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Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

From the James Bond jet belt to a "Jetsons"-inspired "motorbike in the sky," one New Zealand company is bringing the dream of jetpack travel to reality -- and thanks to a significant new investment, it could be here sooner than you think.

By 24 February 2015

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Chinese retiree builds robotic horse

Su Daocheng, who says he is "addicted" to inventing, spent two months on the development of the petrol-powered beast.

By 29 January 2015

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Forget hybrid cars, hybrid airplanes are the next big thing

Researchers from Cambridge University have teamed up with Boeing to build and successfully test the world's first hybrid airplane engine.

By 21 January 2015

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Formula E: The electric car race generates buzz in Malaysia

As the Formula One season ends, a new series takes its place -- but instead of internal combustion engines, these new cars pack lithium-ion batteries and motors that sound like TIE Fighters.

By 25 November 2014

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'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

German cleantech company Sunfire GmbH has unveiled a machine that converts water and carbon dioxide into synthetic petroleum-based fuels.

By 19 November 2014

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New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

Using a titanium dioxide gel, researchers make a battery that could one day allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as their gas-guzzling cousins.

By 14 October 2014

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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?

By 14 May 2014

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Our cars: VW Amarok - 'Rok this town

The new XCAR long-termer continues to do its duty, but how does it stack up against its predecessors?

By 26 April 2014

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Oily Bits: The Intake System

To allow an engine to function properly, and for it to be controlled, it needs an intake system. Intake systems for petrol engines, which should be designed to deliver a balanced flow of air to each cylinder in the engine, consist of several parts: the intake manifold, a fuel delivery system, a throttle assembly and an air filter.

By 3 March 2014

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Geneva Motor Show 2014: Porsche 919 Hybrid

For too long, Audi has dominated Le Mans. Peugeot gave up trying to beat the German giants, Toyota has tried and thus far failed. Porsche's been away from Le Mans for a while, but if there's any company that knows how to kick ass at la Sarthe, it's Porsche.

By 6 March 2014