Friday, June 3, 2011
The Old Man of the Lake « A Blast From The Past: "It would not be difficult to argue that Crater Lake, in central Oregon, is the most beautiful body of fresh water in the world. The lake, which is almost perfectly circular in shape, in unquestionably startling. It sits at the top of a 7,000-foot-high dormant volcano and fills its crater."
Posted by steve at 11:39 AM
The Internet of Things moves a step closer with open source, ultra-low-power JenNet-IP: "Much has been written about the 'internet of things.' Right now, not every human being has an IP but in the very near future, low cost smart chips will be added to every device to give it an IP address and everything in one's life will become part of your private secure network to be monitored and controlled (and hence become smart) via a smartphone, tablet or PC."
Posted by steve at 11:13 AM
Lenovo releases tough, slim and powerful ThinkPad X1 laptop: "Lenovo has announced a successor to its 13.3-inch flagship X301 laptop with twice the processor performance and four times the graphics capabilities."
Posted by steve at 11:12 AM
Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter hits 232 knots: "After undergoing a planned upgrade to its gearbox that enabled it to operate at full engine power, Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter demonstrator has surpassed its original speed target of 220 knots (407 km/h or 253 mph). In a flight on May 12, the X3 maintained a true airspeed of 232 knots (430 km/h or 267 mph) for several minutes during stable, level flight."
First official images of supercharged Honda CR-Z MUGEN concept: "UK-based MUGEN Euro have taken up the challenge to give the Honda CR-Z some extra grunt. The CR-Z MUGEN concept adds a supercharger to the CR-Z hybrid's 1.5-liter gasoline engine and IMA electric motor to increase the vehicle's output from 122 to 198 horsepower and ups the torque from 128 to 181 lb-ft. Honda UK and MUGEN have just released the first official pics of the vehicle ahead of its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to be held in West Sussex, England, in July."
US$150,000 Trident Iceni 70 mpg biodiesel supercar set for launch (again): "One of the most interesting supercars of recent years that has always bordered on the edge of vaporware, looks like finally becoming a reality. Fraught with on-again-off-again production arrangements, management-changes, restructuring, redesign and refinancing for almost a decade, the Trident Iceni is finally slated for launch at the UK's Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on July 15."
Posted by steve at 9:47 AM