Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Samsung's the first Solar Powered Full-touch Screen Phone, named Blue Earth($TBA). Samsung develops this green phone to reduce CO2 emissions. It features Solar Panel on the back of the phone, made from recycled plastic extracted from water bottles, recycled packaging; adjusting screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth can all be adjusted in an energy-efficient mode called "Eco mode" and even an "eco walk" function that lets the user count their steps with an in-built pedometer, calculating how much CO2 emissions have been reduced. The Samsung Blue Earth will be available in the UK during the second half of 2009.
An Australian group has translated the entire Bible into SMS format, enabling verses to be sent direct to mobile phones. In the latest twist on the scripture, the Bible Society in Australia is offering all 31,171 verses in the abbreviated text style. True believers can now encourage each other with lines such as "4 God so luvd da world" and "In da Bginnin God cre8d da heavens & da earth". The service claims to be "100% faithful" to the original. But receiving the entire Bible by SMS would take more than 30,000 messages and cost almost A$8,000 (£3,432). Source: Guardian News & Media 2008. Published: 10/7/2005
The AirCreation Tanarg($ 50,000 - 85,000) is a trike designed with passion, conceived to take you in pursuit of your dreams. Its novel design incorporates sophisticated structure (all welded stainless steel) with sleek curves molded into its composite skin. This two-seater is quite a revolution in the world of gliders. Built on a strong modular wire-mesh structure, the flying machine flaunts a very sleek and modern design. Powered by Rotax 912 or 582 silent engines which are selected according to weight/power ratios and reliability, this beauty comes for a price that starts at $50,000 and goes up to $85,000.
Tramontana R is a supercar from Catalan marques Tramontana. Based in Girona, Spain. It is an evolved version of the standard open-wheel two-seater, packing a Mercedes-sourced 5.5-liter V12 available in 550 hp guise or a twin-turbocharged 760 hp version that dolls out an astonishing 811 lb-ft of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and a 10.15-second run to 200 mph. Speed is electronically limited to 325 km/h. It features a chop-top steering wheel, an LCD instrument panel and the controls to the six-speed sequential gearbox. It will only make 12 units per year with a price tag of �385,000 (US$495,000).