Mag Surf makes Hoverboards real thanks to superconductive liquid nitrogen

by Mark R

What you are seeing in the photo and the video after the jump is a demonstration by the Universite Paris Diderot at a science fair. This is the Mag Surf, and it makes our Back to the Future II hoverboard dream a reality. The trick is that the super-cold liquid nitrogen in this board makes it superconductive, which means that it repels the magnetic field on the track. With one …

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In the future, you can walk on a Passing Cloud

by Mark R

At some point in time, I think we all thought the sky would be full of airships, sort of like the alternate reality seen on the television show Fringe. This is concept known as Passing Cloud, and it is a stainless steel structure that can support spherical nylon balloons that link together to form a bubble cluster cloud. It floats up, and people take a literal walk on the clouds. …

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Lean Mean Green Machine

by Edwin

I know that the movie Green Lantern did not exactly make it big at the box office, but if you went to watch it without any expectations, then you would probably enjoy yourself somewhat with all the corny lines. Somehow superheroes tend to have hang ups in their relationships, don’t you think so? But I digress – being a Lantern, you can basically will anything and everything into existence, but …

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The eleMMent RV is luxury in a sexy odd shape

by Mark R

Just to let you know, the wheels of this eleMMent RV do not fold up, and it does not fly. Yes, it looks like this craft is from the future, but this 40-foot vehicle is so now. It has 500 square feet of usable area, a master bedroom with a 40-inch flatscreen, and a couch and a table that can transform to a bar and lounge. Still not sold on …

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Sibling Tricycle promotes sharing

by Edwin

What’s life without a little bit of conflict here and there? The $299.99 Sibling Tricycle that you see above might cause a dent in your monthly budget, but at least it kills two birds with one stone, but I might dig up another feathered friend to the collection if I manage to find more points to support the purchase of this particular trike. For one, you need to buy only …

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Augmented reality brings Japanese popstar Hatsune Miku to life

by Edwin

If you happen to rock to iOS and Android-powered smartphones and happen to live in Japan, then you might be interested to hear that Japanese popstar Hatsune Miku might be making her way into your Toyota Corolla (2011 model) as a passenger. Of course, she will not be there as a passenger, but rather, she will perform “live” on a stage in 3D thanks to an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. …

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This concept aircraft carrier is mostly made of ice

by Mark R

During World War II, there were a lot of technologies proposed that seem outlandish by today’s standards. One of them was by a British inventor named Geoffrey Pike, who wanted to build an aircraft carrier that was mostly composed of ice. He wanted to build it using Pykrete, a material that is 86 percent ice and 14 percent sawdust. You might be thinking that the only place to build a …

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Texas cops get the first police gyroplane

by Mark R

If you are ever speeding in Tromball, Texas, don’t be surprised if you look up and see this vehicle on your tail. Tromball is the first American city to own the first police gyroplane. This type of technology has been around for a while, and the Auto-Gyro MTOsport is cheaper than the average helicopter. This costs $75,000, while a helicopter costs $1.4 million. The MTOsport has a rotax motor which …

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