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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.

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.