Monday, May 16, 2011
Water-propelled Jetlev-Flyer personal jetpack set for release: "We first came across the water-propelled jetpack from JetPack International early in 2009 and since then the company has changed its name to Jetlev Technologies and teamed up with German company MS Watersports GmbH to get the machine to market."
Posted by steve at 12:08 PM
As BlackBox goes global, we go hands-on with its C18 earphones: "Armour Home recently announced that it has been appointed worldwide distributor of Phitek System's BlackBox range of Active Noise Rejection (ANR) headphones and earphones. Phitek says that the level of ambient background noise can reach 60dB in a busy street, 80dB in the office and up to 94dB in the cabin of a passenger jet."
Posted by steve at 12:07 PM
Sound-absorbing curtains let the light shine through: "Heavy curtains made from thick material such as velvet are often needed to keep noise out of indoor environments, but Swiss researchers have come up with another option. The Empa researchers, in collaboration with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zurrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtains which are five times more effective at absorbing sound than their conventional counterparts."
US$200,000+ Convertible SLS AMG Roadster breaks cover: "Though the SLS AMG Roadster is now in showrooms, and we've just seen the first images of the 563 bhp convertible version a few minutes ago, they were developed in parallel and they're apparently so close in so many ways that choice will boil down to personal preference, not driving dynamics."