First revealed months ago, the Alpha Centauri Hydroplane has finally been completed, and it's powered by a 9.5L Chevy-sourced V8 engine generating 750-horsepower. All of this power equates to a top speed of 60 knots, or 69 mph. It may not set any new records, but this watercraft is plenty fast for a weekend out at sea. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Inspired by the F-117A Nighthawk, the Barracuda SV11 Stealth Boat looks to be straight from a 007 film. It's powered by a powerful twin engine that generates 575-horsepower, enabling it to hit speeds in excess of 40 knots. The a 1,000-liter fuel tank lets you travel as long as 200-nautical miles on a full tank of gas. Two groups already using this stealthy machine are the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and the Polish Navy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to build a human.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop is concept no more, as one of its pod was able to hit 192mph in a recent test on a test route measuring 500 meters. The XP-1 pod accelerated through the tunnel for 300 meters before entering a gradual braking phase, making it the highest speed recorded for a Hyperloop train, but slightly below the planned 250 mph the company plans to achieve in its controlled Nevada tests. Reaching that speed would require a depressurized tube where atmospheric conditions replicate those at 200,000 feet above the sea level. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
The Mazu ThirtyEight Yacht is not quite a superyacht, but at 38 feet long, with a 12-foot beam, it's perfect for a supervillain. Once you climb below the deck, you'll find two galleys, Gaggenau appliances, an en suite bedroom with full shower, and a crew cabin. Up top, there's a dining area, a bimini, deck shower, and a retractable swim platform. It's powered by Volvo Penta diesel engines capable of acruising speed of 30 knots and a 45 knot top speed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the shape of space.
Lazareth's Moke Amphibie appears to be a miniature Jeep or golf cart at first, but drive the vehicle in to water? It becomes an amphibious machine, powered by a small single cylinder 400cc Euro 4 engine. Combined with an aluminum body, it can achieve speeds of up to 55mph on the road. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
TOMOLOO's Hoverboard is UL-certified, which means no battery defects, and it's being offered for just $273.75 shipped, today only, originally $599.99. Both iOS and Android users can download an app to control the hoverboard's LED lights, as well as view technical data, like battery usage. A dual 5 Watt Bluetooth speaker easily connects to your mobile devices, and lets you ride along to your favorite music. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Hankook may be known for their tires, but they've revealed two futuristic transportation devices that could become a reality soon. First up, we have the "FlexUp" (top), which boasts a single-wheeled design with multiple expanding treads that can be used to go anywhere, even climb stairs. Next, there's "Magfloat" (bottom), a skateboard-like device with magnetic field technology to rotate on surfaces. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
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.