A train is defined as “a connected line of railroad cars with or without a locomotive” (ref: Merriam-Webster) and so, if a ’train’ that does not run on physical rail or track, does it qualify it as a train, or even as a tram? That is probably debatable. Anywho, that was the question I had in my head when I first saw this “rail-less” train which was unveiled last week in the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan province, China. Called Autonomous Rail Transit or ART, this novel mass transportation system is China’s latest solution to alleviate the ever increasing traffic congestion in urban centers, presented by China’s biggest rail transit equipment company, CRRC. Continue reading This Is The World’s First Rail-less Train And We Think It Is A Brilliant Idea!
There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!
If you visit Asia, you find a lot of interesting knock off toys and among them, was an interesting take of Transformers. Usually it comes as a battery-operated toy car that transforms into a rolling robot at some point as it travel. It was based on this toy which he came across during a visit to Singapore, Gennadi Kocherga toyed with the idea of a real life robot-transforming car and as you can see, you can’t say he did not succeed. Gennadi worked with his son to turn an infamously lacklustre Russian-made LADA VAZ-2110 into one that transforms into a robot while still remain drivable. I bet you will never look at a LADA the same way again. Continue reading Father And Son Turn A LADA Into A Transformers That Shoots Real Guns
Forget what you know about go-karting. Those fossil fuel guzzlers that kick out choking fumes are so passé because there’s a new kid in town that is going to change the way you look at go-kart – if you can catch glimpse of it. Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, an electric go-kart that’s so fast that it will make bystanders enviously dizzy. How fast you asked? How does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds sounds? That’s pretty darn fast. No. Wait. It should be count as stupid fast, really. 3.5 seconds is like far quicker than most performance rides you find on the road! Continue reading Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, The Go-Kart That Makes 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds!
Forget about mobility scooters for grandpa and grandma. Words cannot even explain how cumbersome they are and you know what? With a mobility scooter grandpa or grandma won’t be able to drive a regular car, because that clunky electric vehicle won’t fit in a small car. That’s not very wise if grandpa/grandma only wants it to deal with the last mile, like you know, zipping around the shopping mall and back to the parking lot. From the folks who leverages on Hoverboard (that doesn’t actually hover, btw) to bring you the quirky mobility beach chair, comes HoverBike (again, it won’t hover) that turns your Hoverboard into an electric bike – with four wheels. Continue reading Hoverboard-powered Bike Could Be An Alternative To Mobility Scooter
With so many campers/camper trailers going around, you hardly find anyone wanting to build one, but that’s not to say nobody does it. In fact, occasionally you will find home-built gem like the Atomic Camper, but have you seen one a functional caravan built entirely out of LEGO bricks? Well, if you haven’t, now you have because the LEGO Brick Caravan, constructed by UK-based professional LEGO builder Bright Bricks (the same folks who was responsible for the awesome Rolls-Royce engine from a few years ago), you see here is the world’s first and set the record as the Largest Caravan Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks back in 2015. Continue reading Watch A Functional Camper Built From LEGO Bricks Come To Live
After a two-year delay, the world’s very first mech battle is finally happening. The original plan for a showdown between U.S. MegaBots and Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry big-ass mech, Kuratas in 2015 had reportedly fell through due to “venue problems.” Two years on, it looks like the duel is going to happen, but this time, the location will not be disclosed to avoid any chance of the event being soured again, or so we read. For the uninitiated, Kuratas is the first MechWarrior-like robotic suit designed and built by Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry. Continue reading U.S. Versus Japan World’s First Mech Robot Battle Is Finally Happening!
Human’s fantasy of flight never cease since before the Wright Brothers. Now that we have realized flying, mankind is looking toying with other ways to take flight. Wait, what? You mean there are other ways to flying other than an aeroplane? Of course, there are. Why ‘are’? Because besides the various audacious plans like Martin Jetpack, Zapata Flyboard – just to name a couple – some people relish the thought of flying like Tony Stark AKA Iron Man. Popular YouTube Hacksmith was one of them, but nothing come close to what British entrepreneur Richard M. Browning has achieved so far. Call him crazy or whatever, this ambitious soul took to his garage to developed a real-life “Iron Man” flying suit which actually works, well, kind of. Continue reading Man Took “Flight” Like Iron Man With Tiny Jet Engines Strapped To Him
The things that madcap British garage inventor, Colin Furze, built certainly are ridiculous enough to quality them a place on the Guinness World Records and he certainly got recognized for some of the works, including the largest bonfire (2006), the longest motorcycle (2008), the fastest speed on a mobility scooter (2010), the fastest pram (2012), and now, he can add world’s fastest bumper car to his growing accolades. The BBC Worldwide sponsored bumper car, AKA dodgem, has made the run with Top Gear’s The Stig behind the wheel (or should we say, handlebar?) and in the process, setting the record of the world’s fastest bumper car. Continue reading it’s Official. Colin Furze Has Just Build The World’s Fastest Bumper Car
British mad garage inventor, Colin Furze, strikes again and this time, he was asked by BBC to build The Stig, the anonymous race car driver from BBC television series Top Gear, a new ride. According to BBC The Stig loves it when the slow is made to go fast which is pretty much the Colin’s speciality. In response to this request, Furze set out to procure a 1960s dodgem AKA bumper car and proceed to turn it into anything but an electricity-driven flat ride. The reborn bumper car is given a set of go-kart wheels and at its heart, it has a 100BHP 600cc 4-cylinder motor pulled from a Honda sports bike. Already, you know it is going to be an insane ride, don’t you? Continue reading Watch Colin Furze Turn A Bumper Car Into A 600cc 100BHP Monster