DailyDirt: Odd Vehicles

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Lots of researchers are working on creating more efficient methods of transportation, but some folks just like building unique vehicles. Sometimes energy efficiency can't be the main concern in designing a new vehicle. Here are some weird and somewhat impractical ways of getting from A to B. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Nicedoggy, Jun 13th, 2011 @ 5:51pm

    Akira style vehicle.
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-electric-diwheel-hints-future-city.html

    Safer cycling. Sometimes the simple ideas are the ones that give the biggest returns.
    http://www.brighton.ac.uk/cem/news/2011/31may-emilyBrooke.php

     

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    Nicedoggy, Jun 13th, 2011 @ 6:06pm

    Maybe someday people will be flying in autonomous spheres around the city, like the japanese drones.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7dPgzMgf0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRqcIPHMlfM

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jun 13th, 2011 @ 7:00pm

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    NiceDoggy, those are some cool vehicles, too...

     

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    iBelieve, Jun 13th, 2011 @ 7:58pm

    I'll have the boiled Dolphin..

     

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    Pixelation, Jun 13th, 2011 @ 9:22pm

    "But heating up a ship's hull so that it can instantly vaporize ocean water seems like a fairly energy-intensive way to reduce friction"

    Global warming should help by reducing the amount of extra energy necessary to boil ocean water.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 13th, 2011 @ 9:28pm

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    Dang, why doesn't any innovation ever seem to occur in the U.S. anymore. We're too patent happy.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 13th, 2011 @ 9:30pm

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    (well, this isn't really all that innovative I guess, it's just a rotary inside a sphere. Still cool though).

     

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