This Futuristic Car Has No Engine and No Transmission

A team of engineers at Ohio State University want to change the way cars work. Not only do they want to build a more efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicle, but they also want to build a car with better parts—in fact, so much better that you can do away with major components... like the engine. » 11/18/13 1:40pm 11/18/13 1:40pm

Effectively Double Your Kid's Birthday Present Haul With These…

I don't know about your family but when I was growing up, whenever someone unwrapped a present and found a box of some sort inside they'd say, "OH MY GOSH a box! Just what I always wanted!" and no one ever really laughed but we kept saying it year after year anyway just because why not. Well with the Rolobox kit—a set of … » 3/15/11 3:20pm 3/15/11 3:20pm

Honeycomb Tires Take a Lick, Just Don't Actually Lick Them

This 37-inch tire can take the explosion of an IED along with a few rounds of rife fire and still haul an armored Humvee out of a battle at 50mph. Completely airless and supported by a honeycomb-inspired series of hexagons, the tire's structure can distribute weight loads evenly while taunting the enemy that it doesn't … » 11/17/08 10:15am 11/17/08 10:15am

Hummer Tank: Right In Time for Winter/Economic Crisis

In case gas mileage on your Hummer wasn't spiting Prius drivers everywhere enough, engineers have pooled their talents to add aftermarket tracked belts in place of the "nothing wrong with 'em" wheels. Needless to say, MPG and top speed will be greatly diminished on this H2. But the tears shed in the face of its general… » 11/04/08 3:40pm 11/04/08 3:40pm