Tuesday, June 28, 2011
AAA ready to deploy mobile EV charging units: "Earlier this month, the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) and Nissan began testing a new roadside service vehicle equipped with a charger, to assist stranded electric vehicles (EVs). Now, the American Automobile Association (AAA) is about to launch a similar pilot project, where mobile charging units will join the roadside assistance fleets in six test regions - a significant marker along the path to mass adoption of the EV in North America."
Posted by steve at 9:23 AM
Solar-Sinter 3D printer creates glass objects from sun and sand: "We've seen a growing number 3D printers that use additive manufacturing technology to form objects one layer at a time, usually from resin or ABS plastic. But Markus Kayser, an MA student at the Royal College of Art in London, has created a 3D printer that creates 3D objects using two things found in abundance in the desert - sun and sand."
Posted by steve at 9:20 AM
Photos: Toyota's sporty FT-86 II concept: "Perhaps fearing that the brand is losing touch with 'passionate drivers', Toyota is developing a new 'affordable' sports car to fill the gap it left when it dropped the Supra and MR2 from its lineup."
Get a workout while you work with the Elliptical Machine Office Desk: "If you're finding it hard to shed those extra pounds because you're chained to desk all day and can't find time to fit in some exercise then the Elliptical Machine Office Desk will mean there's no more excuses."
Pike Peak hillclimb records smashed: "Sixty-one year old motorsport legend Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima, almost certainly the oldest world class athlete competing in any sport today, won his sixth consecutive Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday, at the same time as breaking the long standing 10 minute barrier for the course which rises 1.5 kilometers from start to oxygen-starved finish."
Posted by steve at 9:18 AM