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.
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.
Why bother with sleeper trains, when you could just stay at a Hyperloop Hotel, which sends you between cities in a luxury pod suite made from a recycled shipping container. Each one boasts an office, living room, bedroom and a bathroom. How does it work? Well, guests first pay $1,200, and once settled in the room, they may travel and dock at one of 13 hotel stations across the US, all controlled within a special mobile app. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Armored vehicles are nothing new, but rarely do we see an armored boat, or at least for commercial use. Called the Marvel 41C, this vehicle weighs approximately 6300 kg without a powertrain, and can be equipped with different engine setups: a double 425 hp 6.7 cummins engine layout, or an outboard powertrain with two 350 hp mercury 'Verados' engines. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Let's face it, even during the day, drivers can easily miss bicyclists in their blind spot, that is unless...they have Michelin's Bikesphere installed. This small device sits between the handlebars, and uses asers to project a visible ring of light around the rider, thanks to a light sensor and a proximity detector that analyzes the cyclist's environment, changing the intensity in real-time. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Think of the Sherp ATV as a mini monster truck, but now, with amphibious capabilities. Featuring four massive, low-pressure tires, that act similar to tank treads, it's powered by an ample 44 horsepower diesel engine, that consumes 2-3 liters of fuel per hour on any type of solid terrain, good for a top speed of 27.9mph on land, and 3.7mph in water. The cabin can be heated naturally be the engine, a vehicle heater, and / or a Webasto autonomous heater, making it perfect for cold weather climates. The driver uses a simple lever system to steer, accelerate, brake and 'skid steer' into tight spots. 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 explaining how physicists solved the problem of infinity.
There are hoverboards, and then the Kiwano K1, a single-wheeled electric scooter unlike any other. Once you step off the K01 will follow along, at the push of a button. It's constructed of lightweight carbon fiber and zinc alloy, enabling it to hit 20mph, thanks to a powerful wheel hub motor, even on inclines of up to 35 percent. When paired with the companion app, users can control it wirelessly, right down to the launch positioning, and / or checking the speed, battery, distance, and route map. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At 15.4-pounds, the tiny Smacircle S1 may be small, but it's most certainly no toy. This incredibly compact, lightweight electric bike can be folded up in just 5 easy steps and stored in any normal backpack. It's powered by a 240W motor, good for a range of 12 miles when fully charged after just 2.5-hours. The S1 automatically syncs to a smartphone as you approach, and a special app can be used to unlock the eBike, preventing theft, as the accelerator deactivates until the original owner unlocks it. Once you start riding, users can connect their phones to the handlebars to keep it fully charged, thanks to an integrated USB charger. Expect to shell out $1,499 for the bike once it's released. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the entire Terminator 2 film recreated in Grand Theft Auto V.
Applied Minds co-founder Bran Ferren has completed "Kiravan", or in other words, what the USS Enterprise would look like as a 23-ton expedition vehicle that can go anywhere. It's based on a modified Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500NA truck, complete with a fully customized composite trailer. Inside, you'll find a kitchenette, full bathroom, and a comfortable penthouse suite. Technology wise, it features kevlar-reinforced tires, small drones to scout the terrain ahead, and seven communication masts reaching heights of 60-feet. Its communications system is can contact nearby aircraft in case of emergency, while its readings are displayed on a host of touchscreen displays in the main cabin. There's even a 'situational awareness system' comprised of 22 cameras and a 'hydro-drive' control, which allows you to switch between four, and six wheel drive for rough terrain. 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 the WannaCrypt Ransomware in-action.
Perfect for a Bond villain and crafted from aluminum, the Baglietto 46M Fast Yacht features an exterior and interior designed by Francesco Paszkowski. This luxurious watercraft offers 5-star accommodations for up to 12 guests and ten crew. It's powered by dual MTU 16v4000 M93L engines producing a combined output of 4,615-horsepower, enabling it to hit a cruising speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 26 knots. Its 1,000 nautical mile range lets you enjoy all the luxuries inside and out. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a poor man's selfie drone.