While Yamaha's Wolverine R-Spec sounds like a character from the upcoming X-Men film, it's actually a rugged all-terrain UTV. Powered by a 708cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, paired with Yamaha's Ultramatic CVT automatic transmission, this two-person vehicle can handle anything nature throws at it. Other features include a 4-wheel independent suspension, KYB ultra-long-stroke nitrogen gas charged piggyback shocks, a flat cargo bed (300lb payload and 1,500 lb towing capacity), and exclusive 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires. Continue reading for two more videos and additional pictures.
This is not some weird art installation, but rather a "human-electric hybrid vehicle" (HEH). GinzVelo utilizes a 500W electric engine to increase your pedaling power to over 30 miles per hour, and is good for 100 miles on a single charge. Featuring a recumbent-style cycle with a weather-resistant outer shell, headlights, turn signals, brake lights, and side rearview mirrors. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Fisherman Jim McDonough spent 3-years building a 24-foot scale model of the 890-foot USS Missouri using thousands of LEGO bricks at his home in Redford, near Arbroath. When he started the project in his garage, his research told him it was going to be the biggest LEGO ship in the world, but his effort was in vain after Minneapolis-based enthusiast Dan Siskind created a 25.5-foot long version of the USS Missouri. Continue reading for a video of Siskind's model and more information.
If the Tumbler were crossed with a tank, Gurkha's 19,500-pound RPV Civilian Edition would be the result. Based on the Ford F-550 chassis, it's powered by a 6.7L Powerstroke diesel generating 300-horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. You also get full exterior LED lighting, remote power door locks and GPS navigation. Options on this 4x4 beast include: a front winch for off-road applications or a rear trailer hitch to haul your race car to the track. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a highly volatile substance that explodes when disturbed.
The Chengdu J-20 is a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype being developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It completed its first flight on January 11, 2011, and is expected to be operational in 2018. However, sightings of this elusive aircraft remain far and wide. The platform has the potential to be a capable, long-range strike system in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Aimed at developing countries, the Gravity Light requires no batteries, as it gets energy from its own weight, thus providing free light once purchased. How does it work? The light sports a gear-train, along with a DC generator, and as a heavy object pulls down on one side, it turns that force into usable electricity. A single lift to one side is good for hours of light - when one side drops, you can just lift it back up again. Continue reading for another video and more information.
UK-based initiative Cafe Art wanted to connect the homeless with their community through art and photography. So, they dispersed 100 disposable cameras to homeless people around London, gave them a photography training course with the Royal Photographic Society, and then asked them to shoot photos with a "My London" theme. Currently, 80 of the cameras have been returned, and over 2,500 photos were developed. Continue reading to see some of the highlights, along with a video explaining the project.
Lunatec's Aquabot is a cool gadget, priced at $20, that turns water bottles into a high-pressure spraying machine, complete with multiple spray patterns: shower, stream and mist. It's BPA free and requires no batteries, making any water related chore easier, especially drinking (or water fights). Need to clean a tire well? The accessory also works upside down, so simply flip the bottle over. Product page. Continue reading for two more videos and additional images.
Chop-E is unlike any other electric bike because it looks like a Chopper motorcycle at first glance, but rather than a standard engine, it's powered by programmable 1kW motor fueled by a 20Ah battery pack, good for a top speed of 20 mph and maximum range of 35-miles. At 6'6 long and 140-pounds, it features a 20" x 3" front tire, along with a 240/40/18 Pirelli tire in the back. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive sinkhole in China that suddenly opened up on a busy street and swallowed five people.
The T-65 X-Wing fighter is depicted as the primary interceptor and dogfighter of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic in Star Wars. They are equipped with four laser cannons and a pair of proton torpedo launchers. The fighter has two flight modes: one in which the wings are flat and another when they are expanded into "attack position", affording the wingtip lasers a larger fire area. Avanaut shows us what they would look like back here on Earth. Continue reading for more images.