The world’s fastest elevator is quicker than track legend Usain Bolt

October 6, 2016 by  
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The fastest elevator in the world was recently installed in China’s Shanghai Tower , the second-tallest building in the world, and it is faster than Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. Designed by Mitsubishi Electric , the elevator shoots visitors to a viewing tower at a dizzying rate of 67-feet-per-second. The speedy ride is made worthwhile at the top with sweeping views of Shanghai. Mitsubishi Electric was able to shatter records with their new elevator through a control panel that can ” maximize the traction machine’s performance ” and improvements to safety features like the buffer, brake device, and speed governor. The company says based on passenger traffic, the elevator can switch between 1,080 meters per minute or 1,230 meters per minute, which is around 40 miles per hour to nearly 46 miles per hour. The elevator can zoom from “the second-level basement to the 119th floor in just 53 seconds.” Related: This Italian elevator transports passengers vertically and horizontally The company said in a release, “While Mitsubishi Electric’s cutting-edge technologies drastically increase the speed, the elevator also delivers enhanced safety, top-level riding comfort, silence, and power saving.” The Shanghai Tower elevator makes elevators in iconic, modern buildings like One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa seem sluggish. Visitors to One World Trade Center can climb through the building at around 33-feet-per-second, and in the Burj Khalifa visitors travel at about 32 feet per second. Another Chinese skyscraper, Guangzhou CTF Finance Center, held the record for world’s quickest elevator briefly at 65-feet-per-second. Unveiled this summer, the elevator was overtaken rapidly by the new Shanghai Tower elevator. Elevator engineering expert Albert So told CNN there is likely a limit to how fast an elevator can rocket through a building. He said, “I predict the maximum speed of a vertical lift cabin cannot be more than 79-feet-per-second. This is not because we can’t make lifts that go faster than this, but because of the air pressure.” Via CNN Images via Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons

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Mitsubishi president and VP to resign amidst fuel-economy scandal

May 23, 2016 by  
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President of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Tetsuro Aikawa announced his impending resignation in response to the publicity of the automaker’s fuel economy data manipulation. Both he and vice president Ryugo Nakao will step down on June 24, at which time Nissan will become the company’s biggest shareholder in an attempt to turn around the brand in the eyes of Japanese consumers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elxcnyyVC5w Last month the company admitted to using improper fuel economy tests…

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Bonbon’s brilliant sofa transforms into a bunk bed in a snap

May 23, 2016 by  
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It’s been a while since we talked about compact habitats, but it’s one of our favorite topics. Efficient use of space is the best way to maximize your living quarters. It helps you conserve resources, keep your life organized, and enjoy clutter-free surroundings.

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SolarBook is a powerful portable solar-powered charger that doubles as a notebook

May 23, 2016 by  
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There are oodles of portable chargers on the market, but carrying an extra gadget that serves only one purpose is inconvenient. That’s why this solar charger, called SolarBook, which doubles as a notebook is so awesome. The solar panel within SolarBook is one of the world’s most advanced and extremely efficient, with a 23% Photovoltaic conversion rate. Located on the SolarBook is a USB cable with a 5V / 960 mAh power output that will charge any USB compatible device such as your smartphone or…

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Explore a monarchs choice of architecture by country

May 23, 2016 by  
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Most monarchs today no longer wield the political power their positions once promised, but they still serve as strong symbols of national unity. One of the greatest examples of that lasting national pride can be seen in the incredible architecture of their kingdoms and palaces. Fly to Dubai created an infographic to take you around the world for a look at the different choices of architecture for monarchs from present day to the recent past. + Fly to Dubai

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BirdWalk makes intelligent backpacks that transform for on-the-go urbanites

May 23, 2016 by  
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BirdWalk is a design studio from Lisbon, Portugal, they are currently launching a carry item named – Tweak. Tweak is an intelligent bag designed and produced by BirdWalk for cosmopolitan people to carry their office essentials and personal belongings. Can

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

January 16, 2015 by  
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Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants!

December 15, 2014 by  
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Ford already uses plants like tomatoes to make several parts for the interiors of its vehicles and now Mazda has announced that it has furthered the technology to produce exterior car parts. Mazda’s new plant-derived bioplastic is just as durable as conventional painted plastic parts and will debut next year on the 2016 Mazda MX-5. Read the rest of Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bioplastic , green car , green transportation , Mazda , mazda bioplastic , mazda mx-5 , mitsubishi , plant-derived materials , plant-derived plastic

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Hitachi Rolls Out a New Robot to Help With Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup

December 13, 2012 by  
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Robots venture where humans fear to tread. The ASTACO-SoRa developed by Hitachi is destined to roll into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant next year to clean up radioactive and toxic rubble. The wirelessly-controlled machine is able to lift heavy loads of up to 150kg and, and at 98cm across with its arms tucked, it can work its way through tight spaces. Weighing 2.5 tons, the robot operates for 15 hours powered by a diesel engine. Read the rest of Hitachi Rolls Out a New Robot to Help With Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astaco-sora robot , fukushima daiichi , hitachi , Japan , mhi-meister , mitsubishi , nucelar power plant , robot

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Top Eight Innovative Green Cars Debuting at Next Week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show

September 24, 2012 by  
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