Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Acros AG-E brings hydraulic shifting to mountain bikes: "There was a time not all that long ago, when hydraulic brakes on mountain bikes were viewed as super-high-end equipment for the elite few. Now, virtually all bikes over the mid-range price point have them."
Posted by steve at 12:35 PM
Geely McCar is a combined car and motorcycle: "One of the most imaginative concept cars we've ever seen turned up at Auto Shanghai this week and it didn't come from Japan, Germany, France or America – it was the result of two years work in China by Geely engineers and is the synthesis of over 60 IP-protected ideas. In essence, it's an ultra compact, two-door, four-seater with a built-in, folding three wheeled electric scooter in the rear."
Posted by steve at 12:34 PM
Researchers overcome size hurdle in quest for invisibility cloak: "Efforts to create a working 'invisibility cloak' have generally involved the use of artificial materials with a negative refractive index known as metamaterials."
Posted by steve at 12:33 PM
The Lito Sora - the biggest, baddest electric motorcycle in Montreal: "Montreal's Lito has thrown its hat into the ring with a new electric motorcycle that makes some pretty outrageous claims."
Fiber-optic laser-based system brings rifle sights into the 21st century: "At long ranges, snipers must compensate not only for crosswinds and the fact that bullets travel in a curved trajectory, but also allow for even very small barrel disruptions that can cause a shooter to miss their intended target by a wide margin."