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Ford Officially Confirms Four Cylinder EcoBoost Engine

Ford's EcoBoost engine has gained quite a bit of popularity since first being introduced. Offering performance comparable to that of a V8 while also returning fuel economy more akin to an inline four engine, what's not to love? Now, Ford has decided to expand on the EcoBoost line by including a four cylinder version that will not only provide outstanding fuel economy, but also offer a sport oriented powerplant for many small vehicles.

Coolest Bar In Tokyo Serves Beer In Blocks Of Ice

When it comes to beer, the cooler the better - but you'd never have it on the rocks. "Icebar Tokyo" has the answer: frosty cold "In The Rocks" beer mugs carved from blocks of real ice!

Not So Concealed Weapon Suitcases: For The Self-Destructive Traveler

How annoying is it every time you go through the airport and have to empty your luggage, take off your shoes and turn on all of your electronics (yes I know, safety first) while trying to rush your way to the departure gate of your upcoming flight? We comply because it's safe, and also primarily because we don't have a choice, but apparently there's travelers out there just waiting to get frisked and contained for suspected terrorism, because one designer created the not so concealed weapon suitcases.


Is The Smintair Smoker's International Airways Good For Business But Bad For Health?

As the world is discriminating against smokers, there's a whole world of possibilities for those looking to make services a little more accessible to those that can't seem to detach themselves from their cancer sticks for long enough to do anything.


Bike Caddy Makes Golf A Little Greener

For too long golf has been a sport in which exercise was clearly lacking. The Bicycle Golf Caddy puts a little exercise back into the game while reducing impact.

Nike Hindsight Glasses Give Cyclists Eyes On the Backs Of Their Heads

The Nike Hindsight glasses are sunglasses designed specifically to enhance cyclists' peripheral vision, providing a safer ride for cyclists and drivers alike.

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.