Transportation

Students Design Sleek Cars of the Future

Students Design Sleek Cars of the Future

Students at Royal College of Art in London recently competed in an automobile design competition focused on presenting both sleek looks and futuristic technology. Cars combine energy efficiency with visual appeal by using lightweight materials and electric engines in cars ...

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Collision Free Cars are Coming

Collision Free Cars are Coming

Nissan Motor recently introduced a new prototype illustrating two technologies for avoiding collisions. The new Side Collision Prevention and Back-up Collision Prevention systems work in concert with the existing Distance Control Assist and Lane Departure Prevention systems to provide protection ...

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The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries recently announced the development of the country’s fastest high speed train. Named the “Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train” (efSET), the modern marvel will propel passengers along at 350 kilometers per hour, besting the record-holding Shinkansen’s ...

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Rocket Racing League

Rocket Racing League

The Rocket Racing League (RRL) is a new futuristic sports league that was founded in 2005 by two-time Indianapolis 500 winning team partner Granger Whitelaw and X PRIZE Chairman and CEO Peter H. Diamandis, MD. The RRL combines speed racing ...

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Hyper-Sub Powerboat

Hyper-Sub Powerboat

Marion Hyper-Submersible Powerboat Design, a privately-held Company formed in 2005 and located in Florida, has developed a revolutionary Hyper-Sub. The vessel is capable of cruising at speeds of 45 mph on the surface with its standard twin 440 horsepower diesel ...

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Non-Stopping Train

Non-Stopping Train

Peng Yu-lun, a Taiwanese inventor who works in a sand and construction materials plant in Sanwan, has recently revealed his latest invention: a train that doesn’t need to stop or slow down, not even in order to pick up or ...

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Toyota Winglet

Toyota Winglet

Toyota Motor Corporation has recently announced the development of a new Segway-like vehicle, called Winglet, which is controlled (like the original Segway) by the user’s weight shifting. The company defines the new vehicle as a personal transport assistance robot and ...

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Self-Repairing Aircraft

Self-Repairing Aircraft

Aerospace engineers at Bristol University have devised a new composite material for aircrafts that can self-repair. The new technique is based on hollow glass fibers that contain epoxy resin, which can be released into fractures created in the material. The ...

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Triton 1000 Personal Sub

Triton 1000 Personal Sub

U.S. Submarines has developed a 2-person model submarine called the Triton 1000. The small submersible is lightweight and engineered specifically for deployment from medium-to-large yachts. With an overall height of 1.8 meters and an overall length of only 3.0 meters ...

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Cars that Talk

Cars that Talk

The European Commission has recently decided to reserve, across Europe, part of the radio spectrum for smart vehicle communications systems. The decision is part of the commission’s overall fight against road accidents and traffic jams, and the hope is that ...

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