Cadillac is set to race in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, with their all new DPi-V.R race car, competing in the Prototype (P) class. It draws power from a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 engine, similar to the one found in the third-generation CTS-V, complete with 600-horsepower on tap @ 7,600rpm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photographer Kurt Moser wasn't happy with the photos from his custom glass plate camera, nicknamed "baby" (bottom photo). So, he decided to go big, literally, using a 45-year-old Russian military truck as his starting point. This truck camera uses an extremely rare APO Nikkor 1780mm lens, one of ten in the world, to capture images up to 4.9-feet in size on large glass plates that weigh nearly 90-pounds each. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The grapple gun, which fired the Batline/Bat-rope (it had to be thrown manually prior to that), was first introduced in Tim Burton's live-action film, Batman. One feature added to the utility belt in the film and its sequel Batman Returns, was a small motor which would move items from the back of the belt around to the front allowing Batman easier access to his weaponry and tools. Now, "The Hacksmith" has created a real-life version, and this grappling hook gun can shoot distances of up to 150-feet, using 3mm kevlar rope rated for 2000-pounds. Next up on the list of upgrades is an 8-horsepower electric superwinch that will enable humans to ascend buildings faster than anything commercially available. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of dry ice being poured into a frozen fish pond.
Unlike other e-bikes, the futuristic Aero E Racer blurs the line between petrol-powered cafe racers and an electric city bike. Powered by an electric motor from Tacita, maker of the T-Race electric rally bike, it generates around 75-horsepower, thanks to a 10.6 kWh battery pack. It sits on a tubular chrome moly steel frame, has a front-mounted GoPro for live videos, and is finished with carbon / kevlar body panels. An iPhone-connected dashboard ensures easy access to vital information. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster has three different modules that can be configured for each battle, and it's being offered for only $29.74, today only, originally $49.99. Customize a Modulus blaster with the interchangeable accessories to create different combinations. Whether it's a stealth operation, close quarters battle, or long-range targeting, the Nerf Modulus system has the gear to configure a blaster suited to the mission. Over 1000 different combinations are possible with the full system. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.
Dr. Hirotaka Sato, an aerospace engineer at Nanyang Technological University, and his team, have managed to turn live beetles into cyborgs by electrically controlling their motor functions. Simply put, the researchers wired the insects so that they could be controlled by a switchboard after countless hours of research on their neural networks. This means they can manipulate the different walking gaits, speeds, flying direction, and other forms of motion, thus becoming robots of sorts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of baby Groot in a new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser.
RCH Designs' Jeep Terra Crawler is based on the Jeepster Commando, and has been upgraded with larger tires, a lift, along with an entirely revamped suspension. What does all this mean? It can not only tackle any terrain, but also climb up rocky hills with ease, without breaking something. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if these will be available at dealers anytime soon. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Brett Belen is no stranger to solar electric vehicles, as he's been building them for years, but his latest project, the "Solar Electric Volkswagen Camper Van" has become a personal expedition vehicle of sorts. Featuring a roof-lined with 4,305 Watt LG panels, with 1,220 watt array pivots in the front of the van, while actuators tilt the array up to a maximum of about 40°, adjustable for maximizing output. Spinning the vehicle 180° enables Belen to position the array to catch the morning sun - at full tilt it has 40°, allowing it face the sun directly for far over 6-hours. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Estonia-based defense provider Milrem has unveiled THeMIS ADDER, a shape-shifting mini tank that can be remotely controlled, and equipped with a 360° rotating CIS 50MG capable of hitting targets up to 1.1-miles away. Not just a rolling war machine, it can carry up to 1,653 to 2,205 pounds of gear, and cruises between 15-21.7 mph. Alternative uses include: a remote reconnaissance platform, C-IED platform and medevac vehicle. "Unmanned systems will play a significant role in the development of military capabilities in future. Within the next 10 years, we will see smart ground systems complimenting the human troops during joint missions," said said Milrem CEO Kuldar Vaarsi. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a megaphone that automatically translates spoken words into another language.
Think of the Johammer J1 as a Tesla Powerwall you can actually ride. Designed by Leonie and Jean-Marie Lawniczak, this electric motorcycle comes equipped with an air-cooled 11 kW rear-wheel hub single-speed maintenance-free motor, that has a peak power output of 16 kW. The entire bike is encapsulated in 7mm thick polypropylene, made in Italy by a company that specializes in modular plastic furniture, while corrugated lines in draws inspiration from World War II-era Junkers Ju.52 "Tante Ju". Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of some awesome Confederate motorcycles.