Turkish Designer Envisions Futuristic BMW Titan Motorcycle

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There have been endless mesmerizing motorcycle concepts we have seen in our time. While few have made real, most of them are lost in time. The Titan designed by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem is one such design that Batman would love to include in his fleet, if BMW so desires. The futuristic motorcycle concept Titan has been designed for BMW. Erdem has designed seven other concepts for the motorcycle brand in the past, all of which depict uniqueness and authenticity of BMW, but this one is arguably the best.

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The FJ Company Did A Beautiful Job On This Classic Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Miami-based outfit specializes in restoring old Land Cruisers, like this beautiful 1967 model – an FJ45LV in Capri Blue and white. It was the pet project of gentleman in Montana, who painstakingly sourced original parts for this most rare of Land Cruisers over the course of ten years.

h/t: carscoops

With his health sadly deteriorating, the vehicle passed on to a collector who commissioned The FJ Company to complete its restoration. The company found it extensively rusted but in highly original condition, right down to the engine and transmission, and supplemented by its former owner’s carefully catalogued stockpile of parts.


















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Mount Rushmore And London Eye Cleaner Shares Experiences From Amazing Job

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Thorsten Mowes has a more intimate knowledge of the worlds most famous monuments than perhaps anyone else on the planet – because hes spent his entire career cleaning them. As a cultural cleaning expert with nearly 25 years experience, he has been commissioned to make wonders all over the world shine like new – from the London Eye to Christ the Redeemer. The places he has been to, stood on top of, or even hung halfway down include Mount Rushmore and the Space Needle in America, the London Eye, the Statue of Christ in Brazil and the Forbidden City in China.


A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


The team cleans Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Two men cleaning Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Two men clean the Eibenstock Dam in Germany. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


A man cleans the Prague National Theatre. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


A cleaning expert cleans the Aachen Cathedral in Germany. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


The team cleans the Seattle Space Needle. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


A man cleans the hand of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Two men clean the Matsudagawa Dam in Japan. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Cleaning experts clean the London Eye. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Two men clean the National Monument in Indonesia. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Two men clean the Seattle Space Needle. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


A team cleans the London Eye. (Photo by Caters News Agency)

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This Ingenious Car From 1923 Turned Into A Boat

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It looks like any old car… (Practical Electrics magazine, Octopber, 1923)

In 1921, John A. Cowan patented a car roof that slips off and turns into a lightweight flat-bottomed boat.

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But as the magazine explains, the top simply pops off… (Practical Electrics magazine, Octopber, 1923)

The idea even was featured on the October 1923 issue of Practical Electrics magazine:

“Why go to the trouble of hiring a boat when out on a fishing trip when the top of your automobile makes a very serviceable skiff? As a matter of fact, John A. Cowan of Kansas City, Mo., has patented an automobile of just such a type in which the top comes off. It may then be carried down to the water, the oars removed and a pleasurable boat ride may be experienced. Of course if it should rain while the rowers are on the lake, the interior of the automobile would get wet, but who wants to be in an open boat while it is raining, so the cover goes back in place.”


And can be carried right into the water… (Practical Electrics magazine, Octopber, 1923)

There’s a risk of damaging the interior of the car if it starts raining. But perhaps that could be solved with a canvas cover over the open roof.


And as the author of the magazine article explained, you wouldn’t want to get caught in the rain… (Practical Electrics magazine, Octopber, 1923)

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Classic Cars Vs. Their Modern Versions

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There’s nothing like a classic car to give you that old taste where a car was a dirty rough machine that made you feel alive. Or maybe there’s nothing like a shiny, high power fully computerise car that look more like a spaceship than a car that makes you feel like an elite or some VIP. To each is own we guess, but we are sure there is no argument about awesome cars, in general, no matter which year, there’s something about awesome cars that get your blood pumping and the fantasies going. Below are a few examples of awesome car models the way they were in the past and how they look now.








































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Phoenix Vehicle Made From Bamboo Cane Is The New Green Car

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Future of cars is coming fast. It is no longer viable to drive on biodegradable fuels but the vehicle itself must be biodegradable. At least, that was the main idea behind the unique indigenous design by Albrecht Birkner & Kenneth Cobonpue called the Phoenix vehicle and made of bamboo cane stalks. It is amazing how the designers managed to pull out an aerodynamic line that is made of ecological materials and still produces a futuristic design.

h/t: wherecoolthingshappen

The car was handmade by a team of weavers in just ten days using organic materials – bamboo and rattan, along with nylon and steel. Designers’ goal was to produce a sustainable vehicle from natural materials and to interweave the future and nature. Therefore, this green car has a single spine, like most plants and vertebrae, and can be used with a replaced shell. A smart idea for today’s cars whose shells by far outlive their purpose.


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Motorcycle Hybrid Designed As A Survival Bike That Can Travel 300 Miles Without Refueling

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The Survival Bike is your tactical blank canvas. A utilitarian, military-inspired super-hauler, it comes outfitted with a universal rack that accepts a myriad of bolt-on mounts, harnesses, and fitments so you can pack along darned near anything you can imagine.

