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    Der Ziesel is an off-road wheelchair. Powered by a Li-Ion battery, goes up to 22mph and featuring two 4.4kW electric motors, a 6kWh battery, a roll bar, a bucket seat with a four-point safety seat belt, suspension, delta tracks and the joystick controller of the vehicle.
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    Researchers at Utah State University have successfully developed and tested an electric bus that charges wirelessly through induction. The battery-powered bus recharges every time it drives over a charge plate, which can safely be placed underneath bus stops. Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) is now in talks to promote the use of such buses in more cities.
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    75-year-old Gennai Yanagisawa, who runs an electronics equipment company in Matsumoto, central Japan, and created a 75kg (165-pound) one-man aircraft. The GEN H-4 is a single-seater helicopter "has two rotors turning in opposite directions to maintain stability, and four engines that enables a 30-minute flight with a top speed of about 56 miles per hour."
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    Ever dreamed of owning your own flying car… from the 1950s? Greg Herrick, an aircraft collector in Minneapolis, is selling his 1954 Taylor Aerocar N-101D with an asking price of $1.25 million. His flying car of the retro-future sports a yellow and black body, still works! The Aerocar designed by Moulton Taylor in 1949, and only five were ever produced.
    Some of the specs from his list:
    "The AEROCAR features side-by-side seating for two. Advanced for its time, most of the fuselage skin is of composite material and the car is front wheel drive. In flight the wings are high and unobtrusive. Powered by a Lycoming O-320 Engine the propeller is mounted at the end of a long tail cone, the latter angled up for propeller clearance. Cruise speed is about 100 mph. Takeoff speed in 55 mph and the airplane is controlled by the same steering wheel as is used for driving."
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    We posted about the FlyNano last year, this week FlyNano has flown its electric prototype(watch the video after more), equipped with a new battery-powered engine. FlyNano has been promising a lot: its carbon fiber personal seaplane is small, lightweight, easy to fly without a pilot's license, and costs under $34,000. With a small electric engine, you'll be able to hit over 80 mph, and the 9,800-foot service ceiling and 40-mile rang. FlyNano has promised a final design next year with a delivery date at the end of 2013.
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    1953 Timossi-Ferrari Arno XI racing hydroplane.
    600+ bhp, 4,493.73 cc Ferrari Tipo 375 F1 V-12 engine with twin superchargers and twin four-choke carburettors, Timossi di Azzano three-point racing hydroplane hull. Length: 6,200 mm (245”). Beam: 2,470 mm (97.24")
    • Achille Castoldi’s famed Ferrari V-12 Timossi 800 kg class racing hydroplane
    • Reset the world speed record in its class on 15 October 1953, at 241.708 km/h
    • Beautifully and painstakingly restored; engine confirmed original by Ferrari S.p.A.
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    Powered by a 4-cylinder automotive engine, the UH-18SP is everything you'd ever want in a hovercraft. Convert your hovercraft into the 18SPW Hoverwing in less than twenty minutes and fly up to 10 feet high over waves, rocks, beaches and fields in ground effect. The wings roll up and can be stored aboard the craft for easy transportation and rapid deployment.
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    The FlyNano can take off and land off water, seats a single daredevil and costs EUR 27,000(about $39,000). It is one of the lightest single-person aircrafts that weighs just 70 kilograms. Available in three version, one electric, one gas 24 bhp and 35 bhp models, one racing is capable of flying for about 43 miles. The Flynano tops out at over 140 km/h, with a service ceiling of 3 km.
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    The EGO, the world’s first compact semi submarine, itscockpit is located below the floating hull so while cruising about you always have a lovely view of what lies below. The windows of the EGO are made of special acrylic materials, mostly used in aquariums to withstand water pressure and enable light transmission for better visibility. It features a top speed of 4 knots for 4 hours, and it runs for 6-10 hours on a single charge. Other equipment includes a monitoring LCD system, battery monitoring systems, VHF marine two way radio, digital depth gauge, foot pedal, compass and clock.
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    The Seabreacher X is a two seater boat, it looks like a great white shark, the Seabreacher X boosts the performance with a 260hp supercharged engine, allowing the vehicle to travel at speeds of 50 mph on the surface and 25 mph underwater. The Seabreacher is capable of jumping up to 12 feet out of the water and roll 90 degrees to the right and left (watch the video!). The boat plunge under the water with the push of a joystick and can remain submerged for 20 seconds. Other features include a snorkel mounted video camera transmits live video to LCD screens for the pilot and passenger during dives, GPS navigation, and on board stereo system with iPod docking. It costs about £60,000.
