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New Mazda-3 to Put Your Engine On Pause When Stopped

Driving inside the city can drastically reduce the fuel mileage of even the most efficiently built vehicle. Red lights and traffic congestion mean you're sitting in one place while you engine keeps burning fuel and releasing more pollution into the air. Mazda's new iStop engine system looks to solve this problem by "pausing" your engine when power is no longer needed.

New Rubber Compound Uses Self Lubrication to Keep Noise Down

One of the largest complaints of people living close to highways is the over abundance of noise from vehicles. While some of this can be attributed to engines, much of the noise is generated as a result of friction between your tires and the pavement. However, a newly developed rubber compound has been able to drastically reduce the amount of amount of noise generated between tire and tarmac.

Solar Powered Blimp Across The English Channel?

If you have ever seen a blimp in the sky the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 may have crossed your mind. It's a terrible and scary story. The kind of story that makes a person never want to ride one of these things, but blimps have come a long way since then. In fact, recently a group of French engineers equipped a helium blimp with solar panels. 

Aeroyacht 110 to be World's Most Innovative Catamaran

The world of boating is always about the latest and greatest in sea-going technology. This holds true even as many boat builders are beginning to shift to a more environmentally friendly means of hitting the open water. A perfect example of this mindset is the recently introduced Aeroyacht 110.

Walk on Water with Waterwalkerz

Sure to be the next craze at kids birthday parties everywhere, Waterwalkerz get you out of the pool and onto the water. Walk, jog and run your way across the lake, pool or ocean.


GE and NASA to Revive Open Rotor Jet Engines

Back in the mid 1980s, GE and NASA began testing on a new propulsion system that used counter rotating fan assemblies in an attempt to boost efficiency. The testing ultimately led to the design of the GE36 experimental aircraft engine, but was then set aside to explore other options. Now, GE and NASA are planning on revisiting the design and adding some new technology to the mix.

Peugeot Metromorph Offers Low Cost Travel and a Cheap Balcony

As our cities grow larger and more populated, parking will become more of a hassle than it already is. While this is a scary thought for many people, it is one that could be diverted by the Peugeot Metromorph Concept.

BottleClip Bike Water Bottle Holder

An interesting, if not useful design, the BottleClip is a new take on attaching your water bottle to your bike.

NHTSA Could Mandate New Safety Features for 2012

Recent advances in automotive technology have offered an increased level of security for every driver on the road. Systems that automatically slow your vehicle down when an impending collision is detected and sensors that watch for other vehicles during a lane change are just two examples of such technologies and also the ones the NHTSA may be mandating for all new vehicles.

T3 Motion Releases CT3 Commuter Vehicle Concept

A few years ago, a company called T3 Motion began designing low cost means of transportation that were both clean and practical. Recently, the company has released details about the latest in their line of eco-friendly vehicles, which has been dubbed the CT3.

Vacation Like The Pioneers At Feather Down Farms

Forget modern vacations with all of the modern conveniences of in-room beverage dispensers, room service, and on-location spas, and escape to a vacation that lets you live as the pioneers did in days gone by at this unique UK vacation spot.


New Aircraft to Circle Globe on Nothing but Solar Energy

For the past four years, a team of engineers has been working on an aircraft that is powered only by solar energy. After countless hours of measuring, calculating and building, their aircraft was finally ready to be unveiled to the world.

Aston Martin and Toyota Team Up to Rebadge the iQ

Aston Martin is known for making some of the most powerful and luxurious vehicles to ever hit the market. Unfortunately being produced in small numbers has put them out of reach for most people. A recent partnering with Toyota however, may bring the Aston Martin nameplate into reach for many new car buyers.

Human-Powered Walkie Talkies Keep You In Touch

An eco-friendly, reliable communication device for the backcountry, the Wind Up Walkie Talkies keep you in touch with those traveling with you. Don't get burned by dead batteries, always maintain a communication line.

Full Scale Production In Sight For Yamaha’s Hybrid Motorcycle

Back at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha unveiled a hybrid motorcycle concept called the Gen-Ryu. Since then, it seems as though the company has been busy filing patents and gearing up to put the hybrid motorcycle into full production.