Amazon fans rejoice! Soon, you may get your packages quicker than ever by way of electric trains and drones. These autonomous trains basically arrive at major transportation hubs, at which point they deploy specialized drones to deliver packages. Officially known as "Iris," this project aims to use current infrastructure, such as railroads, as a viable mode of operations. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a vacuum chamber being used for perfect Oreo separation.
Most street lamps are used purely for lighting, Ubitricity not only adds efficient LED lights, but also electric car charging stations. This German company features a custom charging cable with an integrated electricity meter that can be orderd by the electric car driver. This charging cable can also be plugged into standard electrical outlets, with software that allows for remote billing. Simply plug it into a standard power socket, the company will monitor the charging, and then reimburse you. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.
Unlike other heavy machinery, the Menzi Muck Spider Walking Excavators are based on a sophisticated high-tech chassis and the patented boom: various hydraulic cylinders enable the all-rounder to adapt its wheels and supports to any terrain. Whether it be mud or steep hills, this high-tech machine is capable of traversing it. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Eviation Aircraft, a partner of NASA's on-demand mobility program, has revealed at the 52nd International Paris Air Show an all-electric private jet with a range of up to 600 miles on a single charge. It can fly 6-9 passengers, in addition to two crew members, on long distances trips. The plane aims to be commercialized by 2018, and thanks to its newly developed aluminum-air battery, consumers will be able to fly without harming the environment. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Let's face it, not all cities have 24-hour convenience stores, much less ones that are autonomous and self-driving, that is until...Moby-Store arrives. Each one of these rolling stores offer milk, medicine, clothes, electronics on-demand, and even sneakers, all done with an app. Developed by Wheelys in partnership with Hefei University and Himalafy, it's self-powered, using solar panels to provide energy for its electric drivetrain. The geek-factor doesn't end there, as it boasts an integrated air purifier that cleans the air around it. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 strange Toys R Us items.
Making its official debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show, the Airbus RACER (Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft is capable of hitting a cruising speed of 250 mph, thanks to a futuristic 'box-wing' design. When combined with a light hybrid metallic-composite airframe that provides extra lift, the pusher propellers quickly increase speed while the aircraft is moving forward. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Even back in the 1950s, they had a car that could almost park itself, called the "Park-Car". This vehicle was invented by Brooks Walker in the 1930s and patented in the 1950s. It included a fifth wheel that allowed it to rotate in and out of parking spaces, as well as turn in a full circle. Basically, it had a series of hydraulic pumps and gears that pushes the spare wheel out from the trunk and rotates the back of the car easing the parallel parking process. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A futuristic flexible laptop was unveiled at Lenovo's Transform event in New York City, and unlike similar concepts, this one does not require a hinge to fold open and close, but rather it uses a technology that enables the laptop to bend like a book. You also won't find a trackpad, and comes with a pencil/stylus that allows you to use the device like a notebook. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The futuristic Mercedes-Maybach ECHO by Hawan Park has a wooden core that is claimed to make passengers feel as if they were in an opera house. Other features include: a hologram projector located in front of the cockpit, gull-wing doors, a flexible seat suspension, and autonomous driving. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Flying cars have been mentioned online for quite some time, but a Czech-based helicopter company, has unveiled the world's first street legal version, dubbed the Nirvana Autogyro. It was developed by pilot Pavel Brezina, and the two-seater can reach up to 25 mph on the ground, and its gyrodrive can top out at 110 mph in the air. Continue reading for more pictures, another video, and additional information.