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    A small New Mexico company, Desert Aerospace has modified a two-seat TST-14J sailplane to fit a 45 pound PBS TJ-100 jet engine that weighs merely 45 pounds and produces 240 pounds of thrust. The tiny engine allows the glider to climb at more than 900 feet per minute, at the soaring altitude, the engine folds down inside the fuselage and retractable doors provide an aerodynamic covering. Watch the video of it in action.
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    The Sikorsky X2 helicopter is alaredy broken the speed record of 249 mph for rotorcraft in 1986,  achieving a maximum speed of  at 258 mph one-hour. The Sikorsky X2 has double-decker, quadruple blade, with a six-bladed prop in the back, and it's all designed to cruise at high speeds. The Sikorsky X2 Helicopter is an experimental aircraft designed to "demonstrate that a helicopter can cruise comfortably at 250 knots while retaining such desirable attributes as excellent low-speed handling, efficient hovering, and a seamless and simple transition to high speed. "
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    For $2,000,000, a personal submarine, with two seats. This is the two-person submersible that can descend to a depth of 1,000'. It features a climate-controlled acrylic pressure sphere, a 120- and 24-volt battery bank, two 3-hp main thrusters, two 3-hp vertical thrusters, four external halogen lamps, upright seating, a VHF radio for communication with the surface and GPS so you know just where the hell you are in the Atlantic.
    UH-18SPW Hoverwing($5,200+) powered by a 4-cylinder automotive engine, is designed for people who love to play, can fly up to 10 feet high over waves. The wings roll up and can be stored aboard the craft for easy transportation and rapid deployment.
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    The Green Samba Personal Water Craft by Ohio-based Silveira Group is all about performance on the open water without emitting toxic fumes of any kind.  It is an all-electric personal watercraft, powered by twin direct drive electric propulsion pods, can reach top speed of 65 mph performance of the fastest 260 bhp sit-down PWCs, with zero emissions. The company is expected to showcase a working prototype of the carbon fiber construction Green Samba for testing later this year. The Samba is ridden in a motorcycle-like crouch and was developed with the specific intent of creating the PWC V 3.0.
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    Mercedes-Benz and Eurocopter have worked together to unveil the Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 luxury helicopter. It is an eight seats, twin-engine turbine luxury helicopter, the cabin layout has been inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s new R-Class range. The EC145 is equipped with comfortable seats made of exclusive materials coupled with sumptuous wood for the floors and ceiling. All seats are mounted on rails and can be quickly and easily reconfigured or removed to make room for luggage. There are also three multi-function boxes with features such as a cool box, cup holder, table, 15-inch monitor and DVD player. The interior offers supreme flexibility for both business and private travel: in the partition wall which separates the cockpit from the cabin, extra storage space is provided by drawers.

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    If you want to get a private submersible? The VAS submersibles from US-based Nautilus Submarines is one of the best options on the list. The VAS is the only private submarine offering the option of a Diver Lockout which allows you to exit the submarine underwater while underwater. The VAS submersibles can accommodate up to 12 passengers and the Mk III version featured above carries five passengers and can do up to 10 miles or 6 knots, which allows for an 8-hour mission time in addition to a 96-hour backup, providing over four days of underwater protection. It'll set you back $2.7 million.
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    Instead of using a fixed motor attached to the body of the helicopter to drive the blades, the rocket powered helicopter using small rocket motors install at the tips of the blades to power it. There is no engine installed on the Dragonfly DF1, the hydrogen peroxide rockets produce no pollution and with less vibration and improved stability. The Dragonfly can stay aloft for 50 minutes and has a maximum speed of 40 mph. Watch the video!
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    This Flying Hovercraft is a "wing in ground effective vehicle" by Rudy Heeman of Nelson, New Zealand. He has developed a hovercraft that can fly and could be used as boat or land vehicle. Mr Heeman spent 11 years, and made in the inventor’s garage, this hovercraft is crafted while using various parts from other vehicles like scooters, BBQs, and junked cars. The hoverwing sets off like a normal-hovercraft but when it reaches top speed of 60mph, its wings can be extended and it takes flight. This machine has a 1.8 liter Subaru engine which allows for a maximum of 225 kilometers and its wings are removable. When in flight, this machine can carry only two people or 160 kg, but in hovercraft mode the capacity increases to three people. The maximum altitude of this Flying Hovercraft is around 3 meters.
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    The world's largest solar boat has been unveiled. Called PlanetSolar, which is a 31m long and 15m wide white catamaran, has been designed to reach a top speed of around 15 knots, and can hold up to 50 passengers. Power entirely by up to 500 square metres of photovoltaic solar panels. The boat’s 38,000 photovoltaic cells have been provided by SunPower, their new cells have an efficiency of at least 22%. The boat has been designed for a global circumnavigation planned for 2011. The 60 ton catamaran has been built at the cost of 18 million euro(about $24.4 million) at the Knierim Yacht Club in Kiel in northern Germany.
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