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Tesla Model S (Video)

Tesla Model S (Video)

You’ve seen the pictures, now see it in action. Tesla finally shows off its Model S electric sedan. The car in the video is actually an alpha version, but it’s already looking good. Awfully quiet too.

EcoRoamer Survival RV

EcoRoamer Survival RV

With 46″ tires and a Cat C7 diesel engine, the EcoRoamer’s size belies its sophistication; it uses a NASA-designed water-purifying system and pumps out a 0.8 mile wide WiFi signal. (Thanks Philip!)

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Cola Powered Nokia Cellphone

Cola Powered Nokia Cellphone

Daizi Zheng’s green cellphone concept has a biobattery that uses enzymes from carbohydrates in drinks like Coke or Pepsi to generate electricity; it also has a biodegradable handset. (Thanks Josh!)

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

Porsche has revealed their latest concept, the 918 RSR. Combining racetrack technology with the GT3 R Hybrid, the 918 RSR uses a flywheel energy recovery system for added power and traction.

Carbon Nation (Trailer)

Carbon Nation (Trailer)

Peter Byck’s non-partisan Carbon Nation movie presents the solutions and benefits of a low-carbon economy, e.g., strengthened business, national and energy security, and health improvement.

Singapore ArtScience Museum

Singapore ArtScience Museum

Next month, the Marina Bay Sands Casino and Resort in Singapore will be the proud home of the lotus flower-shaped, eco-conscious and world’s first ArtScience Museum, designed by Moshie Safadie.

The Sol Cinema

The Sol Cinema

A project of the Undercurrents charity, the Sol Cinema is the world’s smallest solar-powered movie house. It can accommodate 8 adults and mostly shows locally made short films. Video here.

No. 215 Lunch Bag

No. 215 Lunch Bag

Impress the foodies at the office when you bring your lunch in this sturdy, waxed canvas lunch tote, made by hand with leather strap, double stitched seams and hand hammered, solid copper rivets.

Mission R Electric Race Bike

Mission R Electric Race Bike

Mission Motors’ latest electric superbike has 141hp and 14.4 kWh of energy. Its induction motor provides 115 ft. lbs. of torque, enabling it to go from 0 to over 160mph in a single gear.

MB SLS AMG E-Cell (Video)

MB SLS AMG E-Cell (Video)

Auto Express got their hands on a prototype of Mercedez Benz SLS AMG E-cell. It’s got more torque and less horsepower, but the real loss here is the roar of the stock car’s mighty V8 engine.

Corona-Matic Waffle Maker

Corona-Matic Waffle Maker

Ok, it isn’t new, and at best it’s still a prototype, but still we must give a tip of the hat to Chris Dimino and the way he repurposed a Corona typewriter into a jumbo waffle maker. Because it rules.

Level Twelve PC Case

Level Twelve PC Case

Jeffrey Stephenson’s Level Twelve is a teak and bird’s eye maple PC case. The teak support box houses an HDD, optical drive and a USB 3.0 hub, while the maple box holds the main computer.

Google Earth Engine

Google Earth Engine

Google Earth plus Wayback Machine equals Earth Engine. The new technology stores historical and daily satellite imagery and data to allow scientists to observe planetary changes over time.

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Fridgecouch

Fridgecouch

Adrian Johnson saw a wrecked BMW coupe and was surprised to see that the back seats were in good condition. Now he reuses them by installing the seats in used refrigerator bodies.

Freitag F48 Hazzard Backpack

Freitag F48 Hazzard Backpack

We like this fun companion video showcasing Freitag’s F48 Hazzard backpack: it offers portrait and landscape carrying options, quick access toe loop and intelligent storage for all your gear.

Handsewn Leather Wallets

Handsewn Leather Wallets

Barrett Alley’s beautiful collection of heirloom quality leather wallets and accessories is sewn by hand and made with vegetable-tanned leather, linen thread and repurposed vintage materials.

R2B2: Pedal-Powered Kitchen

R2B2: Pedal-Powered Kitchen

Christoph Thetard’s concept kitchen removes all need for electricity, powering kitchen appliances with a pedal-powered flywheel. It can blend, chop, grind coffee, and beat eggs at up to 10,000 RPM.

Completely See-Through Fish

Completely See-Through Fish

These glass catfish (the rainbows are light reflections) are naturally transparent with the exception of their spines, which helps them hide from prey in the wild. We could use this power too.

Nemesis Electric Supercar

Nemesis Electric Supercar

Faster than a V12 Ferrari, the Nemesis (based on a rebuilt Lotus Exige) does 0-100 in 8.5 seconds and can reach 170 mph. Earth-friendly bonus: it’s powered entirely by 100% green electricity.

Bloom Laptop Concept

Bloom Laptop Concept

Created by students for Stanford University and Aalto University, the Bloom laptop can be disassembled in two minutes without the use of any tools, making it easy to replace or recycle its parts.

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Zero South Hummer

Zero South Hummer

Zero South and Jay Leno added a biodiesel generator that feeds power to four motors, one for each of this H1 Hummer’s tracks. It will be used in an expedition to the South Pole for a documentary.

Nissan iV Concept

Nissan iV Concept

Nissan’s entry to the LA Auto Show Design Challenge, the iV’s space-age looks belie its earthly origin – its synthetic ivy and spider silk frame is grown like a plant with the help of nanorobots.

The Disappearing Swimming Pool

The Disappearing Swimming Pool

Hydrofloors movable flooring systems enable swimming pool owners to preselect water depths and pool areas to be multifunctional. Bonus: a fully closed pool means greatly reduced heating costs.

EvoWood Knife Collection

EvoWood Knife Collection

Besides being aesthetically pleasing, the handles on Wenger’s Evowood pocketknife collection are made of sustainable Swiss walnut wood which would otherwise be scrapped as waste material.

2011 Brammo Enertia Plus

2011 Brammo Enertia Plus

Brammo’s electric motorcycles get more and more practical with every iteration. The Enertia Plus has a top speed of 60mph, a range of 80mi. and a built-in universal electrical adapter.

Mine Field Furniture

Mine Field Furniture

When departing in the ’90s, the Soviet army burned the explosives out of the mines stored in Mädasadam, leaving multitudes of cases as scrap iron. Mati Karmin repurposes these relics as art.

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