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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir: Camping Comfort and Warmth Minus the Weight

An incredible combination of warmth, comfort and lightweight construction, the Therm-a-Rest Neo Air, set for retail next month, is setting a new standard in camping mats.

Koenigsegg Brings Solar Powered 4-Seat Super Car to Market

A myriad of four seat supercars have been being introduced in the past few months, with such examples as the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide coming to mind. And since nobody likes to be outdone, Koenigsegg decided to bring out their own four-seater supercar for the Geneva Motor Show.

BMW Working With NASA to Produce A Regenerative Exhaust System

Regenerative braking systems have become a common term in today's automotive communities. As we move to electric power, vehicles will need to make use of every available method to conserve energy to go farther on every charge. BMW has decided to take that idea to another level by using the wasted exhaust energy to produce electricity.

Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System to Change the Way We Take Our Corners

When it comes right down to it, wheels are pretty much impossible to improve on. Sure, you can reduce their overall weight or have them specially made to match you project, but for the most part wheels have stayed the same for a very long time. The Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System or DAWS is out to change that.t

Mercedes-Benz Fleet Testing Fuel Cell Bus

While busses are great when you live in the city and want to keep the number of vehicles on the road as low as possible, they require a lot of power to move and are run almost non-stop. Obviously this leaves room for improvements and we have seen many in the past year or two. Recently, Mercedes-Benz offered another solution to public transportation in the form of a Fuel Cell Hybrid bus.

A Baker's Dozen of Japanese Colonel Sanders Statues

When a southern colonel sets up shop in the far east, the west is history.

Russia Orders Early Warning Radar: Intruders Beware

The Russian military claims it has commissioned a new early-warning radarthat via monitoring will protect its southern flank from potential missile threats. Read on for more details and if you are approaching Russia from the south, beware.

Infinity Moving Forward with Diesel-Hybrid Essence Concept

Since the beginning of the Hybrid race, most of the focus has been put on gasoline electrics and finding ways to improve them. Others have also been researched but many of them, for the most part, have remained out of the spotlight. One such example is the diesel hybrid drivetrain. While some have discussed its feasibility, most pass right over it and move to something else. Thankfully, Infinity has decided to design their own diesel electric hybrid and hopefully move it into production.

Nissan Connect to Bring Infotainment to Entry Level Vehicles

It comes as no surprise that most of the high end infotainments systems are reserved for the luxury branded vehicles on the road. While this was all well and good in the past few years, Nissan has decided it is time to let them trickle down to more than just the luxury market. "How far down?" you ask, far enough that some high-school students will be bragging about their in-car technology.

Russian Pirates Beware: Shiver Your Own Timbers!

A new fire-fighting robot to fend off pirate attacks has been designed by Russian engineers. Known to wash away pirates and their weapons, even the dastardly Blackbeard himself might have reconsidered before attacking a ship so equipped that it could have forced his early retirement (not to mention, funeral). Read on, as those who deserve it shiver in the pants as well as their timbers

Nissan Designs "Aging Suit" to Help Develop More Comfortable Interiors

Nissan has been working hard over the past years to make their interiors as functional and straight forward as possible to both young and old alike. While many companies would prefer surveys and the like, Nissan has taken a slightly more technical approach to making interiors as comfortable and accessible to the older generation. Designers have actually developed an "aging suit" to mimic the challenges and difficulties that aging drivers often have to face.

GraGraph Home Seismograph Sounds Alarm When Earthquakes Shake

Fear of earthquakes got you feeling shaken? The GraGraph home seismograph monitors earthquake activity and lets you know when The Big One - or even a little one - is on its way.

10 Clever Clocks & Watches That Spring Forward (And Back) By Themselves

We're living in the 21st Century. With all that science and technology has achieved, doesn't it seem a bit anachronistic that we have to reset most of our clocks and watches manually when daylight savings time comes... and goes?

Toyota Plans Touch Tracer Display System on 2010 Prius

Even though the Prius was one of the first Hybrids on the road, that doesn't mean the engineers at Toyota can kick up their feet and relax. With other companies producing their own hybrid vehicles, Toyota has to keep bringing out new things to stay on top of the market. Their most recent innovation, the Touch Tracer Display, is aimed at safety rather than fuel economy. However, it could still be one of the next features to appear on pretty much every vehicle on the road.

Live With The Fishes At The Most Fun And Unique Underwater Hotel In The US

Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida offers a unique experience for those fascinated with marine life. This unique hotel that is only accessible by scuba diving can offer a romantic getaway for honeymooners or an educational look at underwater research with their aquanaut program.


Russian Academy of Sciences to Explore One of Jupiter’s Moons

The Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences aided by European and NASA scientists are discussing the possibility of exploring one of Jupiter’s moons. The specialists gathered to discuss the potential problems, which may appear during research missions to Europa. Read on and …be amazed.

Carry the Family DNA With You Wherever You Go: Great Idea?

The Genealogy Storage Kit, which is known generically as US Patent# 6779665, provides a vehicle for the storage of biological samples. Why settle for an urn when there are so many other patterns and shapes to choose from and this way you can take it with you wherever you go? It’s better than a Hallmark card when it comes to proving that you “care enough to lug around the very best.” Be prepared, and read on even if you don’t own any urns as of yet.

Protoscar Unveils All Electric Lampo Concept

Last month, another all electric roadster called the Protoscar Lampo was partially unveiled to the public. Aside from a few pieces of information about the power train, Protoscar didn't give out many details regarding their new sporty EV, however they did say it would be bowing at Geneva and more information would be available just before the show.

Contain Explosions In Your Spare Time: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6854374 also known as the Explosion Containment Net could well be the perfect gift for the terrorist on your list who has just about everything. Think ahead, even though we are nowhere near the holidays, because explosions can and usually do make a difference. Read on, but duck.

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.