Terrafugia’s flying car will be a reality by 2018

February 22, 2016 by  
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When will we finally pilot our own flying cars ? It’s a question that’s haunted anyone who grew up watching sci-fi classics, and one American company claims they’re coming sooner than you’d think. Terrafugia is building the first-ever unmanned prototype of its TF-X flying car . They claim the vehicle will be ready for testing in 2018 and available for purchase by 2025. Read the rest of Terrafugia’s flying car will be a reality by 2018

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Google Successfully Tests Project Wing Delivery Drone

August 29, 2014 by  
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Google has announced the successful testing of Project Wing , an experimental “unmanned aerial vehicle,” a.k.a. a drone . The project has been developed over the last two years under the auspices of the Google X team, with the company trying to work out if delivery-by-drone is feasible to pursue as a service. Read the rest of Google Successfully Tests Project Wing Delivery Drone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Astro Teller , australia , civilian unmanned aerial vehicles , Dave Vos , delivery drone , drones , Google , google x , Nick Roy , Project Wing , prototypes , Technology

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Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks Turn Handwritten Notes into Digital Files

August 29, 2014 by  
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Classic stationary and notebook purveyor Moleskine has taken a leap into the future with their new Livescribe 3 smartpen that turns your notes into digital files. The amazing notebook is paired with a pen packed with motion sensors that translate the pen’s movements into digital images. With the Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks, you can still jot down all of your genius ideas- without having to transcribe them later. Read the rest of Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks Turn Handwritten Notes into Digital Files Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analog to digital , digital pen , eco design , electric pen , green design , Moleskin , Moleskine Livescribe Notebook , smarten , sustainable design

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Porsche’s Upcoming 918 Spyder Hybrid Packs More Than 770 Horsepower, While Getting 78 MPG

May 15, 2012 by  
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Porsche has just released more official information about its upcoming 918 Spyder hybrid sports car, which is set to go into production at the end of 2013. Porsche is currently testing prototypes of the 918 Spyder, but has provided a glimpse of the prototypes, which hark back to the historical Porsche 917 racing cars. With more than 770 horsepower on tap and an estimated to 78 mpg fuel economy rating, this will be one hybrid that can’t be ignored. Read the rest of Porsche’s Upcoming 918 Spyder Hybrid Packs More Than 770 Horsepower, While Getting 78 MPG Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green car , green sports car , green transportation , hybrid sports car , porsche , Porsche 918 Spyder , porsche hybrid , Porsche plug-in hybrid

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6 Prototypes With Interesting Uses For Bamboo and Silk From Buenos Aires

October 25, 2011 by  
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© Paula Alvarado The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Design Center recently organized a workshop to encourage local designers to explore the possibilities of bamboo and artisan silk as materials…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Chevy Spark EV to Become GM’s First 100% Electric Car Since EV1 was Crushed

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: GM Not a Plug-in Hybrid Like the Volt.. More Like the EV2 So far, GM hasn’t been all that enthusiastic about electric-only vehicles. They made the EV1, but it ended up in the junkyard. The Chevy Volt can run on electricity alone for about 35 miles, but there’s a gasoline engine that acts as a ‘range extender’. That’s why the Spark EV that is being announced today is special: It will be the first GM car in over a decade to run on batteries alone. Read on for mo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Get A Workout While You’re Working With The Fitness@Work

September 27, 2011 by  
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Images credit Benjamin Cselley Here is an interesting idea for those trapped at their desk; industrial designer Benjamin Cselley has designed what appears to be an entire gym into an office chair. He writes: ” If the white-collar-worker won’t do their workout, the workout must come to the office.” … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sonno, The Slow Alarm Clock Lets You Sleep The Hours You Need

September 21, 2011 by  
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For those of you who seriously want to (or are able to) join the Slow Movement , the designers at Ham&Cheese in Valencia have just created an alarm clock that might help you become s l o w . Sonno, a beautiful wooden device lets you sleep the hours you need to on the days you can. For that reason it has two functions: fast and slow. Check it out this … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hyundai to Introduce New Electric Car Brand in China

September 9, 2011 by  
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Chinese flag via Wikipedia, Hyundai logo via Hyundai More Electric Cars for China Hyundai’s been on the ascendency these past few years, and they’ve decided to create a new electric vehicle brand exclusively for the Chinese market, in collaboration with Beijing Automotive (the Chinese government usually forces companies from outside the country to form joint ventures with local companies, mostly as a way to transfer technology). Plans are to start selling the first electric car from the new brand in the first half of 2012, which means they’ve been working on it for a while, or its based on anot… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Nuclear Engineer on Fukushima And The Future Of The Industry

August 2, 2011 by  
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Radiation At Fukushima Twice As High As Reported Immediately After Disaster I was sitting on the deck talking to a young nuclear engineer, J, who suggested that the Fukushima disaster may actually be good for the nuclear industry. He remembers reading about an staunch anti-nuke environmentalist’s conversion to being pro-nuke, and paraphrases: Here you’ve got forty year old technology that wasn’t maintained properly, beyond design basis accident, beyond design basis earthquake, beyond design basis tsunami, and it still managed to shut … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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