Mercedes wants its new S-Class interior to evoke feelings of luxury and wellness. How so? Through the use of leather (quilted, perforated), wood and metal combined together in a nautical theme. The seats offer “Energizing Seat Kinetics,” which is a system that automatically makes precise adjustments for better support during short, medium or long drives. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
California-based Hyperion, a technology company specializing in hydrogen generation, storage and propulsion, have just unveiled their XP-1 prototype. This hydrogen-electric supercar boasts an impressive 1,000-mile range and can be recharged in less than five minutes at public stations. It stores electric energy in fuel cell systems versus heavy lithium ion batteries, thus giving the benefits of electric motors found in traditional electric vehicles, without the added weight, extended charging times, and battery degradation. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis have found a new use for red bricks, one of the world’s most used building materials. New research enables them to transform them into energy storage devices that can be charged to hold electricity, similar to an electric battery. As you can see, there are many uses, including using a brick to directly powering LED lights. Read more for another picture and a additional information.
Lucid Motors has just set a new world record with their upcoming luxury EV. The 2021 Lucid Air was independently verified to achieve 517 miles on a single charge and was secured with FEV North America, Inc. in Auburn Hills, Michigan, who applyied the EPA’s Multicycle Test Procedure (SAE J1634 Oct 2012 Standard) with the standard adjustment factor. This makes it the current longest range electric vehicle to date. Read more for a video and additional information.
Yes, displays that you can actually see through are becoming a thing, starting with Xiaomi’s 55-inch Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition. Touted as the world’s first mass-produced transparent TV, this $7,200 display goes on sale in China on August 16. Featuring 150000:1 static contrast ratio, infinite dynamic contrast ratio, a 10-bit FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) panel that supports 93% of DCI-P3 color gamut, 120Hz refresh rate, and MEMC technology. Read more for a video and additional information.
When you buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and LG Velvet for use on South Korea’s LG U+ carrier, you’ll be able to pick up the Nreal Light augmented reality smart glasses for $295, which normally costs from $586 alone. This device can be tethered to either device and worn just like sunglasses. Featuring a 52° Field of View and a brilliant display, which simulates the experience of watching your favorite shows or playing games on a 100-inch Micro OLED screen. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Manufactured between 1975 – 1989, the original Yamaha XT 500 is a twin-valve single-cylinder enduro-adventure motorcycle fitted with 21-inch front wheel and the 18-inch rear with enduro-style tires that are perfect for both on- and off-road use. Industrial designer Maxime Lefebvre has unveiled a water-powered version that uses a “closed-loop” water pump to continuously cycle water for power. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Folding smartphones have been around for years now, but could the same technology be used on e-readers? The E Ink Corporation – the company that founded the digital paper tech – wants to make it happen. Their latest prototype is a foldable e-reader prototype that features a secure hinge, five dedicated buttons on the right side, and two light-bars for added illumination. Plus, there’s built-in Wacom technology for taking notes, making annotations, or just highlighting passages with a stylus. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
It’s fairly common to see high-speed chases on your local news, and while some may be entertaining to watch, they put the public and officers at risk. The Grappler Police Bumper aims to change that by keeping pursuits from ending in a fatal crash. It was invented by Leonard Stock who came up with the idea in the middle of the night and then spent years to perfect it. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You’ve probably heard of tattoo printers at some point or another, but Prinker S is the first one we’re aware of that you can actually buy. It took home the 2020 Red Dot & If Design awards, and could be used as either a form of entertainment, or to see how a design would look on your skin before getting a permanent tattoo. Read more for two videos and additional information.