Energy Observer is a ship unlike any other, since it draws energy from nature without damage or waste. It combines various sources of renewable energies to produce its own hydrogen from seawater and store it on board. "If there's no sun or wind, or if it's night, stored hydrogen - generated by electrolysis powered by the solar panels and two wind turbines - will take over. We are going to be the first boat with an autonomous means of producing hydrogen," said Victorien Erussard of France. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why Star Wars could take place in our universe.
Unlike its predecessor, the all-new Onewheel+ boasts a new fluid design, with plenty of refined curves that replace the original's boxy edges. It's now powered by a Hypercore onboard motor, which can hit a maximum speed of 19 mph. Unfortunately, all this speed will set you back $1,499. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Forget the competition, Raptor 2 is currently the world's most powerful direct drive electric skateboard, thanks to a massive that's approximately 3-times larger than similar models. When fully charged, you get 25-miles of range with the ability hit a top speed of 28 miles per hour. The battery is used to power two Sensored 9080 R-Spec Ghost direct drive hub motors located directly in the rear two wheels of this carbon and maple composite board. Continue reading for a video comparing the Raptor 2's direct drive to belt drive. Click here to view bonus images of a carbon fiber wrapped Ferrari F40.
Most superyachts put function over form, but the "Antithesis" takes design to a whole new level. In addition to an extensive patio, this F-117 inspired vessel boasts an elevated monolithic volume that houses the living area and an all-glass bridge. Its blacked out design is composed of a carbon-fiber hull with a reverse bow, breaking away from traditional yacht's white hulls. There's also an elevated infinity pool above the patio shaded by the elevated living area, as well as a giant helipad. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of another superyacht you can actually rent for $1.3-million per week.
We have seen the future of hoverbikes, and we can only hope they look as cool as "The Beast" by Rico Kersten. This retrofuturistic single-person vehicle is powered by radial fan technology, instead of a traditional motor, and draws inspiration from vintage home appliances. In terms of steering, it comes equipped with two wings on the bottom, while two large thrust reverse brakes are used like brakes to slow the vehicle. Will this hit showrooms within the next decade? We think so, especially if magnetic levitation technology becomes commonplace in commercial vehicles. 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 five bolt life hacks you can try today.
Forget speedboats, the Quadrofoil "Q2S" Limited Edition is an electric personal watercraft that propels riders using advanced naval technology. Its foils can glide across the water at speeds over 6.5-knots, cutting through waves with ease. Crafted from lightweight, yet extremely strong, composite materials, the Q2S was inspired by responsive race cars, agile fighter jets, and trimaran speedboats. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It's a treadmill, it's a bike, it's the Lopifit? That's right, this bizarre treadmill bike hybrid, invented by Bruin Bergmeester, is similar to an electric bicycle, as in that the motor only turns on when the rider starts walking. Once it senses movement, the motor turns a drive chain at the rear of the treadmill, enabling you to reach a top speed of 17mph. To stop on a dime, you have two hand brakes ready to use a moments notice; the right lever disengages the motor assist and activates a rear disc brake, while the left stops the treadmill itself. Unfortunately, you'll have to shell out a whopping $2,115 to get your hands on one of these. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a functional LEGO Super Mario Bros. piranha plant.
In the future, you may be seeing a lot more nature recreation areas, thanks to CarTubes, which is basically a network of underground tubes with giant conveyor belts that move vehicles from one place to another. Designed by PLP Architecture, this system would be moved along by a 'platoon system,' or to be more specific, in groups controlled using artificial intelligence. This would double a city's transport capacity for about the same investment as your average public transit system, while slashing travel time by as much as 75 percent. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a perfectly designed 86-square-foot Parisian apartment.
The Rinspeed Oasis Concept is not only self-driving, but it has a variety of uses, including a small delivery vehicle to a full-electric commuting car. Featuring two armchairs, a sideboard, TV, virtual / augmented reality 5K widescreen display and even a multifunction steering wheel that can be used as a keyboard or work surface. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Segway miniPRO just might be the best personal transporter on the market, and it's being offered for just $599 shipped, this weekend only, originally $799. Not only does it come with the highest fire and electric safety certification, but it also integrates with the Ninebot & Segway phone app to give you access to a wide array of premium features and functions. From the app, you can remote control the miniPRO without riding it, view dashboard performance, customize lighting on the unit, and enable a tamper-proof security alarm. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.