Archive for July 27th, 2010

Eco-Friendly High-Speed Train Design Unveiled by British Firm

July 27th, 2010

A UK designer firm, called Pristmanngoode, came up with a design of a new-generation, luxurious eco-friendly high-speed bullet train, which might become the future of sustainable transport in Britain.

The train is entitled Mercury and its design pretty much resembles the Concord.

The double-decker train is 400 meters long and can reach a speed of 225mph. It also has one of the world’s longest nose sections. » Read more: Eco-Friendly High-Speed Train Design Unveiled by British Firm

Sikorsky Firefly – First All-Electric Helicopter

July 27th, 2010

The idea of creating an electric helicopter has been floating for a while. However, due to the weight of the batteries the idea was never transformed into reality, until now.

Due to the great improvements in battery technology, batteries became more lightweight and able to store more energy.

Recently the aircraft company Sikorsky announced the creation on an all-electric helicopter that will be powered by new generation lightweight batteries. » Read more: Sikorsky Firefly – First All-Electric Helicopter