Decked in striking sleek looks, the Bizzarrini Veleno Concept is a car of the future. Envisioned as a supercar for the year 2030, the Veleno would be a eco-friendly biohydrogen-powered vehicle. Drivetrain of the car is an electric motor and hydrogen fuel cell system with nanotube tanks. The required fuel hydrogen would be generated by sources like algae and organic waste, which would then feed the fuel cell system.
In a different world or in the imagination of an author, a chair forged by a volcano would be something pretty damn badass. But since our world likes to play spoilsport, we instead get a cool looking hanging chair. Manu Nest by Maffam Freeform is a hanging chair carved out of volcanic rock Basalt. The manufacturers combined basalt fibers with ecoresin to create a lightweight hanging chair that looks pretty good. Also, the part about volcanic rock is true.
Another splattering of sexy from the Geneva Motor Show, the Giugiaro Brivido Concept is a hybrid running on a supercharged 3.0-l V6 pumping out 360hp working with an electric motor and mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Brivido goes from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 171 mph. Quite impressive, but lets face it, our materialistic leanings go towards looking at its beautiful body with eyes full of lust.
In 2009, vets at the Leipzig zoo were baffled when some bears began to lose hair. Not just a few clumps, but their entire fur coat. Vets earlier assumed the bears were going to grow a thicker fur coat to deal with the winters in Leipzig, away from their native South America. That didn’t happen, and the animals went full bald, and took on a way more scary appearance. In a discussion thread on Reddit, someone remarked that even polar bears could go green.
Artist Simon Harsent finds his calling in photographing icebergs. This set in particular takes a good, hard look at what may be loosely called the life span of an iceberg. The portraits start with massive icebergs as they reach Greenland’s Disco Bay from the Ilulissat Icefjord and goes on to the east coast of Newfoundland, where the icebergs have been mostly battered, melted and traveled hundreds of miles. You could buy individual portraits of the icebergs, or the book here.
Artist Robert Jefferson Travis Pond delves into scrap metal mostly from motorcycle parts, old gears, steel handles and a few other things to create these imposing, surreal animal sculptures. The impressive part of course is his ability to weld all these seemingly unrelated parts that don’t quite lend themselves to sculpting, and still come out with legible and great looking sculptures.
It looks like the latest creation of Andrew Chase is busy devouring anything that comes in its path. But that was kind of obvious given most creatures would fall prey to the “Tyrant Lizard”. The handmade mechanical creation was built using recycled metal that primarily came from transmission parts, conduit, plumbing pipe and unidentifiable widgets found in industrial salvage yards. The tyrannosaurus rex sculpture stands 2 feet high, is six feet long and weighs about 40 pounds.