Saab Aero X

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Saab is delving into its past to reshape its future with a radical concept car aimed at redefining the brand.

The sleek two-seater Aero X was welcomed amid 55 tonnes of ice imported from Sweden to reinforce the General Motors-owned brand's history.

The Aero X harks back to Saab's aeroplane history to create a look-at-me concept car designed to reassure people the troubled Swedish brand has a prosperous future.

A radical cockpit-style canopy negates the need for doors, instead raising electronically to reveal a futuristic two-seater cabin.

There are also no windscreen wipers, with a special coating on the screen designed to keep occupants seeing clearly in the wet.

"This car has given us the opportunity to push out the boundaries of Saab design, to explore new directions without any constraint," explains Anthony Lo, GM Europe's director of advanced design. "It represents our vision of what a high performance car from Saab could look like."

"We have focused on harnessing the visual potential of Saab's aviation roots, as well as introducing design elements in lighting and instrumentation that have been inspired by our Scandinavian experience."

Despite disappointing global sales and question marks hanging over the brand's longevity, the multi-million dollar Aero X is a fresh injection of ingenuity and excitement for a brand struggling to make it in a hard-fought luxury car segment.

"This concept shows the exciting possibilities that are open to us as we evolve a more progressive design language for the brand," says Saab managing director Jan Ake Jonsson.

GM of Europe's executive director Bryan Nesbitt says the Aero X is all about harnessing the company's heritage for inspiration and direction for a brand that appears to have lacked both over the last decade.

"This study shows how the strength of the Saab brand heritage can inspire bold, innovative design," says Nesbitt. "As we move forward with new Saab product, we will remain focused on carefully cultivating this brand equity in the context of Scandinavian design values."

The body of the Aero X is made of carbon fibre designed reduce weight, which is down to an estimated 1500kg.

Despite the Swedish influence, the Aero X has a hint of Australia beneath its bonnet; the twin-turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 is part of the Global V6 family that's made in Melbourne.

But, in an effort to leverage Saab's environmentally-friendly image, the V6 has been tuned to run on 100 per cent ethanol. In doing so it delivers 300kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

"Turbocharging and bioethanol make excellent partners," says Saab powertrain executive director Kjell ac Bergström. "In developing this BioPower V6 engine we
have been able to take the next step by using E100 fuel, pure 100% bioethanol.

"Although the engine is optimized for E100, the engine management system will still make adjustments for any bioethanol/gasoline blend in the tank. So, if there is no bioethanol available, the customer can still use gasoline at any time."

While the Aero X is very much in its concept faze, computer simulations claim it can reach 100km/h in 4.9 seconds.

That sort of acceleration also comes courtesy of the all-wheel-drive system and seven-speed manual transmission with twin computer-operated clutches; a system similar to that used in various Audis and Volkswagens.

There is also an active chassis system, which monitors suspension input and uses a computer to adjust the shock absorbers to the conditions up to 100 times per second.

Saab has also done away with conventional light globes throughout the Aero X, instead using more efficient and longer-lasting LEDs, a technology the company says "will be featured increasingly in future Saab products".

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Remote Controlled Shark

Surfing the internet i founded this funny toy.I'd like to play with it.

A full 2' long, this unique robotic shark has a full-range of motion to replicate the smooth, sleek swimming of one of nature's most efficient predators. It is able to gracefully maneuver up, down, left, right, and even backwards through water, in depths up to 9'. The shark can swim up to 40' from its handheld remote unit which is also submersible, allowing you to swim with your shark. The unit has a 15-minute run time per charge (four-hour initial charging; one-hour for each subsequent recharging), and an additional battery is available below for reduced downtime. Specify Blue or Red; each has a different remote frequency so that two can be used at the same time. Ages 8 and up. 6" H x 10" W x 24" L. (2 lbs.)

Price : $99.95

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High Class : Police Cars

Sunday, February 26, 2006

1) German police car - Lamborgini Gallardo - Max speed 320km/hr

2) Japan - Lncer Evo IX - Max speed 280km/hr

3)France - Peugeot Sports GT

4)Spain -Audi TT - Max speed 280km/hr

5)New Jersey Police car

6)Mini police car

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Dubai Projects

Welcome to Dubai.

Palm Island. Three artificial islands in the shape of palm trees will shelter nearly 500 apartments, 2 000 villas, 25 hotels and 200 shops of luxury. Palm Jumeirah, the most advanced, will be completed as of the end of 2005. Hundred twenty-five kilometers of coast additional will be thus created.

