Nissan has its heart set on tackling the snow, with the all new 370Zki Roadster concept (pronounced unsurprisingly as 370 Ski). Built off the stock 370Z, the ‘roadster’ still got its powerful 332 hp engine. Of course, it requires more work than stripping out wheels and slapping on skis. Nissan partnered with American Track Truck to get this rear-wheel powered snowmobile ready for show.
This image may appear as a skillful rendering in photoshop, and we take great pride in telling you that is NOT the case. This is an actual photograph of Saturn taken by Cassini Spacecraft which has been hanging around the best looking planet in the solar system. The image was taken by Cassini in 2006, when the probe was in the shadow of the planet and looked towards the eclipsed sun for about 12 hours.
A handgun, a grenade, the chocolate weapons are all made of rich chocolate. We’ll call them the fat inducing weapons. They’re deadly, but they’re so freakin’ tasty.
It has been 50 years since one of the biggest developments in human history. On April 12 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Here’s the infographic to let you know how it all panned out, and how the historic flight worked. Full image after the jump.
Porsche Design has its name on some of the most aesthetic (and expensive) things around. Designer Andre Silva‘s independent design proposal is a Porsche Design smartphone that would probably fit in with other products from Porsche Design. The smartphone has an aluminum body and shows off a huge multi-touch screen, home and navigation buttons sit discreetly in the line at the bottom, while the speakers are kept out of sight and hidden in the glass-aluminum body.
We guess watching the Earth from orbit has to be a pretty romantic experience, and space would likely be the ultimate honeymoon destination. In the future, people going for honeymoon will get aboard the Horny Moon. Yes, they named it that. Seriously, these people can design spacecrafts and aircrafts, but when it comes to naming them, they suck; because naming things isn’t rocket science.
Anyways, the shuttle will take the honeymooning couples to space and detach their suites into orbit, allowing them to enjoy a trip around the Earth in privacy. The concept has been designed by Yelken Octuri, who designs aircraft interiors for Airbus.
If the name itself doesn’t make things crystal clear, let me tell you these are nachos shaped like spoons. They’ll make life a lot more delicious, once they stop being a concept and become a real product.
At the Cologne Bike Show, Yamaha unveiled its VMax concept bike. The one-off motorcycle was created in collaboration with fashion house Hermes. The idea was to “Reinforce the sculptural lines of this unique object and underline its emotional power.” Hermes draped the bike in leather, covering every non-mechanical part of the bike in Skipper buffalo leather. Brushed aluminium mirrors, meter case and exhaust gave the finishing touches. With all that leather and craftsmanship gone into its creation, the bike had a cost of $32000. Yamaha and Hermes do not intend to create a prodcution version, and this will remain a one-off bike.
Fujitsu has been playing around with a very interesting concept. The phone has a UI designed by TAT and two 960 x 480 displays. The screens can be switched between portrait and landscape displays, converting the phone into a clamshell or flip, effectively allowing you to change the phone’s form-factor. Scroll down for a video of the phone in action, plus another video demonstrating the prowess of TAT’s user interface.
Advertising is big, and you can expect it to be even at the most unlikely places. You know, something like having a giant Audi logo suspended from famous bridges throughout the world. A logo with rings large enough to actually support real Audi cars. This concept from advertising firm Access Agency sees a giant Audi logo, with real Audi cars, and with bright lighting. The massive Audi rings moving through and rotating on landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Tower Bridge, Venice. As an advertising concept, it is pretty genius, but real world implementation would be unlikely, simply because of the involvement of historical landmarks.