Elon Musk's 760mph Hyperloop may be years from completion, but this is what the interior could look like, or at least for first class passengers. Argodesign's vision consists of customizable 3-car "jukeboxes" that enables capsules of five types - a vehicle car, cargo car and three passenger cars (executive, business and coach classes) - to be interchanged to create an 80-foot train. Inside, th gigantic screens are used to display calming landscapes to make up for the lack of windows. Continue reading for more pictures.
Priced at $25,000, the Trefecta DRT E-Bike is touted as the world's most advanced, and rightfully so. Featuring a military-grade aluminum frame, and most importantly, a 4-kW motor, mated to a SmeshGear transmission as well as a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub, enabling the DRT to top out at 43.5 mph. Plus, the motor is capable of transferring as much as 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel, sending you zooming up any inclines around and below 45%. On the tech side, you'll find an intelligent onboard fly-by-wire computer system with automatic gear shifting, electronic gear selection, along with suspension / shock absorption settings, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi that connects with the specialist Trefecta iOS app. Expect a 62-mile range without pedaling when fully charged, and combined with an optional extra battery that can be switched in with a clever quick swapping system, it can be doubled. Once finished riding, the bike folds down into its own carrying case. 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 liquid nitrogen freeze ray.
Engineers in China have built a real-life version of the straddling "Transit Elevated Bus". Yes, it's the one that actually drives over cars in traffic. At 22-meter-long, 7.8-meter-wide and 4.8-meter-high, the TEB-1 can accommodate up to 300 passengers, and runs on a set of fixed rails to ensure that it doesn't stray off course in case of human error. Continue reading for an in-depth video showing exactly how it works and what kinds of technologies you'll find inside each vehicle.
Think of the Cyclotron as a real-life TRON Lightcycle, as this spokeless bicycle comes equipped with self-charging lithium ion battery, dual halo LED wheels, an integrated bike lane laser projector and lots more. There's also an accompanying iOS / Android app that works similar to a fitness tracker, showing your speed, power output, calories burned, and cadence. Continue reading for more pictures and a link to the Kickstarter page.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new type of autonomous ship that will be used to transport cargo around the world. These unmanned vessels are controlled from a central holodeck, and could hit seas by 2020. Yes, it does come equipped with a central holodeck bridge, called the "Future Operator Experience Concept". The smart workstations automatically recognize crew members when they walk into the bridge, while the windows of the bridge double as augmented reality displays. "We are entering a truly exciting period in the history of shipping, where technology, and in particular the smart use of Big Data is going to drive the next generation of ships. Over the next ten to 20 years we believe Ship Intelligence is going to be the driving force that will determine the future of our industry, the type of ships at sea, and the competence levels required from tomorrow's seafarers," said Mikael Makinen, Rolls-Royce President. 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 an interesting butane torch and tube experiment.
The problem with most private planes is they require storage at an airfield, but ICON Aircraft's A5, aims to change that. At $190,000, less than half the cost of a new Lamborghini Aventador, this 2-seat aircraft is powered by a Rotax 912 engine that generates 100-horsepower to a single propeller located behind the cockpit, good for a top speed of 109 miles per hour and maximum altitude of 15,000. It's versatile enough to dock and take off from the water, with a 400-mile flight range. You'll only need a sport pilot license, and 20 hours of training to start enjoying your new toy. 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 showing what happens when you place a light bulb in liquid nitrogen.
The Segway miniPRO sports precision sensors and a unique knee control bar that make it far easier to ride than the faux hoverboards currently available. This design is perfect for extended use, especially since it has a 10mph top speed and 14-mile range when fully charged. In addition to app control, it boasts automatic headlights, LED taillights, anti-theft system, and intelligent algorithms that adapt to your riding style. The lights are also customizable - you can adjust headlight brightness up to five meters, and choose from more than 16 million taillight color variations. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Elon Musk explaining why we're probably living in a video game simulation.
Howe & Howe Technologies has unveiled the Ripsaw EV2 Fastback Luxury Super Tank, which comes equipped with a "pick-up truck" style body so you're able to bring all your off-road toys over the roughest of terrains. It still sports 12-inches of suspension travel, a 600-horsepower diesel engine, and zombie-killing treads, which makes the EV2 Fastback perfect for any kind of disaster. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a useful ninja shoelace life hack.
Halfbike 2.1 follows up on its predecessor and manages to combine biking, running, and even scooting, into one compact package. The company claims that it "awakens your natural instinct to move", without taking away the fun factor. Simply stand in a natural walking position, and use your entire body to move. When not in use, just fold it up for easy transportation. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus images of more gadgets you might want, but probably don't need.
The "Transit Elevated Bus" has been revealed at the Beijing High-Tech Expo, and it's designed to drive directly over cars on the street. This vehicle runs on a set of fixed rails embedded on the road, making it a cross between a tram and bus. "With a carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time, the TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth that of the subway,' said Bai Zhiming, engineer in charge of the TEB project. Continue reading for another video and more information.