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Ferrari Design Students to Attend Modena University: Provide Better Cars for the Future

While most automotive designers will be happy with a job working for one of the several huge car companies across the globe, there are a few who have set their sights even higher. From them, exotics are what they want to design and they will settle for nothing else. Which raises the question: "Where do the men and women who design the exotic imports attend school?" If it's Ferrari, they will be attending the new Mille Chili Laboratory housed in Modena University.

Lotus/Jaguar Team Up to Design Engine that Runs on Pretty Much Anything

Back in August, Lotus and Jaguar began a project, named "Omnivore," that was aimed at changing the way we think about the internal combustion engine. The engineers planned on beginning with a two stroke engine, rather than the four stroke we are used to, and redesigning it to work efficiently in their vehicles. Skip forward a few months, and now the Lotus/Jaguar team has put their "Omnivore" engine on display for the world to see.

Taxo Tokyo Concept Blurs Line Between Bus and Taxi

Many cities have been spending quite a bit of time and money researching ways to improve their mass transportation systems. Some are looking into hybrid or all electric busses and taxis, while others are focusing on greener subways and light rails. Designer Eva Toftum may have provided another choice for cities that are trying to streamline public transit.

BMW Developing Navigation System that Predicts Your Destination

It seems that in car technology just keeps getting smarter with every new generation of vehicles. At the rate we are going, it won't be long until vehicles will be able to decide on a destination and drive there for us with little or no input from the driver. While this seems like something from a Science fiction movie, BMW is already working on a system that can guess where you plan on going.

Google Earth: Atlantis Still Lost Among New Finds

There is some embarrassment and quite a bit of denial surrounding the claim that the Google Earth mapping tool was used to discover a grid of streets in the ocean that were thought to be the lost city of Atlantis. Google Earth has had some amazing results and the entire Google search system has come further than even its creators could ever have predicted. Still, read on for more details, which confirm that the lost city of Atlantis is, alas, still lost.

Giugiaro Frazer Nash Concept May Become World's Fastest Hybrid

It seems as though the title of "World's Fastest Hybrid" has become one of the most sought after bragging rights across the globe. It started with a battle over fuel efficiency, but then slowly but surely it has become a race to see who can make the fastest eco-friendly people mover on the market. It seems as though this kind of competition has brought about some new contenders as well, in the form of the Giugiaro Frazer Nash Concept.

Learn a New Language at Busuu

Busuu is a do-it-yourself approach to learning languages.  If you want to get a little linguistics exercise, but don't have the time or money to spend taking formal courses at your local community college (ugh), then Busuu is for you.  Right now, Busuu offers free basic courses in English, German, French, and Spanish.

Tesla Reveals Most of Model-S All Electric Sedan...Future Still in Question

The future of Tesla Motors has been in question throughout the past few months and many are beginning to believe they will soon go out of business. However, this hasn't stopped Tesla from planning the official debut of their new Model S Sedan, which is set to happen on March 26.

Rinspeed Unofficially Unveils the iChange--Talks Production

A short while back, we brought you the story of the Rinspeed iChange Concept vehicle. The iChange is essentially a single seat sports car that, when necessary, could extend the cabin area to hold up to three people. Since then, Rinspeed has refined the concept car and the time has finally come to unveil it to the world.

Fraunhofer Institute working on 3-Dimensional Dashboard

Car dashboards are slowly but steadily becoming a conglomeration of technology. More and more information can be readily displayed upon request and in some cases, the entire thing can be customized right down to the finest detail. In keeping with this progression, Fraunhofer Institute has developed what could be the next big jump in dashboard technology.

Ford EcoBoost Lineup Gets a Twin Turbo V6

Considering how much positive feedback Ford's 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine received, the next logical step would be a V6. Ford decided to take it one step further by designing a high output EcoBoost engine that should catch the interest of performance junkies and eco-savvy people alike.

Rear View Mirror Eliminates Blind Spots

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 826,000 traffic accidents every year in the U.S. that happen while changing lanes... most due to blind spots. As the population is expanding faster than the highway systems, the number of blind spot related accidents is bound to increase; that's where the No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror comes in.

Mugen Tunes Honda Insight: Creates Zero-Lift

Mugen has been tuning Honda vehicles for quite a while now, and we knew it was only a matter of time until they decided to play with the Insight. What we didn't know was exactly what they had planned for the little hybrid, until just recently that is, but what they did may surprise you.

Aigo Waterproof Mini USB Memory Gets Wet, Still Works

Our new more mobile lifestyle exposes precious data to the elements, with water being the worst culprit. OTAS Corp's Aigo Micro I-Stick to the rescue! A smaller, safer USB flash drive, the 2GB Aigo can endure a dunk without turning data to junk.

Samsung May Provide OLED Displays for “Holographic” In-Car Display

Just in case the 3-D dashboard didn't pique your interest, Samsung has also been looking into the automotive industry to see where they can provide some improvement. Their idea of a futuristic dashboard provides a somewhat similar experience as the 3-D cousin, but is based on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) that create pseudo-holographic image to provide you with data.

Strange And Unique Items Found In Lost Luggage: Buy Them At Unclaimed Baggage

Millions of people lose their luggage when traveling each and every year. While 99% of lost baggage gets returned to its owner, much of it remains unclaimed. Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama collects the unclaimed luggage from airlines across the country, and sells the items contained in the unclaimed baggage at affordable prices. Talk about profiting from the misfortunate from others in a way that's still respectable.


Pomegranate Phone Ad More Than Meets The Eye

The ultimate gadget has arrived! Or has it...? Welcome to the incredible Pomegranate Phone advertising campaign.

Unique Travel Agency Features Tropical Vacations Where Clothing Is Optional!

Most people like to hit the beaches in their teeniest bikinis, but if you prefer to vacation in the nude, then NFN Travel.com, a popular online travel agency for nudists, will ensure that you get to your tropical travel destination where all you need to bring is your birthday suit.


Iran Automaker Claims Title of World Most Powerful Compressed Natural Gas Engine

While most of the alternative energy attention is focused on electrics, there are some automakers who are looking more into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Iran Khodro, one such company based out of the Middle East, has recently released information claiming they will be producing the most powerful CNG engine available on the market. Their plan is to bring such powerplants into the spotlight and offer another viable alternative to petroleum fuels.

Man Converts Honda S2000 to All Electric Power

Over the years, the Honda S2000 has become a popular car for collectors and tuners alike. A powerful 4-cylinder engine also offers the added bonus of being somewhat eco friendly. For one man however, that wasn't enough, so he decided to convert his new S200 into an all electric roadster.