Thursday, August 25, 2011
Segway MotoCzysz wins the IOM electric motorcycle race at 99.513 mph average speed: The MotoCzysz was clearly the fastest electric bike of the week, with last year's winner Mark Miller finishing second to his team-mate Michael Rutter, giving the American brand a 1-2 result. To cap things off, the MotoCzysz was also the fastest through the speed traps, with a top speed of 149.5mph.
Posted by steve at 4:23 PM
Air bubbles used to contain oil spills: Although it may have missed the entry deadline for the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X-CHALLENGE, a new technology for containing oil spills at sea was recently unveiled. Developed by Norwegian research organization SINTEF, the system uses a curtain of air bubbles to contain spilled oil for easier removal, or to form a barrier around protected areas.
Posted by steve at 4:22 PM
New study highlights mobile device dangers for pedestrians: This year, according to the United States' Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian deaths in the U.S. rose for the first time in four years.
Posted by steve at 4:19 PM
Electrolux Design Lab Finalists opened up to people's vote: The grand final of this year's Electrolux Design Lab 2011 competition is fast approaching. The field has been reduced to the last eight solutions for compact living and video presentations of the concept designs produced.
Posted by steve at 4:18 PM
Experimental antenna-clothing outperforms regular antennas: In the recent past, we've seen outfits that incorporate bio-sensors and batteries, and even a bikini with integrated solar cells.
Posted by steve at 4:15 PM