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Friday, July 9, 2010

MotorCycle Helmet with a rear-view mirror in the visor

MotorCycle Helmet with a rear-view mirror in the visor
Amazingly Unique Helmet for Motorcycle

Reevu Motorsports Helmets (Images courtesy Reevu)

Reevu site claims that this is how your view would appear when wearing the helmet.
Similar helmets using cameras and LCDs already exist, but they do it all with optics and mirrors, so there’s no electronics to power, or malfunction. 

By Andrew Liszewski
What’s most intriguing about these Reevu helmets isn’t the fact they let a rider see what’s behind them without looking back, similar helmets using cameras and LCDs already exist, it’s that they do it all with optics and mirrors, so there’s no electronics to power, or malfunction. In fact, the multiple mirror system used by the Reevu to ‘bend’ the light around the rider’s head is made from a reflective polycarbonate material instead of glass, making it lighter and almost impossible to break. Kind of important for something designed to absorb impacts.
The company admits that perpetually having a view of both the road ahead and the road behind does take some getting used to, but after a short while many riders found it to be second nature, and a definite improvement over having to turn your head to look behind, taking your eyes off of what’s coming. Now perusing a few reviews of the MSX1 helmet it turns out that prototypes have existed as far back as 2004, but only recently has the helmet gone into production with an MSRP of about $375. (£249)

Gold-dispensing Machine - Withdraw Gold on the Go

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ATM Gold Machine at Emirates Palace Hotel
To Go Gold Machine in Abu Dhabi

It’s the ultimate hole-in-the-wall — a money machine that dispenses pure gold.
But installed beneath the gold-coated ceilings of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel, where royalty and billionaires come for cappuccinos topped with gold flakes, the machine almost seems part of the furniture.
The exterior of the machine is coated with a thin layer of gold and offers customers 320 items to choose from, ranging from gold bars that can weigh up to 10 grams, to customized gold coins.
Through a computer system, the ATM gold machine updates the gold price every 10 minutes to match international markets. link

Ten Unique Telephone Booths (10 Amazing Phone Booths_

Ten Unique Telephone Booths
10 Most Amazing Phone Booth/Payphone
Uniquely Amazing phone booths from around the globe

1. Found on Lake Victoria in Uganda, this veryunusual payphone is a in fact a solar-powered, GSM phone – and therefore wireless – used by locals just as any other payphone would be.Uganda-payphone.jpg (200×154)

2.Developed by Michael and Susan Katzev, the underwater phone booth seen above was designed in order for divers to be able to contact people at the water’s surface by phone; in turn negating the need to physically resurface should contact be necessary. The booth, which takes the form of an air-filled acrylic hemisphere, also makes it possible to change or fix faulty equipment whilst remaining on the sea bed.
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3. Found in Fairbanks, Alaska, and is one of many that have been carved from solid ice as part of Ice Alaska, an annual Ice Art Championships - a phone booth made of Ice
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4. The Aquarium Phone Booth was unveiled in Lyon last year as part of the Lyon Light Festival and instantly drew crowds. The booth’s designers are Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino
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5. Spotted in Gendron, Belgium last September, this greenery-covered example is surely one of the most dilapidated telephone booths on earth and a stark sign of the times.
Telephone Booth Covered in Bushes - Green Telephone Booth
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6. Recently introduced in Finland are these modern equivalents to the telephone booth; essentially a comfortable, semi-secluded seat in a public space.
Chair Phone Booth - Comfortable Telephone Booth - Public Phone Booth
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7. An incredibly extravagant payphone situated in the body of a decorative leopard. This booth can be found in Brazil, a country where payphones are known as ‘orelhões’ (’big ears’) and very often take the form of animals.
Leaopard Skin Payphone - Leapord Phone Booth
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8. The Mojave Phone Booth at one point became so renowned that a movie was produced in its honour. Its Located in a desert in area of Mojave. Has been removed since 2000.
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9. In year 2006, the red phone box in the photo above appeared overnight and ‘landed’ in Downtown Los Angeles, to much speculation. It wasn’t long before famous street artist Banksy was identified as the brains behind the stunt; a fitting tribute – we think – to a cultural icon that will soon be a distant memory.
Red Phone Box - Red Telephone Booth - Los Angeles Downtown Payphone
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10. A solar-powered telephone booth in Australia. Just one of many now found in hotter climates around the world.
Payphone in Australia - Solar Powered Phone Booth - Solar Telephone Booth
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