Saturday, September 5, 2009

Eco Cars: Car Of The Future Gets Propelled By Electromagnetic Wheels

Working to design cars for the future, Indian auto designer Nanish K R has come up with a car design aimed to revolutionize transport in the year 2020. The simple, yet stylish car is powered by four independent electromagnetic wheels, which allows the car to do without a conventional powertrain.

The wheels of this zero-emission car are made up of two sliding rings, one of which is the electromagnet and the other is a permanent one. The electromagnet gets powered by the lithium-ion batteries installed on the vehicle’s chassis and gets the same polarity as the permanent magnet. This creates a repulsive force between the rings which is then converted into motion.

Click on the image to read about this amazing concept car.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Augmented Contact Lenses Hit Significant Milestone

Augmented reality means quite literally to add something into reality that we don't presently have, and in this context it means adding information.

What was previously the exclusive realm of science fiction has recently made a leap in both concept and prototyping, bringing the heads-up-display from video games to within arm's reach.

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The Robot Revolution: Driverless Trucks and Voice Activated Pets

This is a fascinating page featuring new robotic products. What caught my eye, was the robotic transport systems. The development of these new products indicates that private industry is gearing up and planning for the wide spread use of "smart dust". With smart dust in pavement and other surfaces, these robotic vehicles could bring a major reduction in traffic accidents and fatalities.

Just click on the image or the title of this post to be redirected to the complete article at MailOnline.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Garden on the Moon by 2012!

"Groundbreaking advancements in the realm of space engineering may soon see the moon sown with the first gardens to grow on the lunar surface. As part of the Google Lunar X Prize, Paragon Space Development Corporation has recently teamed with Odyssey Moon to develop a pressurized mini greenhouse to deploy on the surface of the moon, grow a plant from seed, and hopefully see it flower and seed itself. It’s a complicated endeavor, but it marks a critical stage of development for extending life beyond the confines of our planet."

Click on the image to read the rest of this amazing story!