“MIT chemists Daniel Nocera and Matthew Kanan discover a new catalyst that speeds up the splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen. The discovery may heighten interest in pollution-free fuel cell vehicles, which generate energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen chemically, emitting only water. The catalyst, made from cheap materials and working in ordinary water, may also make it easier to convert sunlight into chemical fuels, storing solar energy in much the way plants do. ”

found via hackedgadgets.com

In the mid-nineties, flooring manufacturers became the first modern companies to take advantage of bamboo, Asians have used it in construction for centuries, but manufacturers are also using it to make bikes.

Cross country bike designed for use with 80 mm or 100 mm travel forks and is vailable in 26″ or 29″ wheelsizes.

Bamboo Bike Features:

  • Amazing Vibration Damping – Even better than Carbon fiber!
  • High performance frame. Weighs from 4 to 6 pounds but has good stiffness.
  • Crash tolerant. Bamboo is a lot of tougher than most people realize.
  • 10 year warranty

The bike is made from Bamboo that has been smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting. Lugs are made of hemp fiber, for the all-natural look, the bamboo is then coated with a satin polyurethane to seal it up.

Price: $2,695 (£1,700 appox.) Frame Only

available from CalfeeDesign.com

Calfee Bamboo bikes have won awards for Best Road Bike, Best Off-Road Bike and Peoples’ Choice Award at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

CalfreeDesign road bike version of the Bamboo Bike


As featured in Outside Magazine

Price: from $1,895 (£1,195 appox.) Frame Only

Available from CalfeeDesign.com

When TV first started it was all done live, often when one program finished, the next one was not ready, and the gaps had to be filled. So the BBC developed a number if interludes to fill these gaps, this is one of the most famous.

If your in the UK and click though to it soon you can see this in high def on the BBC’s iPlayer

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Here’s a slightly more modern version, along with a version of the original with a reworked ending.

A work in progress. A better quality version here: www.LobsterPictures.tv

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and with the new, reworked ending by heene

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Thanks to cars-show.org for posting these images

Motorcycle Ferrari with touchscreen-control and suspension with variable height developed
industrial designer Amir Glinik from Israel. To fit a motorcycle engine Ferrari
V8 had to «reduce» engine 2 times.

Got to cars-show.org to see more images of this bike

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from CarScoop.Blogspot.Com – A quad-bike with a turbocharged Subaru Impreza WRX STi engine? We’ve seen some crazy stuff here at Carscoop but this ‘thing’ is totally nuts and we want one ASAP! The hand made ATV (All-Terrain-Vehicle) was built by a Ken Brough, a New-Zealander who describes himself as ‘a 50-year-old with petrol in my veins’.

The STiATV weighs a mere 530 kg (1,168 pounds) so performance is definitely not a problem. What may create a few problems is the weight distribution of the AWD quad as it’s split 70/30 between the front and rear end.

Originally uploaded to CarScoop.Blogspot.Com on October 18th, 2007

or check out the makers website at Stiatv.Co.NZ

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A car inspired by a caravan? Designers are always telling us that their ideas for the latest vehicles have come from the unlikeliest of places, but an old caravan?

Perhaps the most serious part of this car is the power source. Just like the Ford Edge we have already driven it features the firm’s electric- hydrogen fuel cell HySeries Drive.

The lithium ion battery is charged up from the mains supply. When this runs down to 40 per cent of its power, the hydrogen fuel cell seamlessly steps in to recharge it. This gives the vehicle a range of about 225 miles, until both the batteries and hydrogen are exhausted.

The system works remarkably well, with instant power delivery, thanks to the Airstream’s two electric motors, one over either axle, offering all their available torque in one lump. It’s quiet, too.

I just hope that they start to build something similar to this using the drive train and power soucres from the Airstream soon.

Source -AutoExpress.Co.UK

Now this is what you call a plane interior

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