Queen Elizabeth Will Float the Biggest Marine Turbine Engine in History

The 109,000 HP Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C diesel engine is the largest and most powerful, but at 2,300 tons, any warship it's attached to is going to have trouble outmaneuvering jellyfish, much less torpedoes. Instead, the British Navy is relying on a new gas turbine engine that, while only half as powerful as the RTA96,… » 1/31/13 11:30am 1/31/13 11:30am

Awesome Time Lapse Shows How Rolls-Royce Builds Its Jet Engines

The 152,455-piece Lego Rolls-Royce Trent engine may be the most complex Lego machine ever built, but it's nothing compared to the real thing. This awe-inspiring time lapse video shows how they build the turbo-fan engine that powers some of the most popular airliners in the world, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. » 7/16/12 7:20pm 7/16/12 7:20pm

7 Tools for Riding in Style This Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is coming up, the last chance to let loose before fall. These seven devices will make the final road trip of the summer your most memorable yet. » 8/30/11 4:00pm 8/30/11 4:00pm

I, for one, have the directional skills of a . I can get lost in my own house. But the Garmin nüLink 1695 can keep me from getting lost on the open…

Is That a Power Cord Coming Out Of Your Rolls Royce?

Rolls Royce has planned to release an electric version of their car for some time, but before they do that, they're making a concerted effort to make sure they nail every detail. It is, after all, still a Rolls. So the 102EX, as they're calling their electric car, is a test model that'll tour around, get pushed to the… » 3/01/11 6:40pm 3/01/11 6:40pm

Stratos Double-Deck Airplane May Be the Future of Aviation

The Stratos is one of those commercial planes that actually makes me think "this is how the future will look like". Rather than just being the same old basic design that has been with us forever now, the Stratos has a large 237-foot wingspan and two massive engines mounted on the back, giving it a way more stylized… » 11/24/08 7:20pm 11/24/08 7:20pm

Jet-Powered Minivan Is Probably Batman's Aunt's Car

This van has been retrofitted with a Rolls-Royce Nimbus helicopter jet turbine by Chris Krug, who should really be working for Tony Stark. The jet turbine has about 1,000 shaft horsepower at 2,100 RPM, which allows it to do 1/8th of a mile at 103mph in 7.14 seconds. Not bad for a Dodge Caravan, especially one that… » 3/04/08 9:50am 3/04/08 9:50am