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Zero Rolls Out a Rugged Electric Motorcycle for Special Ops | Autopia Electric motorcycles just went from practical to tactical with the Zero MMX, the first all-electric bike developed specifically for the U.S. Special Operation Forces. The MMX was built under military contract by Zero’s engineering team, and as you’d expect of a bike destined for combat, it packs a battle-ready combination of rugged, stealthy tech. The Zero is silent when stopped, barely audible while on the move, and puts out a minimal heat signature to keep the SOF safe and undetected. Naturally, the headlight can be switched off, there’s an override and reserve power to extend the range, and a specialized dash with keyless ignition that lets the rider hop on and quickly blast away as the beefed up motor puts down 68 pound-feet of torque. So what about that creek the Green Berets have to ford? All photos: Zero

Rhino Shield Screen Protector - Retailer Of Products From Kickstarter & Indiegogo Rhino Shield ($25) is a new class of screen protector, that provide extraordinary impact protection and anti shock properties. Rhino Shield’s specially designed shock-damping layer is able to take at least 5 times the impact energy of Gorilla Glass 2 on its own thanks to their unique polymer technology. Rhino Shields rare coating process provides strong hardness of up to 3H thereby preventing direct scratch damage to your screen. This effectively protects your touch screen from keys, coins, pens, and even your cat.

SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten This Country Is Planning Its Entire Transportation System Around Electric Tricycles There are 3.5 million tricycles in the Philippines, and they’re mostly ridden by adults. Conventional motorbikes with metal passenger sidecars welded to their sides, the trikes are one of the many quirky aspects of public life here that delight tourists and, for locals, provide the bulk of public transportation in provincial cities across the country. They’re also loud and dirty, roaring through the streets and spewing black smoke from rattling tailpipes. But the ubiquitous Manilan tricycle may soon get a makeover. With silent, no-emission engines, the fleet of e-bikes would cut down on noise pollution and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by an estimated 260,000 tons per year. The proposal seems like a solid win for the environment, and an opportunity for the country to poise itself as a leader in sustainable transport. He’s also wary of some details of the project’s implementation.

Cityzen Sciences AyxEQ - Concept Vehicle by Mohammad Ghezel Nature in Car Design One look & it’s clear the aesthetic of the AyxEQ concept vehicle is all about bug-like biomimicry! It’s designed to take the driving out of driving, providing passengers with a myriad of autonomous options & safety features so they can sit back & relax. These include pedestrian detection, night vision, park assist, drowsiness detection & a collision avoidance system inspired by grasshoppers’ ability to simultaneously jump without running into each other. Inside, creature comforts like reconfigurable memory form seating, WiFi, & an array of entertainment options help passengers pass time while the vehicle navigates. Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

iSketchnote What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse | Autopia Stuart Dee/Getty I grew up in Los Angeles, the city by the freeway by the sea. And if there’s one thing I’ve known ever since I could sit up in my car seat, it’s that you should expect to run into traffic at any point of the day. Yes, commute hours are the worst, but I’ve run into dead-stop bumper-to-bumper cars on the 405 at 2 a.m. As a kid, I used to ask my parents why they couldn’t just build more lanes on the freeway. What's Up With That Each week, we'll explain the science behind a strange phenomenon that you may be wondering about, or may be hearing about for the first time right here. The concept is called induced demand, which is economist-speak for when increasing the supply of something (like roads) makes people want that thing even more. But before we get to the solutions, we have to take a closer look at the problem. “We found that there’s this perfect one-to-one relationship,” said Turner. Now, correlation doesn’t mean causation. A freeway interchange in Los Angeles.

