Tuesday, April 19, 2011



SCIENTISTS have built the smallest petrol engine, tiny enough to power a WATCH.

The mini-motor, which runs for two years on a single squirt of lighter fuel, is set to revolutionize world technology. It produces 700 times more energy than a conventional battery despite being less than a centimetre long, not even half an inch. It could be used to operate laptops and mobile phones for months doing away with the need for recharging. Experts believe it could be phasing out batteries in such items within just six years.

The engine, that is minute enough to be balanced on a fingertip, has been produced by engineers at the University of Birmingham. Dr. Kyle Jiang, lead investigator from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, said: "We are looking at an industrial revolution happening in peoples' pockets. The breakthrough is an enormous step forward. Devices which need recharging or new batteries are a problem, but in six years will be a thing of the past."

Other applications for the engine could include medical and military uses, such as running heart pacemakers or mini reconnaissance robots. At present, charging an ordinary battery to deliver one unit of energy involves putting 2,000 units into it. The little engine, because energy is produced locally, is far more effective. One of the main problems faced by engineers who have tried to produce micro motors in the past has been the levels of heat produced. The engines got so hot they burned themselves out and could not be re-used.

The Birmingham team overcame this by using heat-resistant materials such as ceramic and silicon carbide. Professor Graham Davies, head of the university's engineering school, said: "We've brought together all of the engineering disciplines, materials, chemical engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ming Dynasty mummy in China

Ming Dynasty mummy in China

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 700-year-old, body of a woman inside a stone coffin in China

Credit Card scam in Australia

Credit Card scam in Australia - PLEASE READ


Monday, April 11, 2011



Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the Air travel industry for the next 100 years.. The radical Blended Wing design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Centre. The mammoth plane will have a wing span of 265 feet compared to the 747's 211 feet, and is designed to fit within the newly created terminals used for the 555 seat Airbus A380, which is 262 feet wide.

The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked up 159 orders.

Boeing decide to kill its 747X stretched super jumbo in 2003 after little interest was shown by airline companies, but has continued to develop the ultimate Airbus crusher 797 for years at its Phantom Works research facility in Long Beach, Calif.

The Airbus A380 has been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated $13 billion in development costs, which gives Boeing a huge advantage now that Airbus has committed to the older style tubular aircraft for decades to come.

There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most important being the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an amazing 50%, with overall weight reduced by 25%, making it an estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making Airbus's $13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky.

High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft, It reduces turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which adds to efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000 passengers flying comfortably at mach 0.88 or 654 mph cruising speed, another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed A380's 570 mph.

The exact date for introduction is unclear, yet the battle lines are clearly drawn in the high-stakes war for future civilian air supremacy.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Concept Cars 2010

Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept
The Mercedes-Benz Biome is a futuristic ultralight concept that uses advanced bio-technologies to increase eco-efficiency. It was created by Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center California for the 2010 LA Design Challenge.

The Mercedes-Benz Biome makes use of a hypothetical bio-technology called Symbiosis – "a system in which the vehicle becomes part of the ecosystem like the leaves of a tree."

The vehicle is grown in the company's Nursery through proprietary DNA. The customer's specific desires are genetically engineered into the Star and the vehicle grows when this combines with the Seed capsule.

The interior of the Biome grows from Mercedes-Benz DNA in the front star, when it fuses with the seed. The exterior grows from the rear star, creating the shape. The wheels are grown separately from four unique seeds.

The vehicle is capable of collecting energy from the sun and storing it in chemical bonds, in the form of a fluid called BioNectar4534.

Thanks to another technology trees can be retrofitted with receptors that can harvest their excess solar energy into BN4534.

This creates an incentive to plant more trees and collect more energy, while also helping the ecosystem. The vehicle can be composted after its lifespan is complete or used as building material.

Most of the energy used to power the vehicles is stored in a lightweight grown material called BioFibre. It is much lighter than metal or synthetic composites, but stronger than steel when mature.

Thanks to its technology, the Biome Concept releases pure oxygen into the environment.
Design Team:

* Hubert Lee
* Christopher Rhoades
* Nicolas Garfias
* Alan Barrington
* Daniel Kim
* Benjamin Messmer
* Jack Luttig

(Source: LA Auto Show)

Four Wheeler Magazine's Project Toyota 4Runner Backcountry is a special version focused on exploration. The 4Runner was lifted approximately 2.5-inches, using Old Manu Emu (OME) suspension system with heavy-duty springs and special shock absorbers.

The P285/70R17 Falken WildPeak A/T tires are mounted to 17×8 Teflon-coated ATX Mojave wheels.
(Source: Toyota)

Nissan has revealed the first image of the Murano CrossCabriolet, an open verion of the Japanese crossover that will make its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show and will go on sale in 2011.
(Source: Nissan)

Audi e-tron Spyder Concept: design process
Audi has released an official design story of its e-tron Spyder Concept, presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The material also includes photos from the design and prototype construction process.

Presented as a show car at the last Paris Show, the Sesto Elemento (Sixth Element in Italian) is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine with 570hp and thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber has a total weight of just 999 kg.

The extreme performances include a 0-100 km/h time of 2.5 seconds.

The projected price for the production version is about €2.5 million / $3.4 million.

(Source: AutoMoto.fr via Autoblog.it)

Train Ride in Bangladesh

Train Ride in Bangladesh

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Love Manchester United, backs Filled Tattoos "Red Devils"

Love Manchester United, backs Filled Tattoos "Red Devils"
John Retter really shows his love for Manchester United (MU). Because of his love, he fulfilled his back with a tattoo bearing the "Red Devils".

To get the best tattoo on her back that, Retter willing to pay 1000 pounds (about USD 14.4 million). That is the fee that he gave to the famous tattoo artist, Tony Gallon.

According to Tony Gallon told The Sun, "That tattoo symbols biggest football club I ever made."

The process of making a tattoo was not as easy as imagined. It took 16 hours to finalize until perfect. So as not saturated, during the tattoo, Retter reading biographies United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Really love MU.

Retter claimed never to miss the game MU, even through the television. Residents Paignton, Devon, southwest England, said, "This symbol is brilliant with lots of history. I am proud to have a tattoo like this," said Retter.

About the long feud between Manchester United and Liverpool, he said, "As the sun rises, I'll undress and sunbathe on the beach and would have many supporters who condemned the opponent."


Obese Ohio Man Dies After Sitting in Chair for Two Years

Obese Ohio Man Dies After Sitting in Chair for Two Years

Paramedics in Ohio received a call from a girl who was in need of help as her morbidly obese boyfriend went unconscious in his chair.

When the paramedics reached that place, the man was found welded to the chair and they were told that he was in his chair for last two years.

In order to remove him, a hole had to be made through a wall of the house and then he was removed from the recliner but he died due to his critical condition after being taken to the hospital.

Paramedics reported it to be the worst thing they had ever responded to as the man was found sitting on his own feces and urine and was covered in maggots. It was revealed later that the man had refused to leave his chair for last two years and his girlfriend was giving him food and soft drinks on the chair only.

Health official Jim Chase said, “The chair was very filthy, a lot of odor to it. Going in the house, the house was not clean. The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. It's unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that”.