JetSurf – a high-tech motorized surfboard

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JetSurf takes watersports to a whole new level.  This gas-powered mini-surfboard is about the size of a wakeboard, and its carbon-fiber-and-kevlar body is powered by a two-stroke internal combustion engine.  You don’t need waves (or paddling) to move. You just hold on to the handle, press the hand-operated control unit, and you’re off and surfing.

 

 

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ZBoard – world’s first weight-sensing electric skateboard

ZBoard

ZBoard

ZBoard is laying claim to being the “world’s first weight-sensing electric skateboard.”   It delivers up to 400 watts of motor power via a simple, lean-and-go interface. The result is that riders will get up to 17 mph worth of speed without having to scuff their soles on the pavement. (Video)

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Motorized Knee Allows Wearer To Use 30% Less Muscle Power

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The researchers at Japan’s Tsukuba University seem to be particularly active when it comes to enhancing human body functions. This is the institution where the famous robot suit HAL-5 was developed and now we have another invention that can help boost the efficiency of our bodies – if that’s what we want and need, that is.

 

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Pool Table That Disappears Before Your Eyes

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You have to see this, disappearing pool table

 

 Let’s say you wanna buy yourself a round Pool Table. Problem is you don’t have the room to keep a a pool table in your game room. Or do you? Here’s a unique way to have the table you desire and then make it conveniently disappear when you’re done, without being David Copperfield. That’s because the disappearing pool table rises from a side-sliding trap door in the floor thanks to a motorized hydraulic lift.

 

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History of the World’s Craziest Invention – The Monowheel

History of the World’s Craziest Invention - The Monowheel

First Monowheel

A monowheel is a crazy contraption where the rider sits inside the wheel. Not to be confused with a unicycle, where the rider sits above the wheel, the monowheel is a hard to drive and hard to steer vehicle that has a unique and colorful history.  Here is a collection of some pretty amazing photos. (Pics)

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