Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'technology' (41)

Full-Sized F1 Race Car Simulator for Your Living Room



Owning a high-end racing simulator, where you can zoom around a virtual track at 200 mph in your very own living room, is every boy's fantasy. Imagine picking a car, in either red, silver or black, and jumping into a genuine F1 car, fully equipped with tires and brakes.

Designed by FMCG International, the simulator is…

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Added by Eugene on November 8, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Moss Table Converts Electricity Through Photosynthesis



Most of us are used to sticking our plugs into electrical outlets, but what if we could use household plants as an alternative power source? Biophotovoltaics believes that this idea is well within our reach and created an innovative concept called the Moss Table. Energy is created through the process of photosynthesis, where electrons are captured through conductive fibers, and…

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Added by Eugene on May 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

BMW's Sexy i8 Spyder Concept



BMW recently unveiled images of their latest BMW i8 Spyder concept car, which is the convertible version of the car Tom Cruise drove in Mission impossible 4 late last year. Unlike the coupe, the Spyder has a two-section folding roof and upward-opening doors. The interior features an 8.8-inch (22.4 cm) screen display, which BMW claims, shows “all the relevant driving information in…

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Added by Eugene on April 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

NASA's Infrared Sky Comprised of 2.7 Million Images



NASA recently unveiled a new atlas and catalog of the entire infrared sky, which includes more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. It is comprised of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light,…

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Added by Eugene on March 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lamborghini's Exotic New Aventador J Roadster



As we just showcased Ferrari's most powerful high-performance road car ever produced, the F12 Berlinetta, it's only fair to rival Italian car maker Lamborghini that we feature their latest supercar - the Aventador J roadster.

Currently being exhibited at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador J went from design sketch to reality in just a few short…

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Added by Eugene on March 15, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ferrari Unveils Most Powerful Road Car Ever



At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari just unveiled their most powerful high-performance road car ever produced! The F12 Berlinetta is powered by a V12 engine with an impressive output of 740 HP. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while its top speed goes up to over 211 mph. The new model lapped the Fiorano circuit in 1:23, faster than any other Ferrari road…

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Added by Eugene on March 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NASA's HIghly Detailed Map of America's Trees



Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center recently worked with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey to create this highly detailed map of all the trees in America. Over six years, researchers assembled the national forest map from space-based radar, satellite sensors, computer models, and a massive amount of ground-based data. The…

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Added by Eugene on January 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Illuminated Map Displays UK Traffic Casualties



You may think this illuminated map created by BBC is stunning at first, but once you realize that this tragic image displays the location of 2,396,750 road crashes in Great Britain from 1999 to 2010, your delight will quickly fade away. Each light point is an individual collision which resulted in a casualty. The intensity of brightness shows where collisions are more…

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Added by Eugene on December 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Real 3D of the Future

Everything around us is being labeled 3D - movies, televisions, you name it. But, is today's version of 3D truly three-dimensional? With his prize-winning thesis project, Greg Tran explains how real 3D is supposed to work and how it's going to be applied in the future. The way he visualizes it for us is amazing.



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Added by Eugene on September 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Audi's Sleek Indoor Test Track



At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi will be showcasing its brand in a separate, temporary building designed by German firm Schmidhuber + Partner.



The exhibition in the Grand Hall leads visitors through the newest vehicle presentation, followed by a number of highlights and a technology park where interactive exhibits and displays show how Audi asserts its claim to cutting-edge… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 9, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Augmented Reality Tablet of the Future



The Iris Tablet is one of those things that we all wish we knew was coming. Instead, we have to wait patiently for the technology to be developed.



Chinese designers Liu Wei, Yao Kai Chi, Hong Ruei Hong and Cheng Ya Fang conceptualized the new tablet that combines a transparent touchpad with an OLED display with augmented reality capabilities.



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Added by Eugene on September 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Circumnavigates Globe



PlanetSolar's TÛRANOR is currently on its way to becoming the first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe. Driven by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine that is powered exclusively by solar energy, the PlanetSolar team has two goals in mind. The first objective is to show that current technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency are reliable and effective. The second is… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Russian Firm Plans to Build First Space Hotel



Russian firm Orbital Technologies plans to open the very first space hotel in history by 2016. The space hotel, or "Commercial Space Station," as it's officially called, will float 250 miles above Earth. The hotel can accommodate a maximum of seven people at one time.



To prepare, tourists will have to undergo special training that can take up to three months, depending on the type of spacecraft they fly to the hotel. The firm says that stays can range from three days… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Apple’s New Grand Central Station Store



After putting up considerable resistance, Apple executives finally let the Metropolitan Transportation Authority release renderings of the Apple store planned for New York's famed Grand Central Station. As expected, Apple makes good use of the monumental space, keeping things clean and simple, and not taking anything away from the station's classic architecture.



At 23,000 square… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 18, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Retired Space Shuttles Dramatically Unite



Reminiscent of roughed up combat veterans reuniting, NASA's retired shuttles Discovery and Endeavour had a rare nose-to-nose encounter last week, while trading places at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.



According to NASA: "The space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Hilarious Wi-Fi Network Names



In honor of Wi-Fi day, which was earlier this week, Mashable asked their community to respond with the best Wi-Fi network names they’ve ever seen. With a staggering number of responses, they created a list with their top picks. The real gems include: GET… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 5, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Interactive Back Seat Windows

Do you remember looking out the back seat windows as a kid? Now, imagine if you were given augmented reality tools on those windows that allowed you to draw, zoom in, and even learn about the objects that you were looking at. This is the future that the engineers and designers of Toyota Motor Europe and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design envision for… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Soccer Ball Generates Electricity

More than one out of every five people in the world lives without any access to electricity. Yet, out of those 1.4 billion people living without modern energy, many play the most popular game in the world, soccer.



Four Harvard students created a project for the American Express-sponsored Take Part program. Using the sport, it's a creative… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 19, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Fiercest Super Yacht in the World



What a sleek-looking yacht! Adastra was born after five years of design and discussion between a Hong Kong couple and West Sussex-based John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. Very experienced at voyaging the ocean, the couple wanted to create a trimaran that was designed for efficient long range cruising. The super yacht boasts a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and can cover 4000 miles at a range of 17… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Virtual Grocery Shopping

Astoundingly, in a population of less than 50 million, South Korea has more than 10 million smartphone users. That's one in every five! To cater to this constantly moving, tech-savvy demographic, Tesco Homeplus created a virtual store in Seoul subway stations. It's there where you'll find both virtual displays and merchandise that look exactly as the same as if they… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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