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11 Bizarre Backpacks That Go Beyond the Basics

The backpack has evolved like never before. Now we have backpacks that double up as jets, bicycles, personal masseurs and even refrigerators. Take a look at 11 Bizarre examples of all that a backpack can be:

 


Has the Man Powered Ferris Wheel Crossed The Green Line?

I’m afraid there isn’t much information about this man powered Ferris Wheel somewhere in Southern India. Search after search the only information I found about this green innovation is this video. Still I’ve chosen to share this innovation with you because I find it dangerously fascinating and evident that contrary to popular belief the eco-conscious do like to have fun.


A More Efficient Hybrid on the Horizon

It is no secret that our beloved internal combustion engines are not very efficient. In fact, the average amount of energy lost is somewhere in the 65%-70% region, with most of this figure being lost in the form of heat through the exhaust system. Eric Mattessich, a senior at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has developed a way to harness some of this energy and put it back into the system.

EcoCabs, the Solution for Green City Transport

Pedal-powered tricycles called EcoCabs are allowing consumers and businesses to make a dent in helping the environment.

Russia’s Super Rich: Submarines Trump Yachts

What are wealthy Russians pouring their money into these days? Yachts appear to be a passing mundane fad, and one super rich man has upped the elitist ante not only by buying his own submarine but by making it himself! Read on, no matter how deep your pockets may be.

Close-Up of the (Soon to be in Production) Toyota iQ

Toyota has been pushing the new iQ since it was first seen at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, the little car has a full production model ready for the road and Toyota has given us a preview of what to expect at the Geneva Motor Show this year.

Creator of World’s First Spaceship Honored on Moscow’s City Day

The first weekend in September is important in Moscow, for it marks the birth of the Russian capital with parades and entertainment. Read all about the famous Russian rocket scientist pioneer being honored at this special celebration.

Audi Introduces A Fully Customizable Dash Board

In terms of in vehicle goodies, more is almost always better. And when you can choose to have more at one point, and less a little later, you really have no room to complain. This is why when companies like Futuremark team up with Audi, the results are both amazing and completely satisfying.

A Travel Trailer for the Next Generation

It's not very often that something comes alone from the travel trailer realm that catches so many peoples' attention. So when the Mehrzeller caravan concept was unveiled, people couldn't help but notice.

SEAT Shows Off the New Ibiza Ecomotive

SEAT Automotive got quite a few nods when they first took the cover off of their sporty model of the Cupra. Now, they have unveiled their latest and most economical version of the new Ibiza.

Another Roadster from the United Kingdom

Not everyone these days is worried about finding ways to save the environment or reduce fuel costs. Some are still all about performance, speed and overall excitement when they get behind the wheel. For those people, yet another open top roadster, the Jetstream SC250, has been put into production.

Wood Burning Truck Travels Coast to Coast

Almost everyone is looking for ways to provide cleaner means of transportation without breaking the bank in the process. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) LLC has teamed up with Auburn University in an endeavor to show that such system are out there and often times are well with reach of many people.

GM Gives A Preview of the New Chevy Cruze

General Motors has been dropping details and images of the upcoming Cruze for a few months now and has finally provided us with some high-res close-ups of the new fou- door.  Overall I have to say I am impressed.

Kids Travel Made Easy

You’re traveling through the airport on your latest family vacation, and as usual, your child is trudging along behind you – exhausted and tired. What’s a parent to do?

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

Floating Car Parks Planned For Moscow

The Russian capital is besieged with cars and not enough places to park them. Moscow’s river will soon become the site of floating car parks and people and vehicles that may or may not be able to swim. Read on, but bring your life preserver.

A 4-Door Keonigsegg for 2010

Koenigsegg has been making high end supercars for long enough to know what their customers want. Usually, that means some of the most beautifully designed high-horsepower vehicles. However, Keonigsegg also wanted to make a more "practical" supercar, you know...for the whole family.

9 Racks That Rock By David Byrne

New Yorkers have something to look forward to when they return from summer vacation next week. New bike racks! And nine of them are the designs of Talking Heads founder, pop rocker, lyricist, visual artist, furniture designer - well, modern Renaissance man -- David Byrne!

Moon Mined for Earth’s Alternative Fuel?

In 2008, solar power seems to be the hot topic for alternative fuel use. Solar powered products are already coming down in price so that the average consumer can take it home and use it, but now scientist are turning to the moon as well as the sun for power. Could the moon fuel our future?

Next Mazda Rotary to be Hydrogen Powered

Mazda has played a huge role in making the Rotary engine as popular as it is today. Beginning with the RX-7 and evolving into the RX-8, it has made quite an impression on most of the people who experience its potential. Now, Mazda is moving the rotary into the alternative fuels category, which should only increase the already growing fan base.