Category: Travel

Modern expandable suitcase from Fugu Luggage for a happy journey

Modern expandable suitcase from Fugu Luggage

To revolutionize the luggage industry, Israel-based Fugu Luggage has come with an innovative suitcase that will answer all your luggage carrying woes for a trip. The industrial design company has given a major facelift to the traditional suitcase, both in its design and technology to create a modern lifestyle product. Named after Fugu, Japanese word for pufferfish, the contemporary suitcase can expand from carry-on to check-in size courtesy of its inflatable side walls. It comes with size and dimensions that comply with airline size limitation for baggage. It can then be expanded from maximum regulation sized carry-on size to the maximum regulation sized check-in.
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Airbus partners with aerospace firm Aerion to develop a supersonic business jet

Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet

Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet

Supersonic business jets are coming one step closer to become a reality in the future. Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus have partnered with Aerion Corporation, an American aerospace firm for the development of a supersonic business jet. Both these companies have come to an agreement for developing technologies that will make supersonic business travel a possibility. Dubbed Aerion AS2, the world’s fastest global business jet will come with a top speed of Mach 1.6 and international range too. The firms will try to build and certify the world’s first supersonic business jet by 2021.
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Ultra high temperature ceramics use may lead to hypersonic air travel soon

Hypersonic speed aircrafts

Hypersonic speed aircrafts doesn’t look that far away with scientists working on technologies for a faster air travel. UK researchers are developing prototype technologies that could see new types of aircrafts travelling at hypersonic speeds. Flying five times faster than the speed of sound, these aircrafts will cut the long travel times to very short ones. The hypersonic speeds will provide enough power to the plane that it will leave the atmosphere of earth and after flying through space, it will re-emerge as approaching near its destination. However, creating a material that can withstand high temperatures is the main challenge in making hypersonic travel a reality. Currently, Ultra high temperature ceramics are the only materials that can withstand such high pressure and temperature.
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Kormaran convertible speedboat can switch between six modes

Kormaran convertible speedboat

Kormaran convertible speedboat

Kormaran is a luxury boat concept that just like in sci-fi movies, can transform into various configurations in the blink of an eye. The convertible speedboat can switch between six modes and can be used as a monohull, catamaran, trimaran and a high speed and fuel-efficient flightmode. Besides that it can be transformed into bathing mode that offers a luxury sunbathing platform. A Nightmode is also available. The idea for this incredible concept was born back in 2007 whereas the company was founded in Salzburg in 2010. The first prototype was completed in 2012 and now the company has unveiled their new advanced prototype.

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Leggage laptop case offers foot massage during long distance travels

Leggage laptop case

Foot massaging laptop case

Leggage is a unique laptop case that along with carrying your stuff to your destination will also serve as massager for you. Offering an innovative solution to provide comfort to the travelers during long distance flights, the one of a kind laptop case comes with a relaxing massage exterior surface. The sleek and eye-catching laptop case has been under development for more than two years and now is available to the market. Long distance travel can result in poor blood circulation due to lack of motion. Leggage massage exterior surface helps in increasing blood circulation and help you relax in comfort.
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Helsinki Airport introduces real-time passenger tracking system

Helsinki airport passenger tracking system

Helsinki Airport has introduced an in-house tracking system that will monitor the real-time movements of passengers from their arrival at the car parking until the take-off. Using smartphones of the people to detect their exact location, the airport’s tracking system will be world’s first to track passengers to within feet. It is developed with an objective to observe the crowds and prevent bottlenecking at the two-terminal airport, which sees around 15 million passengers a year. However, the technology is facing a lot of criticism from privacy advocate groups and other agencies regarding passenger privacy concerns.
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Czech adventurers on a 900km journey in a plastic bottles boat

Plastic bottles boat

In an attempt to bring much needed awareness to the increasing plastic pollution in Europe, two young adventurers have created a plastic bottles boat. Honza Kára, a 22-year-old student and Jakub Bures, a 21-year-old mechanic are in the middle of their unusual journey these days as they are peddling their way almost a thousand kilometers from their hometown Nymburk down the River Elbe to the great port of Hamburg on the North Sea. The 10-metre long boat is made out of 5000 plastic bottles was launched officially on July 12, 2014 at Elbe river in Nymburk.

Plastic bottles boat

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Monsoon buster: Sardines boots fold into themselves for easy portability [W/video]

Sardines boots by Estel Alcaraz

Monsoons are here and I don’t like this part of the year much, owing to one simple reason that it creates so much mess. One thing that gets utterly messy in the rainy season is your pair of shoes or any other footwear that you are wearing. For this very reason in the wars of 17th century the wellington boots were invented. But they are very cumbersome to carry and are ages behind in terms of portability and looks. That is why Estel Alcaraz from Barcelona has come up with Sardines rain boots, a new avatar of wellington boots that weigh just 800 grams and can be folded to one fourth of their original size.


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goTenna lets you send text messages even without cell signal

goTenna- text without signal

Going on a hiking trip and fear that you will get lost and lose any chance of communication in the dense forest? Yes, it happens quite often as many adventure seekers get lost in the woods simply because they are unable to communicate with each other due to lack of cell phone signal and no internet. goTenna is an innovative device that can come to your rescue in such situation and help you to communicate with your friends and send text messages even without a Wi-Fi or cell signal.

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Parajet is now taking orders for its SkyRunner flying car

Parajet’s SkyRunner flying car

UK-based paramotor manufacturer Parajet International Ltd will be showcasing its SkyRunner flying car all this week at the Farnborough airshow in England. The flying car company will be trying to woo the potential customers so that it can get reasonable orders to bring the prototype into commercial production. Parajet’s SkyRunner comes with a price tag of $137,000 and is designed to work both as a standard off-terrain vehicle and as a flying machine also.

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