A primary fuel tank plus the added fuel from two optional red side-mounted fuel tanks will take you 250 to 300 miles without a fill-up. That’s a good thing when you’re traveling through the desert on a horse with no name.

This bike was built for the creative survivalist. Apply your favorite gear and escape with your life. For inspiration, check out the limited edition Black Ops version we’ve created.








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Stunning Pneumatic Wings That Actually Open And Close

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Alexis Noriega created a beautiful pair of human-sized pneumatic articulating feather wings for Halloween. She will be posting a tutorial soon for people interested in building their own pair.

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“I decided to start working with feathers and wings for fun and found that I LOVE the material and the possibilities,” the self-taught costume designer says. “Working with them is not easy and it takes a great deal of patience, but the results are always something I can be proud of. I hope that you find them as beautiful as I do.”


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Pokemon Go Craze In South Korea

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South Koreans play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. South Korea is not one of the initial Pokemon Go released countries, nor is the game likely to be released officially any time soon as the South Korean government does not allow Google to use its map; however, South Korean game enthusiasts are now visiting a handful of loophole areas in the north eastern side of the country near the border of North Korea to join the global frenzy of Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company as part of the Pokémon franchise. It was released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear throughout the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. The game is free-to-play, although it supports in-app purchases of additional gameplay items.

An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device is planned for future release, the Pokémon Go Plus, and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby. The game quickly became one of the most used smart device apps after launching, surpassing the previous record held by Candy Crush Saga in the United States, and was a boon to the stock value of Nintendo, which owns a part of The Pokémon Company. It was praised by some medical professionals for potentially improving the mental and physical health of players, but attracted some controversy due to reports of causing accidents and being a public nuisance at some locations. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


Barbie Lim, Broadcasting Jockey for a Pokeon Go Korea Facebook, wears a Pikachu headpiece on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


A South Korean youth checks the landmark visible on Pokemon Go application on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Koreans play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


A South Korean youth checks the landmark visible on Pokemon Go application on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


Lee Jeong-hwan, foreground, and Barbie Lim (R), broadcasting jockeys for Pokemon Go Korea Facebook page, broadcast live as Lee plays the game at the Express Bus Terminal on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


A South Korean youth checks the landmark visible on Pokemon Go application on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


Lee Jeong-hwan (L), broadcasting jockey for Pokemon Go Korea Facebook page, broadcasts live as he plays the game at the Express Bus Terminal on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


Lee Jeong-hwan (L) and Barbie Lim (second from left), broadcasting jockeys for Pokemon Go Korea Facebook page, broadcast live as Lee plays the game at the Express Bus Terminal on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths who makes allowance by subsituting the process of opening the eggs in the first few kilometers of Pokemon Go wait for customers on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


Lee Jeong-hwan (R) and Barbie Lim (second from right), broadcasting jockeys for Pokemon Go Korea Facebook page, broadcast live as Lee plays the game at the Express Bus Terminalon July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths play Pokemon Go at the Express Bus Terminal on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


Barbie Lim (L) and Lee Jeong-hwan (C), broadcasting jockeys for Pokemon Go Korea Facebook page, look at one users mobile phone as they broadcast live on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths walk on the cross walk as they play Pokemon Goon July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


A South Korean Pokemon Go fan (L), hurrays as Lee Jeong-hwan (R) and Barbie Lim (C), broadcasting jockeys for Pokemon Go Korea Facebook page, broadcast live the interview on the street on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean youths who makes allowance by subsituting the process of opening the eggs in the first few kilometers of Pokemon Go look for customers on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)


South Korean children play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

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Living With Humanoid Robot

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Photo by Franck Robichon / EPA

Tomomi Ota pushes a cart loaded with her humanoid robot Pepper in the early morning on her way to work in Tokyo, Japan, 27 June 2016. Reaching 120cm in height and 28 kilograms in weight, Pepper does not enter in the category of portable robot. But those characteristics dont stop Tomomi Ota to take Pepper in a cart to stroll in her neighborhood, go shopping or even take the subway.


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In June 2014, when Pepper was presented for the first time by Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation Softbank at a press event, Tomomi looked at the presentation via a live broadcast on Ustream. While some people were scared or reluctant by the new humanoid robot, curiosity pushed her to apply to lottery sales for the first lot of 200 Pepper.


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She was lucky enough to acquire then a Developers Pepper, the first models of the robots which need to be programmed by the users. Pepper entered Tomomis home in November 2014 and was soon adopted by her parents to become a member of the family. Having degrees in media design and music, Tomomi had to learn programming and her efforts deepened her bonds with her new friend.


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Capable of reading human emotions and to adapt to his interlocutor, the robot created by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Robotics is now used as customer service in stores and 1000 units are sold out in minutes after being on sale every month.


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Pepper is making his way to Japanese homes but few can enjoy so much outdoor like Tomomis one. Asked if she isnt worried about damaging her robot friend during her activities, the 30-year-old said that she is taking extra care as she couldnt imagine being separated two months from Pepper, the average time needed for a repair.


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