How the hell did they cram an aircraft engine inside this van?

This rather nondescript van is being powered by something much more beastly than your usual pistons: an actual airplane turbine engine. Seriously, over in Russia they crammed a real gas turbine engine inside this van (it fills up the whole van, basically) with gigantic hoses, an humongous fuel tank and a sweet control… » 11/14/13 8:33pm 11/14/13 8:33pm

Leaked Documents Detail the Cyber Operations of US Spy Agencies

The Washington Post has some more documents that reveal the offensive cyber-operations of US spy agencies. The cyber campaign is even broader and more aggressive than we first thought and uses movie-appropriate code names like GENIE, TAO, TURBINE and The ROC. Apparently, US spy agencies launched 231 offensive… » 8/30/13 10:51pm 8/30/13 10:51pm

Mathmos Glowing Wind Lights Probably Best For Breezier Locales

Mathmos » 11/13/08 6:01am 11/13/08 6:01am' eight-inch tall windlights are pretty simple—just a generator, 2.4-inch propeller and two LED lights—but that doesn't stop them from having their own cute, glowing eco-charm. Basically when the wind blows strongly enough, they light up: dot them about your garden and you'd have a great display, but only if…

Monster Turbine In-Ear Headphones Impressions (High Quality, Decent Price)

Monster just announced their first ear buds, the Turbine "In-Ear Speakers", a followup to the Beats By Dre cans » 11/12/08 12:00am 11/12/08 12:00am, and they are quite nice for the $150 price tag. I tried them on for a few hours, and so far I've been impressed with the clean, deep bass and crisp, clear mids and highs. In fact, I'd be willing to put them…

Queen of England Buying the World's Largest Wind Turbine

We don't know how much it cost her, but word is that the Queen of England has put down some mega-bucks to buy the world's largest wind turbine. The 10-megawatt monster machine built by Clipper Windpower of Carpinteria, California will have a wingspan larger than two soccer fields and will stand 574 feet tall when… » 9/23/08 9:00pm 9/23/08 9:00pm

Aespironics Drug Inhaler Should Fit in Wallet, Be Cheap, Effective

An Israeli company, Aespironics, is trying a new approach in re-designing an old faithful drug delivery system: the inhaler. They've teamed up with an expert in drug atomization and a wind turbine researcher, and have come up with a breath-activated, turbine-assisted design that should be slim, cheap and easy to… » 8/05/08 7:15am 8/05/08 7:15am

Democratic Ecology: Philippe Starck's Cheap Designer Wind Turbine For Your Home

Famous designer Philippe Starck recently revealed he felt a certain shame that all the things he'd designed were not essential for living. This turbine, which he designed with the help of generator company Pramac, can theoretically provide a single home with 20-60% of all the electricity it needs. The name, which… » 7/02/08 4:30pm 7/02/08 4:30pm

Energy Generating Turbine Toilet: Poop Saves the Planet

If the Benkatine Turbine by Leviathan Energy finds its way into homes, your bowel movements will be able to help generate free electricity. Using the same technology found in other hydroelectric devices, the Benkatine turbine uses the water that passes through the pipes in your home to produce power. According to the… » 3/06/08 7:00pm 3/06/08 7:00pm

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 can… » 3/04/08 9:50am 3/04/08 9:50am

Exploding Wind Turbine Video is Destruction Delicious

Click to viewWind turbines are becoming ever more ubiquitous thanks to their gradually lowering setup costs and relatively environmentally friendly energy production. It is a bit worrying then to see this particular wind turbine exploding in spectacular fashion. Worrying may actually be the wrong adjective—I believe… » 2/24/08 6:00pm 2/24/08 6:00pm