If the pharaohs of old ever decided to build Popemobiles for themselves, I imagine they'd look something like this. What you're looking at is the Dreamcar 123, described by inventor Greg Zanis (pictured above) as a vehicle for the future that's as safe as the cars used in Nascar. Someday, he'd like to see his solar-powered pyramid travel over thousands of miles at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, though his current prototype's speed is measured by the dozen.
Zanis is big on safety, and as such his car is stuffed with "pre-inflated airbags," a top-mounted yellow parking light for visibility, and headlights and brakelights where you'd expect them. The dream doesn't end with the car, either — to help the pyramid stay ready to roll, Zanis would like to see special garages powered by a mix of renewable energy sources, from wind to solar.
Will his car ever take over the road? Probably not — especially with plug-in hybrids right around the corner. It's got a groovy retro-futurists feel, though, and we're down with that.
If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice? 2014 10 01
The subject enters a room in which a 12-year-old boy is seated. A 20-minute conversation ensues. The subject quizzes the boy about current events and other topics to get a sense of his intelligence and personality. But the boy is not what he appears to be.
Unbeknownst to the subject, the boy is wearing a radio receiver in his ear, and ...
Can holding a magnet against your head help defeat depression? 2014 10 01
Former GP Sue Mildred suffered from crippling depression and anxiety for 20 years.
On two occasions it was so severe that she ended up in hospital, and for 15 years she was unable to work.
Sue, 51, has tried antidepressants, talking therapies and, out of desperation, even ECT (electro-convulsive therapy), where an electric current is passed through the brain.
This did ...
Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police 2014 09 30 Theresa May to announce new Extremist Disruption Orders to strengthen counter-terrorism if the Tories win the next general election
Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.
They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, ...
Scottish Independence: Protesters demand revote 2014 09 30
Pro-independence campaigners gathered outside the Scottish Parliament for the second day in a row, this time to demand a revote of the September 18 referendum.
While yesterday’s “Rally For A Revote” saw the return of Saltires and Yes banners to Holyrood, it did not match the turnout for the “Voice Of The People” rally held on Saturday, when up 3000 people ...