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X-STEAM! The Future of Rail

Posted: May 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: biofuel, Fast, Faster, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on X-STEAM! The Future of Rail

X-STEAM! The Future of RailOff the cuff a 75 year old steam locomotive and green, sustainable transport seem to have less than naught in common. Not according to the Coalition for Sustainable Rail – CSR – who reckon they can reinvigorate Locomotive 3463, circa 1937, bringing her back to life as the world’s first carbon-neutral higher-speed locomotive.

CSR is a superneat collaboration between the University of Minnisota and Sustainable Rail International – SRI – a not for profit research group dedicated to the research and development of modern steam trains.

“This is a pretty Radical idea, but there’s a lot of science behind it,” Davidson Ward, SRI president said “looking to technologies of the past to inspire solutions for today’s sustainability challenges.”

SRI acquired the large test bed steam locomotive – Locomotive 3463 – via donation from the Great Overland Station Museum in Topeka, Kansas. This locomotive, built in 1937 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, will be reconfigured by SRI’s locomotive modernization experts, then tested as part of CSR Project 130 :: Read the full article »»»»


Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Buster Cookson, China, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica

The Chengdu J-20 [Jian-20 literally Annihilator-Twenty] is a purported fifth generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] In late 2010, the J-20 underwent high speed taxiing tests. The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019 :: Read the full article »»»»


Wiki: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Posted: October 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, Wiki, World First | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wiki: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Anyone with an interest in man-made-machinery, older than 30, has to have some space in their mind that allows a smile at the thought of the Blackbird, it is one of those machines that was just done to perfection. Blackbird was instigated for possibly all the wrong reason, regardless, it’s design alone puts this creation in a category of it’s own :: Read the full article »»»»


NEW 2012 Porsche Carrera

Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Grilled, porsche | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on NEW 2012 Porsche Carrera

At nearly 50, the Porsche 911 Carrera is apparently younger than ever. The completely redesigned seventh-generation sports car icon is stepping into the limelight with its sleek and stretched silhouette, exciting contours and precisely designed features. Yet from every angle it is unmistakably a 911, holding true to the Porsche 911 Carrera ‘evolution, not revolution’ design philosophy. Read the full article »»»»


Ken Block, the man behind the Wheel

Posted: August 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ken Block, the man behind the Wheel

Ken Block is the sort of driver that other rally drivers love to hate. After shooting to YouTube stardom with his Gymkhana – extreme driving video’s  – then stepping into a rally car in which he now consistently finishes in the top five. Block’s previous life is even more astounding! The founder of ubersuccesful brand DC Shoes, Block is a multidemsion driven bloke who is seemingly unstoppable. There is more to Ken Block than just grinning behind the wheel of an extreme rally car while driving sideways, sideways then more sideways. Ken Blocks story is a tale of the kid from the block working his ass off and making it good. He’d started his first company while he was still in community college and has just never stopped. Read the full article »»»»


Wiki: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wiki: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. Read the full article »»»»