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China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) is building the world’s largest fully functioning sea plane as you read this. Well, as long as you’re not reading this in 2016 as the current plan is set to finish manufacturing ready for a maiden voyage in late 2015. Named the the TA-600, it’s set to boast an impressive 50-tonne maximum take-off weight and will have a 40 m wingspan. [Image Courtesy of chenium via China Defense Forum] The amphibious aircraft will have an upper operational range of 5000 km and will be able to land in most large open waters. These factors make it well […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]