At the Beijing Auto Show on Sunday, Mercedes Benz took the wraps off its new Concept Coupé SUV. Building on the compact GLA SUV launched last year, the new concept flags the company's intentions to carve out a new class merging on and off-road vehicle design.
There are already plenty of solar-powered phone chargers out there, but they won't do you much good at night, when it's cloudy, or even if you live too far north. That's where the Trinity portable wind turbine comes into play.
Hitachi has announced that it’s installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, the new lifts can reach record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min.
It's important for firefighters to stay in touch with one another during operations, which is of course why they carry two-way radios. Researchers from Norway's SINTEF group, however, are developing a system that could allow users to receive and read text messages hands-free, via their jackets.
Charitable organization the Wellcome Trust hopes to develop the ability to manufacture blood outside of the body. Last week, it announced that test subjects should begin receiving transfusions of blood made with lab-grown red blood cells by late 2016.
The latest Bugatti special edition brings a little more intrigue than the average package, recalling what Bugatti calls "one of the first ever street legal super cars."
More and more, we're seeing technologies that allow pets to play with toys while the owner isn't around. One of the latest is a planned new product called Kittyo, which will allow owners to play with their pets even when they're not home.
As different human enhancement technologies advance at different rates, they bleed into society gradually and without fanfare. What's more, they will increasingly necessitate discussion about areas that are often overlooked – what are the logistics and ethics of being superhuman?
Anyone interested in the potential of carrying around lightweight, powdered alcohol that only needs a little water to become a cocktail now has reason to be excited about a new product called Palcohol – so long as it manages to make it through the final regulatory hurdles in the United States.
For the last 3 years, an Australian design team has been working on a multi-purpose powered board called the BajaBoard, with a 12 kW of electric grunt, adjustable independent suspension and LED lights front and back. The project has now headed to Kickstarter for the final push toward production.