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Gary #Numan plays “Cars” with real cars! – AWESOME!

July 13th, 2010 Comments off

Seriously awesome DieHard battery commercial featuring the Godfather of Techno himself, Mr Gary Numan… just when you were starting to think that Gieco had all the cool ad men.

Check out the 1080p version in full screen!

YouTube – DieHard Battery vs. Gary Numan

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The #jet #cars are coming – Thanks to #Jaguar

February 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Wired has a nice little piece on the current turbine research going on at Jaguar (of all places).  Funded in part by the UK tax payer, Jaguar is looking at using a small axial flow turbine to power the car’s generator. The power train is all electric. This approach makes a lot more sense than Chevy’s Volt as these engines are lighter and a lot more efficient and reliable  than traditional reciprocating engines of the type proposed for the Volt.

Not Jaguar’s first dance with jet technology but hopefully this one will see a longer life span than the engineering test bed shown above from Rover’s earlier attempt at turbine power.

Jaguar Building a Turbine Hybrid | Autopia | Wired.com.

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Button on pole again in Spain: Formula 1

May 9th, 2009 Comments off

This season couldn’t be going better for Jenson Button and the Brawn GP team. Button takes pole position in Barcelona making it his 3rd time in the front spot out of 5 races. It’s incredible to think that just weeks before the start of the season it was very uncertain whether Jenson would have a driving contract or even if the Brawn GP team would exist.

More information about Jenson and this season can be found at the Formula 1 site.


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World’s Fastest Teasmade

April 6th, 2009 Comments off

One lump or two?

This just begs the question “Why?”.  I mean it’s fun to go fast and break records and stuff, but steam powered?  Charles Barnett III hopes to break the previous land speed record for a beverage maker which was set back in 1906 by the US’s Fred Marriott who scooted across the Mojave at 127.658 mph, tea bags in one hand, sugar cubes in the other.

The original Teasmade

Now I’d hope that after over 100 years of brewing evolution that today’s Earl Grey connoisseur would be able to out pace gramps but you never know.  They don’t make them like they used to!

Gizmodo – World’s Fastest Kettle: Steam Supercar to Break 170MPH Barrier – World’s Fastest Kettle.

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