Mad Scientist Builds Fully Functional Hoverbike

Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike. It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how maneuverable it is almost makes us want to build one too. Source: Mad Read more about Mad Scientist Builds Fully Functional Hoverbike[…]

Here Are Ten Cheap Mods That Will Transform The Way Your Car Drives

Unless you went dumpster-diving outside SEMA or your uncle is Stacey David, you probably don’t have unlimited resources to throw at car modification. Thankfully, you friendly neighborhood Tavarish is here to help you frugal modders make your cars into something truly deserving of a voided warranty. Source: Here Are Ten Cheap Mods That Will Transform Read more about Here Are Ten Cheap Mods That Will Transform The Way Your Car Drives[…]

Malloy Hoverbike

Better than a flying car! The Hoverbike is the result of years worth of R&D. We combined the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world’s first flying motorcycle.When compared with a helicopter, the Hoverbike is cheaper, more rugged and easier to use – and represents a whole new Read more about Malloy Hoverbike[…]

NASA tests aircraft with shape shifting wings

FlexFoil is a shape-changing assembly that replaces the flaps on a wing and can alter shape in flight to produce seamless bendable and twistable aerofoil surfaces. This allows the FlexFoil to act like a flap in its various positions while still providing an unbroken air surface. This makes for a more streamlined wing and reduces Read more about NASA tests aircraft with shape shifting wings[…]

Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes

The little robot in the picture above is a PIBOT, a small, very low-cost humanoid (actually a Bioloid Premium from Robotis). It’s been slightly modified to be able to work the controls of a scaled-down, simulated aircraft cockpit, as in the pic above. PIBOT is able to identify and use all of the buttons and Read more about Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes[…]

DeepFlight Dragon: personal submarine

the DeepFlight Dragon will become the most compact, lightweight personal submarine on the market, and has been designed to be so intuitive to use that users will be able self-pilot the craft with minimal instruction. This new level of user-friendliness is expected to take DeepFlight’s underwater craft beyond the domain of the superyacht owner and Read more about DeepFlight Dragon: personal submarine[…]

Nasa validates ‘impossible’ space drive

British scientist Roger Shawyer has been trying to interest people in his EmDrive for some years through his company SPR Ltd. Shawyer claims the EmDrive converts electric power into thrust, without the need for any propellant by bouncing microwaves around in a closed container. He has built a number of demonstration systems[…]a US scientist, Guido Read more about Nasa validates ‘impossible’ space drive[…]

Convert your van into a hybrid for $8000,- and save around 20% fuel in urban environments

A hybrid conversion is a cutting-edge technology designed to transform your existing vehicle, or a new one via ship-thru installation, into a hybrid electric vehicle. XL Hybrids system is designed to work on the most popular Class 1-3 fleet vehicles, including cargo/utility/shuttle vans. By adding hybrid powertrains to your fleet, you can cut fuel costs, Read more about Convert your van into a hybrid for $8000,- and save around 20% fuel in urban environments[…]

McLaren developing wiper-free windscreens using fighter jet tech

The Woking-based firm’s chief designer Frank Stephenson told The Sunday Times that the system was already being used by the military. ‘It took a lot of effort to get this out of a source in the military. I asked why you don’t see wipers on some aircraft on when they are coming in at very Read more about McLaren developing wiper-free windscreens using fighter jet tech[…]

Flynano

The Flynano is a one man electric amphibious aircraft that costs only EUR 32.000,- and a trailer costs EUR 5.300,-. It files from moderate water and wind states and goes 140 kph. Very basic but looks like fun. Flynano.

Blimp-like inflatable wind turbine tested at high altitude

The 10-metre wide, helium-filled inflatable turbine, called the Airborne Wind Turbine (AWT), was sent up into the sky more than 100 metres above ground, where stronger winds can be found. The prototype was also used to lift the top-selling Southwest Skystream turbine, which was able to produce more than twice the power at high altitude Read more about Blimp-like inflatable wind turbine tested at high altitude[…]

Head Up Displays for you car

The landscape for car HUDs has changed dramatically over the last year, so here is a short overview for what’s possible. Microvision: Head Up Displays. Microvision supplies a Pico projector which uses laser projection to project onto a car. It works during daytime and doesn’t need a film to be added to the glass. AAXA Read more about Head Up Displays for you car[…]