You are presently looking at the pedal powered submarine, called Scubster. Built by French engineers, this 3.5m underwater vessel is propelled forward by simple pedaling [no harmful emissions involved]. Although the compartment is watertight, one has to have an oxygen cylinder and mask to enjoy the ride. The man powered craft can speed up to 8km/hr [5mph] with the efficiency directly depending upon the rider. The more you pedal, the faster it is.
Check out this bamboo bench by Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges. Called the Pile Isle, the bench comprises of a bundle of brown bamboo poles held together just by four belts of stainless steel. Simple and cool, the bench has the natural feel to it, that is hard to resist. Be it the park or the city, the Pile Isle brings in the earthy feeling that we so much miss in the concrete jungles.
No doubt these are colorful food bowls, but unlike the conventional ones these have been made out of coconut shells. Now that’s something new, right? Normally the shells have no use after the removal of the edible portion which is why Bambu has thought of converting the useless shells into eco-friendly bowls as a sustainable alternative, that could be used for both cold and hot food alike.
Believe it or not but there are chances that cars could run on human waste. Wessex Water, a sewage treatment service in Bristol, UK has launched Bio-Bug [above] which is said to be fueled by the byproducts of human waste. The Bio-Bug which is a transformed Volkswagen Beetle is said to be the first car in UK to be powered in such a unique way.
Does the grin fill you with thrill or sends a chill down your spine? Whichever it is, you will experience these majestic creatures and know more about them in the upcoming Shark Week 2010 [dubbed the Happy Shark Week] which is to start from 1st August. That is why Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland has adorned itself with an awesome inflatable shark replica which seems to pop out of the building.