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Marmaray !

This is a railway transport project in Istanbul, which consists of construction of a railway tunnel along the bottom of Bosphorus strait and modernization and upgrading of already existing urban railways. It is building with the purpose to connect the two halves of Istanbul across the Sea of Marmara, from Halkali on the European shore to Gebze at the Asian coast. There is also provision of 440 new vehicles for the underground passenger traffic, delivered by Hyundai.  The name of Marmaray comes from combination of Sea of Marmara, which lies southward, and ray, which in Turkish means rail.  The project […]

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Orb Audio Launches Booster, the World’s Smallest Integrated Amplifier with Four Inputs, Remote Control and Subwoofer Output

New Product Complements Line of Orb Compact Speakers and Amplifiers NEW YORK, NEW YORK –– Orb Audio, a leading maker of handmade, highly affordable and décor-friendly audio products, announced the launch of Booster, one of the world’s smallest integrated amplifiers. Together with Orb’s compact Mod1 and Mod2 speakers, Booster allows consumers to say goodbye to large, complicated home audio receivers without sacrificing sound quality or convenience. Booster brings high performance sound to up to four audio sources, featuring an easy-to-use remote control, beautiful extruded aluminum cabinet and professional quality speaker connectors. Additionally, Booster is designed with a subwoofer output and […]

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Tron Light Cycle

The “Parker Brothers Custom Choppers” created this real, street legal replica of the virtually created cycle from the Tron movie. Well, you won’t hear the thunder roar of conventional bikes like Honda Valkyrie or Harley Davidson and the reason is that the bike has electric propulsion system with lithium-ion batteries as a power source. The Light Cycle requires from rider to lie down almost horizontally along its black leather seat in order to drive it. The body of this replica is made of a steel frame which is covered by fiberglass protecting coat to recreate the shiny silhouette of its […]

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Chrysler Hurricane !

The Jeep Hurricane is a concept off-road machine that was unveiled in Detroit, in 2005, at the North American Auto Show. Its name obviously refers to the Willys Hurricane engine, which powered other Willy’s and Jeep vehicles for more than 20 years. The hurricane’s body consists of one piece and is composed generally of light-weight carbon fibers. Its skid plate is an aluminum spine that connects the chasis to the underside of the jeep. Inside the hurricane have place for two people, without doors and roof. The thing that makes the difference between Hurricane and other jeeps is Hurricane’s ability […]

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TrakRok Concept!

When you hear a name like Alexei Mikhailov it probably reminds you about something in Eastern Europe and may be about already non-existent Soviet Union. But it is not the case – we are talking about industrial designer from Humber College in Quebec, Canada. He created very interesting all-road and all-terrain concept trike. His creature is powered by hydrogen fuel cells placed in the middle of the vehicle, right under the driver. Unlike the most ATV bikes, here the two front wheels are propelled by a single electric motor each and the rear track is powered by another one. This […]

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Robotic Fish Patrol!

This is one interesting development for monitoring the pollution in ports and harbors, made by BMT Group. Prototypes are tested in northern Spain, in the waters of Gijon harbor. Most of underwater robots use propellers for propulsion, but it’s not the case. This new vehicle uses fish-like tail for moving forward. The fish is nearly 1.5m long and is made of carbon fibers and steel. The sensors used to “catch” contaminants in the water are micro-electrode arrays and are able to detect heavy metals like copper and plumbum. They can detect also salinity, phenols and oxygen levels in this configuration. […]