Although we do still see the occasional person tooling around on a Segway, let’s face it; it hasn’t quite become the revolution we thought it would be. Marcelo Fornaso, an inventor from Argentina, has created the TILTO, inspired by the concept behind the Segway.
The rigid platform and unforgiving wheels will be replaced with tilting mechanisms and no steering wheel or handlebars. It will accommodate one person and is completely electric, with a maximum speed of 12 mph and a range of just over 9 miles.
If you don’t have the funds for a Wii, or perhaps just like being wasteful of paper, Receipt Racer is just the thing for you. Designed by Josh Noble, Receipt Racer is enjoyed on paper being churned out by a receipt printer. The printer spits out a racetrack featuring random obstacles which must be avoided by utilizing a controller to maneuver a car that projects onto the paper through a light beam.
A small group of businesses is spending over $430 million to construct a 100% recycled containerboard mill. The mill will be located in Niagara Falls, New York.
Cascades Inc., a packaging and tissue maker is teaming with a Canadian financial company, a packaging company called Jamestown Container and one other industry partner on this project.
A new handheld GPS unit by Delorme allows you to send short text messages, even if your cell phone is not receiving a signal. It is the new InReach Global Positioning System Communicator, and it can keep you in touch with society, even when you are out in the vast wilderness.
As you might expect, it is done through satellites. Delorme has partnered with satellite phone provider Iridium to present a messaging package at 10 bucks a month.