Silic, un tee-shirt hydrophobe autonettoyant impossible à tacher – 21 décembre 2013Classé dans : Pratique 4inShareinShare4 Oubliez le coup du café renversé sur les vêtements deux minutes avant de partir au boulot. Fini les réunions avec une chemise blanche criblée de taches du plat en sauce ou du verre de vin avalé à midi. Silic est un nouveau tee-shirt totalement hydrophobe, capable d’endurer tous les liquides et tout ce que nous mangeons. On connaissait déjà NeverWet, un spray universel capable d’imperméabiliser n’importe quoi. Le secret de ce nouveau tee-shirt est issu de la nanotechnologie. Imperméable et « autonettoyant » ne veulent pas dire ici que ce tee-shirt n’a jamais besoin d’être lavé. L’équipe à l’initiative de ce projet recherche actuellement des fonds sur Kickstarter pour pouvoir lancer la production. Images et sources : Kickstarter via Popsci Un commentaire, une idée, une question ou une innovation similaire ? Restez connecté avec l'Innovation et les Nouvelles Technologies Inscrivez-vous et recevez les dernières news par e-mail.

Robot valet to park cars at German airport Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet. An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app. Thomas Koetter says all travelers need to do is leave their car in a designated area and confirm it's empty and ready to go. Then Ray or one of its cybernetic colleagues will take the car to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for robots. Koetter says the forklift-like machine can carry any standard car weighing up to 3 metric tons (3.31 tons) and is fully insured.

WiTrack suit les mouvements d’une personne à travers les murs d’une maison – 16 décembre 2013Classé dans : Technologie 1inShareinShare1 Le capteur Kinect de Microsoft, qui permet notamment de contrôler des jeux vidéo sans utiliser de manette, est sans aucun doute l’un des gadgets high-tech qui aura profondément marqué ces dernières année. Après quelques années d’existence, ce système de contrôle par gestes se révèle toujours extrêmement ludique et permet d’imaginer de nombreuses applications dans tous les domaines. La nouvelle technologie WiTrack du MIT va plus loin et offre la possibilité de suivre en 3D les mouvements d’une personne de manière précise à travers les murs. Au delà des jeux vidéo, WiTrack pourrait également trouver des applications dans l’assistance aux personnes âgées avec la détection automatique des chutes à domicile. Pour fonctionner, WiTrack nécessite l’installation de plusieurs émetteurs dans la maison. Sources et crédits images : WiTrack Via : MIT et Gizmag Un commentaire, une idée, une question ou une innovation similaire ?

Millions Stranded By a Total Transportation System Collapse? Tokyo Has a Plan for That When Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky needed images of a future city for his science-fiction film Solaris (1972), he came, of course, to Tokyo. He shot a scene overlooking a mass of highways choked with traffic and crowded by endless rows of towering apartments to give the impression of a suffocating metropolis. “What makes us shudder is (this shot),” wrote Japanese director Akira Kurasawa in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in 1977. “He turned flows of headlights and tail lamps of cars, multiplied and amplified, into a vintage image of the future city.” But four decades later, this “future” Tokyo doesn’t travel by car. Which makes one wonder: what if all those trains suddenly just stopped? That’s an ominous hypothetical that hasn’t escaped the city’s leaders. Something akin to this scene played out three years ago, when a 9.0-magnitude quake struck northern Japan at 2:45 p.m. on March 11, 2011, a Friday. Despite these contingency plans, the government remains concerned.

Le concept — Tortue Sécurité Tortue Sécurité est la première coque antivol pour smartphone. Le principe est simple et redoutablement efficace. Vous êtes tranquillement assis dans le métro, en train d’envoyer un snapchat à votre Bestàh, lorsque soudain, un individu vous arrache sauvagement le précieux smartphone pour lequel vous avez vendu votre mère. Mais pas le temps de pleurer, car à peine 6 mètres plus loin, au moment précis ou le voleur essaye de se fondre dans la masse, votre téléphone se met à sonner à 120 décibels, soit le doux volume d’un marteau-piqueur. Face au regard méfiant des passants, le malfaiteur lâche le téléphone, fuit, et s’envole vers d’autres cieux. Il vous reste encore un effort ultime à accomplir : vous baisser pour ramasser votre précieux.