Thursday, 18 October 2012
is an off road, amphibious quad bike and is apparently the first land vehicle for sale that can exceed 10mph (16kph), in water. Equipped with all-terrain tyres and four-cylinder BMW-supplied engine, the vehicle can drive up to 45mph (70kph) on land and amazingly the exact same speed in water.
Driving it directly into water, the driver depresses a button and within 5 seconds the wheels tuck up under the sides of its body, presumably for better hydro-dynamics. Similarly on approaching land, the driver depresses a button lowering the wheels into drive away position.
According to Alan Gibbs inventor and founder of Gibbs Sports Amphibians "You just drive straight into the water, quite fast, and keep going. It's sort of magic."
Watch an earlier prototype version of the Quadski in the video after the jump.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Many things come to the end as will soon be the case with a few Google services, like Alerts, Reader and Google Friend Connect.
But possibly the most overly cinematically dramatised event that will ever likely befall our planet, is here portrayed in a quaintly dour, but annoyingly simple entertaining animation of earth's final moment:
Did you dig the neat music based interactively controlled Wifi gloves ?
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
represents an engineering architectural marvel, situated in the lobby of the Radisson SAS luxury hotel in Berlin. This extraordinary aquarium is made of acrylic glass, 51cm thick, 25m high, 12 metres in diameter holding 1 million litres of salt water with a salinity of 3.3 %. weighing in 2000 tons when filled.
Visitors rooms in the hotel face the external body of the aquarium whilst an immersive panoramic experience can be had for viewers travelling within the core's elevator.