Swiss Man Breaks the Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arnold Neracher , bicycle , bicycle rocket record , bicycle speed record , Exotic Thermo Engineering , Francois Gissy , Francois Gissy Rocket Bike , Gissy speed record , rocket bicycle , rocket bike , swiss rocketman , swissrocketman

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Platypus Submarine Concept allows users to travel on water, underwater

August 5, 2011 by  
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DATTATREYA MANDAL: Platypus Submarine Concept Concept electric submarine designed by Francois-Alexandre Bertrand and Philippe Roulin At the first instance it may seem like a bulky water-skiing contraption with two distinct pontoons. But in reality, it is a water craft that fascinatingly allows its occupants to travel on water and under water. Now, you may ask how? The answer lies in simplicity of technology and combination of structural components. Named as the Platypus Submarine, this ingenious concept was conceived by Ideotheque founder Francois-Alexandre Bertrand and naval architect Philippe Roulin. Picture Gallery Platypus Submarine Concept Concept electric submarine designed by Francois-Alexandre Bertrand and Philippe Roulin As already mentioned, the form of the craft is defined by two flanking pontoons connected to a centrally located hull. This middle section will carry the riders, and is conjoined to the pontoons by a series of four horizontal rods. In normal circumstances, the expansive surface area of the pontoons will allow the craft to ’ski’ over water surfaces, with the hull (and the riders) above water level. But the simplistic mechanism will also allow the horizontal connecting rods to rotate downwards, thus submersing the small hull below the water. The attached pontoons will remain above the water to glide through the fluid surface, while the riders (along with submersed hull) will now enjoy underwater scenery. This doesn’t make the craft a complete submarine, but nevertheless the essence of novelty doesn’t get tarnished in any way. Moreover, the designers have envisioned the conception to be driven by two low emission electric motors, with noiseless attributes, so as not to adversely affect the surrounding marine life. For user convenience, the partly submersible vessel will be incorporated with a pumping system to convey fresh oxygen from an above water tube setup, directly to the rider’s mouthpiece. The air generating tubes are connected to a retractable cylinder, thus allowing the riders a certain degree of mobility for undersea exploration. There are a multitude of applications associated with this adroitly conceptualized hybrid water-vessel. Firstly, with the recent spurt of underwater tourism, recreational facilities could use such contraptions for specialized tours for the travelers. Even beyond avocation, the craft can be used for serious scientific endeavors like underwater photography and marine life exploration, and that too in an adamantly sustainable mode. Via: Diseno-Art

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OutRun AR project: Gaming and driving at the same time

August 5, 2011 by  
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Babita Sajnani: OutRun AR Designed by Garnet Hertz Many years back in the 80s, there used to be a popular Sega racing game called Out Run. And now there is a new improvised version of that very game and instead of playing it in a gaming arcade, you get to play it in a flashy car on the move! Designed by Garnet Hertz and named as the OutRun project, this new version allows the player to ride an electric golf cart vehicle and literally navigate through the game instead of staying put in one place. OutRun AR Designed by Garnet Hertz This hi-tech car device has specialized cameras and software that automatically maps out the route in 8-bit format ahead and produces the image of the route on the screen. With the Out Run Project you actually experience racing just like you would in a real track although the cart only reaches a maximum speed of 13 miles/hour. OutRun AR Designed by Garnet Hertz However, the developers of this project have another discovered another purpose for this project apart from entertainment – to enable and help people with disabilities to maneuver wheelchairs. The OutRun Project can indeed be used for various purposes, but presently the entertainment that it will provide seems to be too good to be true! Via: Engadget

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Bagbike Has Clever Carrier For Urban Cycling

September 17, 2010 by  
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Designboom has been spoonfeeding out the short list in the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010 over the last few weeks. Some have been idiosyncratic and odd, but others, like this Bagbike from Francois Bernard, Sonja Breuninger and Marion Pinaffo makes a lot of sense…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Friendly Gossip Saves One Community $6.5 Million

September 3, 2010 by  
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It’s probably safe to assume that most of the people living on Molokai, a 260-square-mile isle in the state of Hawaii, know one another — at least that’s what Francois Rogers of the Blue Planet Foundation was counting on. As Greentech..

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