While not quite as imposing as BMW Oracle's USA-17, the Vestas Sailrocket Mk.II is no less impressive. It's aiming to top 65 mph on wind power alone—the water-borne equivalent to going plaid—and break the short-distance world speed sailing record.
There's your average gadget-toy Christmas presents like an iPhone controlled helicopter or a rolling robot camera, and then there's a jetpack. Firebox have put the JetLev Flyer up for pre-order, which propels you 10m high at up to 22mph just using water.
"Backscatter" X-ray machines, which bombard your body with radiation at the airport, are a subject of controversy in the US. Not in Europe, Mother Jones reports—the machines are now banned throughout the entire EU over cancer risks. Good.
Ever wished there was a way to shut your tailgate that didn't involve, you know, using your damn hands? Well, this guy can do it for you using just the rear wheel of his motorcycle. Problem solved. [Carscoop]
Most of us will never know what it's like to be in the cockpit of a vehicle driving at 462 mph. But the team behind the Speed Demon have given us motoring mortals a tiny idea of what it might be like by recording a recent run with a collection of Replay XD1080 cameras mounted inside and outside the vehicle.
There's little more British than a muddy Land Rover parked outside a farm. Pay a visit to Overlane Farm in Derbyshire, though, and you might be shocked by what you see. Because it’s home to a production line of super-fast 4x4s that can leave a Porsche eating dust.
Good old British Airways looks like it's about to swallow-up one of its smaller, loss-making rivals, BMI, giving BA pretty much total control of Heathrow. BA's parent company IAG has agreed to buy BMI off Lufthansa for around £300 million.
Normally I'd not suggest lining the pockets of TFL more than you already do, but in this case, I think it's perfectly acceptable to give them £20 in exchange for access to one of London's most famous closed-down tube stations.
Daniel Simon designed the Light Cycles for Tron: Legacy and the vehicles for Captain America, but now one of his craziest concepts yet is coming to life in a street legal version. Let's hope no one kills themselves riding it.
Bad luck if you travel on the A1 southbound in Hertfordshire, and enjoy putting your foot down too hard -- the speed camera between junctions three and four has been named as the UK's highest-earner amongst the speed cameras.
Sam and I are in two minds about the driverless tubes which may well hit London in just 10 years' time. I think we can all agree it'll be a challenge to TFL (not to mention the daily commuters), but tell us who you think has the best argument below:
In a world where product lines must be updated at least once yearly to stay on trend, the Land Rover Defender has always been a breath of fresh air; virtually unchanged in its 63 years. After talk of a new model scared diehards silly, Land Rover's lengthened its life-expectancy by another six years.
How does one move 308 tons of solid granite from a quarry in Riverside county, through some of the busiest streets in the country, to the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art? This mammoth trailer is certainly a start.