The Transition is the answer to the ultimate transportation device. Air travel relies on the weather. Unfortunately out living timelines are not flexible enough to allow the weather to get in the way. Imagine flying until the weather gets bad, land and drive until the weather changes. It now can happen. A plane that is garage-able, street legal, and extremely safe to fly. The engine runs on gas station fuel. The vehicle proves that the idea of verging technologies to have new innovation works. My question is can we figure a way to verge this with a boat?
Since the entomological study of ants, we have understood nature has used external skeletons to support creatures. Ants can carry many times their weight with somewhat ease. It has been a longtime dream of scientists to create super suits that a person can just put on and have super powers. Bionic suits have been in the movies like Iron Man and Spy kids. In the Spy Kids movie their handicapped grandfather leaves his wheel chair and puts on a suit and has better than normal abilities to run and lift. The military have been examining the possibility to have these exo-skeleton smart suits give them an advantage.
This month we have witnessed the start of what might mean the end of wheel chairs for many people. Here is the link for the marathon participant that shows what man can dream or imagine can be reality. This is truly an innovation that opens a world of possibilities! Bionic Suits Work!
In the trucking industry, many engineers don't take Hybrid technology as a serious challenge to existing technologies. After Volvo's world record run it leaves little to argue about. Green in trucking may yield considerable fuel economy, power to pull the toughest grade and deliver on-time for the customers delight.