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Kawasaki Developing Night VIsion Technology for In Helmet Heads Up Display

The Kawasaki 1400-GTR Sportbike has already secured its place as one of the most technologically advanced bikes to ever hit the street. It features a Variable Valve Timing Engine, a keyless ignition system and tire pressure sensors from the factory, which seems like more than enough to keep anyone happy. However, Kawasaki decided the 1400-GTR needed more and are now set to make night-vision and a few other high-tech goodies part of the superbike's package deal.

New Camless Engine Could Mean More Power and Less Fuel

The traditional internal combustion engine is only about 25%-30% efficient at the flywheel.  After going through the rest of the drivetrain and reaching the wheels, you are looking at another 10% loss.  While much of this cannot be helped, one company based in Sweden thinks that removing the camshaft may help free up some of that wasted energy.

Segway Inventor Designs Hybrid Scooter that will Run on anything that Burns

Dean Kamen is known widely as the inventor of the Segway personal transporter. However, over the past months he has been working on designing a new kind of Hybrid Scooter: A scooter that will make use of a Stirling Engine and be able to run on pretty much anything that will burn.

Palmer Johnson Calls In Rolls-Royce to Help Design New World Yacht

Yachts are all about luxury, providing all the creature comforts of home while also offering breathtaking views and unsurpassed freedom. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that when designing what could be the most impressive Yacht ever built, Palmer Johnson called in Roll-Royce to help bring the final design together.

Top Ten Hotel Brands A Tweet Above The Rest

Hotels are utilizing the social media channel of Twitter to reinforce their brand image and to communicate directly with their guests. Apart from having a face to face contact with one's customer, no other medium has allowed hotel companies a better one-on-one conduit. While each hotel chain interacts differently with their following, here are the TOP TEN I think are doing the best job in providing customer service, building brand loyalty and engaging their followers with suite tweets.

"Speeches of Barack Obama" Book & CD Helps Japanese Learn English

"The Speeches of Barack Obama", a book and CD combo released last November in Japan, sold over 400,000 copies in just a couple of months. Students, homemakers, even Buddhist monks have all been polishing up their English skills by listening to the 44th president wax poetic on the political stage.

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.