Monday, July 18, 2011
Batmobile replica powered by real jet engine: "Last October, we told you about the full-scale working Batmobile replica built by movie prop-maker Bob Dullam. The version of the iconic superhero vehicle that Dullam chose to recreate was the rugged, Hummer-esque beauty from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, known as the Tumbler."
Posted by steve at 9:36 AM
MIRAI SANZO - Android-powered home robot from Sanyo: "Japanese company Sanyo Homes has introduced its MIRAI SANZO Android-based robot for the Japanese market. It connects to external networked devices, and allows them to be controlled via voice commands or remotely, through a smartphone."
Sony unveils smaller new W Series Walkman: "You like listening to music while you work out, but you don't like snagging your personal music player's cord with your arms, nor do you like ruining your earphones by getting them all sweated up."
Final flight of Sikorsky X2 demonstrator makes way for S-97 Raider helicopter: "Sikorsky's X2 Technology Demonstrator that first took to the air on August 27, 2008 has flown for the last time. The 23rd and final flight was conducted in the early morning of July 14, 2011 from Sikorsky's new Innovations Center in West Palm Beach, Florida."
Posted by steve at 9:33 AM
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft becomes first probe to enter orbit around object in asteroid belt: "On Saturday, NASA'a Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around the asteroid Vesta, becoming the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter."
Posted by steve at 9:32 AM
Aluminum-Celmet material could boost the range of electric vehicles by 200 percent: "Range anxiety, the fear that such vehicles will leave the vehicle's occupants stranded well short of their destination, remains one of, if not the main barrier to the widespread adoption of EVs."
Posted by steve at 9:31 AM