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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Hamster wheel washing machine cleans your clothes as you run

More and more people are taking an interest in keeping fit these days and love to go running on treadmills at the gym or in the home. But who does the washing while you are keeping fit on the treadmill? There could be an answer to this thanks to Si Hyeong Ryu, a product design graduate who has come up with a concept of the Wheel washing machine treadmill for the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition, Home of Tomorrow. [Image Courtesy of Si Hyeong Ryu] The Wheel washing machine treadmill is essentially a human hamster wheel that is able to capture […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

You need to see the salt water-powered QUANT e-Sportlimousine

NanoFLOWCELL AG  have just released a video showing off their stunning salt-water-powered QUANT e-Sportlimousine and you need to see this stunning innovative design. The car was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and most doubted that it would ever make it passed concept stage after hearing bold claims on the specifications and with a previous Quant car failing to get passed concept stage years before, they had reason to doubt. [Image Courtesy of nanoFLOWCEL AG] Now however, just a few months after Geneva, they have announced that the e-Sportlimousine has received approval from Germany’s TÜV Süd, meaning that it can now […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Sunseeker Duo is proving that solar flight is a reality

European comapany Solar Flight’s latest project, the Sunseeker Duo, set out to prove that solar flight was more than just a dream and after just a couple of years they are doing just that. At the end of 2013, husband and wife team Eric and Irena Raymond have took to the skies together, making the Duo the first solar-powered airplane to carry two people. [Images Courtesy of Solar Flight] “Flying the Duo, skimming the white fluffy clouds from above and playing on the sky, I feel like a bird,” said Irena Raymond. “No limitations, a pure freedom. It’s so quiet. Compared to […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Japan’s New Cruise Train: Ultra-Luxury on Rails

Japan has a real fascination for trains, especially ones that are highly technological and modern. Since most train routes in the country were privatized in the late 80s, companies that wanted to invest in a more peculiar type of transportion were able to create their vehicles and bold designs with greater freedom, bringing desginers from other areas to assist in the process. Former Ferrari designer, Ken Okuyama, is one of those individuals. The JR East company called Okuyama design models called “Cruise Trains”, meant to be an extraordinarily luxurious train in Japan, but it sure looks a lote more like […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Engineering grads are attempting the world’s fastest hot tub

Phil Weicker and Duncan Forster from Canada turned to crowd-funding to source the money needed to build the world’s fastest hot tub car – and they’ve hit their target. They reached their goal of $10 000 just hours before the campaign was about to end and now they will begin work on their hot tub converted 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille to get it ready for the race-track. They call it the Carpool DeVille.   It all began when they were students in McMaster University when they joked about turning an abandoned 1982 Chevy Malibu into the world’s first driveable, fully operational hot tub, but the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Sunny Jamaica is home to the largest hybrid renewable energy project in the world

Jamaica gets a fair share of sunshine and that sunshine is going to help provide power to what is said to be the largest wind-solar hybrid array in the world. Generating renewable electricity in commercial properties is becoming more viable each day and now WindStream Technologies have installed a huge solar array in Kingston, Jamaica, on the roof of an office building hybridised with wind generators. It has been proposed that the huge array will be able to generate more than 106, 000 kWh each year. [Image Courtesy of WindStream] The trend for renewable electricity has been on the increase […]