Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nissan shows ultra-frugal Micra DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline - Supercharger)

Nissan shows ultra-frugal Micra DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline - Supercharger):
"While electric, hybrid and diesel power trains have been grabbing headlines in recent times, work continues unabated on the good ol’ gasoline internal combustion engine and some significant headway has been realized with the news of a new Nissan Micra which will run a supercharged, direct injection 1.2 litre power-plant."

Pull Ties offer a simple solution to a common problem

Pull Ties offer a simple solution to a common problem:
"Scientists may be working on things like increasing the efficiency of solar cells, finding new methods of filtering water and growing hardier strains of wheat, but they have been woefully neglecting one important task for decades ... creating a better way of closing plastic bags."

Luxury accommodation goes underground for golfers and environmentalists

Luxury accommodation goes underground for golfers and environmentalists:
"London’s Hersham Golf Club has joined forces with international hotel and resort architects RearsdonSmith to submit a proposal for a five star subterranean hotel. Their objectives were to design a sustainable luxury hotel and spa that would meet the requirements of London’s Green Belt. In working with the area’s strict planning guidelines, the team came up with the idea to build all 200-plus guestrooms underground."

Thought-controlled car demonstrated

Thought-controlled car demonstrated:
"Since its formation in 2006, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin’s AutoNOMOS team has been researching and developing systems that could someday result in driverless, autonomous cars."

Rolls-Royce set to show Experimental Electric Vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment

Rolls-Royce set to show Experimental Electric Vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment:
"Rolls-Royce, one of the most enduring brands of automotive excellence, is developing a fully electric Phantom. The 102EX experimental vehicle will be shown in Geneva on March 1, and will tour Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America this year to evaluate the opinions of its key stakeholders. The brand is launching a special web site which will be used to deliver information about the vehicle, the tour and to elicit stakeholder response."

World's first anti-laser demonstrated

World's first anti-laser demonstrated