There are so many ways to get from point A to point B. In the future, we might use a flying electric hybrid car, a hand-held jet engine, a solar airplane or a transparent car. Wait, that's not the future. That's now.
Audi has released a sneak-peak sketch of its sporty coupe-inspired Q4, which will appear at the Beijing Auto Show later this month. We likey.
The Skylys flying drone car concept, developed by French startup Mix Aerospace, is a modular, autonomous vehicle capable of driving or flying itself. The company is currently seeking more than $3 million via Indiegogo to build a facility in California and thinks they could have a vehicle in the air by 2018.
Push, press, squeeze, roll and twist. No matter how much you try, some percentage of toothpaste remains in the tube and eventually goes in the trash. Arizona State University design student Nicole Pannuzzo has come up with a design that might do away with the waste. Her origami tube collapses down into nothing and could get you more for your money.
Tired of faking your emotions all of the time? These specs could be your solution. Developed by Hirotaka Osawa of Tsukuba University in Japan, the eyeglasses display eyeballs in the lenses that track people's movements and express friendliness even if the wearer is in a bad mood. Creepy.
Some people just can't go fast enough. For them, Dreamscience has developed the Thrusters -- four handheld jet engines that one can strap on to accelerate with an extra burst of speed.
This funky electro-cruiser from Johammer debuted at the Linz motorcycle show in February and is now close to production. Among its unique features is a dash displaying speed and charge information on the mirrors. The big 12.7 kWh battery stack offers riders an anxiety-free, 124-mile range when fully charged.
Bulgaria-based Jaktogo has a lightweight wearable bag that can hold all kinds of soft luggage, including shirts, pants, underwear, socks, towels and whatever else the traveler can stuff into the pockets up to 22 pounds. Take that, airline fees.
From the folks who brought us the solar-powered Solar Impulse plane comes the Solar Impulse 2, the next generation aircraft. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg unveiled their latest version this week at Payerne Air Field in Switzerland and hope to use the plane to finally circumnavigate the globe in 2015.
Using 3-D printing techniques, researchers have made a tumor-like lump of cancer cells that more closely resembles natural cancer than cells cultured in a lab dish. By doing research on 3-D printed cells, doctors could better understand the development, invasion and metastasis of cancer -- information that could lead to better treatments.
This week Land Rover showed off its Transparent Bonnet -- "hood" for us Americans. The car itself is not see-through. It's an illusion created by a web of cameras and projectors that project the area just in front of and underneath the nose of the vehicle onto a head-up display. With it, the driver is able to see obstacles and terrain that would otherwise be hidden from view.