Palm Island

The World. With broad of Dubaï, nearly 300 artificial islands, seen sky will form a planisphere. If you want to acquire one of these islands, it will cost some to you between 6,2 to 36,7 million dollars. Work of fill, already begun, should be completed at the end of 2005.

The World

Burj Dubai. This phenomenal tower from which construction began last January and will end in 2008 should reach the 800 meters height. The building, built in three parts around a central column, finishes in spiral. It will count 160 stages.

Burj Dubai

Dubai Marina. new city, of a total cost of 10 billion dollars, will be built on a way of artificial navigation of 4,5 km. It will be able to lodge 120 000 people. Three principal towers will be set up and will bear the name of Arab perfumes

Dubai Marina

Dubai Sports City. This immense sporting complex of 7.5 km² will accomodate sports such as the cricket, the golf, Rugby, football, the sports of ground, track, and interior (tennis shoe, handball, volley ball). Hotels, residences and villas are also envisaged

Dubai Sports City

Dubailand Ski Dome. This ski resort indoor, will comprise inter alia a directional ski piste and tracks of snowboard (with 6 000 tons of true snow). "Pinguinarium", aquariums four seasons, spa cold and hot... are also envisaged with the program.

Dubailand Ski Dome

Madinat Al Arab. Here the representation of the one of the districts of the future greater sea front in the world, Dubai Waterfront. This sight accounts for the architectural ambition and the spectacular development of real constructions with Dubaï.

Madinat Al Arab

Hydropolis. Entirely assembled in Germany, this underwater hotel will be immersed with broad of Dubai at the end of 2006. It will comprise 220 continuations whose panoramic windows will give on sea-beds. The price of a room for the night would rise with 500 dollars.


Old Town. It is the final district of the building site located at the foot of the tower Burj Dubai. This great real complex will include the highest tower of the world, the greatest shopping centre of the world as well as a gigantic residential district

Old Town

Space Science World. Space is one of the subjects exploited in the immense park with topics of Dubailand which has the ambition to become the largest tourist park and of attractions in the world.

Space Science World

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Illusion : Magic Motion

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Move your eyes and concentration around to different parts of the following illusion, you'll see that the image will stop.

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Cool hand art.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A little imaginaion, and paint, and look what we have here.
Yes that is a hand.

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Sex Illusion !!!

On February 12, 2006 i posted here Ilusion : It's real ! ( Face Illusion ).Wana see it ? Click here

Now i present you another illusion based on the same thing.Rise from your chair and go back untill you understand what is here.

Funny plushy toys !

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Gifts ! We need them when we go to a birthday party, when hollydays arrive, etc.Bunnyes, bears, cats, this toys are everywere.I've found Patricia Waller, toy designer, and she make some new & funny toys.You should take a look at what she designed ..

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Real Time 3D Illusion

What is an illusion ?

An illusion is a distortion of a sensory perception. Each of the human senses can be deceived by illusions, but visual illusions are the most well known. Some illusions are subjective; different people may experience an illusion differently, or not at all.

A very fine, all-silk tulle which originated in France. It has a cobweb appearance. Hexagonal open mesh. Made in 52 inch and 72 inch widths. Used in veils, particularly for weddings, trimmings. incarnadine having the pinkish color of flesh; red, especially bloodred.

An abnormal perception caused by a sensory misinterpretation of and actual stimulus, sometimes precipitated by strong emotion, eg fear provoking a person to imagine they have seen an intruder in the shadows.

If you search into this blog you'll find some illusions, really intresting illusions ( Man on the wall - Illusion, Dot's Illusion, Face Illusion ), but now we present to you a new face of illusions, Real Time 3D Illusion.

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Coffee Design !!!

Do you like coffe ? Maybe you like, or maybe not, but i'm sure you'll like this pictures.Now you got the inspiration, try some new designs, and if you get something cool, send it to me, and i'll put you design here. Ejoy !

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Flower Printer

Surfing the internet, trying to find new & original gifts ideas look what i found .. a Flower Printer.This is orignal, and if i'm thinking a little i think that may be an intresting business idea.

Sending flowers and a card is one of the time honored ways of showing you care.
But what if the store doesn't have the right card to say what you want? Or what if you want to make a very special impression that will last even beyond when the flowers have faded? With the Flower Printer you can place messages and pictures directly on the delicate petals of flowers without damaging or ripping the flower. This wonderful new innovation allows you to send the message you want to loved ones, with that oh-so-personal touch, in a way they'll remember for a long time.

Included in the package
5 Bottles of Preparing Oil, Gallery Book, Software CD, 1 Ink Cartridge, Power Cable, Manual and Maintenance Card.

Price : $1,250.00
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3D pictures on Asphalt

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Now let's all say : WOOOOOW !!!!
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