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.
The Unsafe Child: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good 2015-09-02 0:39
The third grade classroom that was visiting our nature center for the day consisted of mostly boys–rowdy, loud and rambunctious boys. As we started out into the woods, the children spoke loudly to each other in anticipation of what was to come. After playing a quick game and explaining the ground rules, it was time for free play. As soon ...
Rights group demand police need warrant to access data 2015-09-01 23:48
American citizens should be able to rest safe in the knowledge that no one has the right to pry into their digital records, where they have been and how long they stayed there.
The Supreme Court has just received a brief from the Electronic Frontier Federation (EFF) stating that this should certainly be the case. However, in the case of Davis v. ...
Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities 2015-09-01 23:33
Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city [Milwaukee]. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this yearâ€“after 86 homicides in all of 2014.
More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ...
Bulgaria - Islamic State Terrorists Caught Crossing Into Europe Posing As Refugees 2015-09-01 23:47
Bulgarian authorities near the Gyueshevo border checkpoint detained the five men, aged between 20 and 24, late on Wednesday, Bulgarian broadcaster NOVA TV reported.
The men were stopped by a border guard, who they attempted to bribe with a “wad of dollars.” However, they were searched and Islamic State propaganda, specific Jihadists prayers and decapitation videos were found on their phones.
How This NY Mom Made the Case for Her Sonâ€™s Religious Vaccine Exemption 2015-09-01 22:27
An unidentified, Russian immigrant mother who practices the Russian Orthodox faith, has secured a religious vaccine exemption for her autistic son. New York has a bill on the table to eliminate religious exemption and to root out those who weren’t refusing vaccines on strictly devout, religious grounds. Yet, this woman’s plight goes back before talk of eliminating the exemption – two ...