ECCO electric minimalism

Those nice people at NAU Design have done it again with their Future Project and come up with a remake of our much beloved ‘door-mobile’ or VW Camper van which were so popular in the 1960’s. Its electric and it looks like an interesting drive. Like our last feature it only has three wheels. But the front wheels are huge looking a bit like tank tracks. With computer aided stability and auto -pilot sat-nav systems already being used by so many of us on the roads, surely something as novel as this could be on the cards in the very near future. The range of electric vehicles can only get better making them more of a realistic proposition for manufacturers to focus on.

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Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air

Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air

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Despite its incredibly low density, aerogel is one of the most powerful materials on the planet. It can support thousands of times its own weight, block out intense heat, cold and sound – yet it is 1,000 times less dense than glass, nearly as transparent and is composed of %99.8 air. The lowest-density silica-based aerogels are even lighter than air.

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