In today's addition of 'Whats Trending' we take a look at a 69 year old that could pull guys half her age, a drawing of Deadpool that will give you the willies, meth before and after pictures, a beautiful clip from frozen, iPhone 6's secret feature, plus much more. Whether you laugh or cry, at least you're feeling something.
OK, so what exactly is ZEB? Zero Emission Buildings or Net Zero Buildings strive to use less energy on an annual basis than they energy they create on site. So the question is does the Snohetta ZEB (Zero Emission Building) Pilot House ($TBA) reach this goal? In short, the answer is 'yes', in spades.The Snohetta ZEB Pilot house is located in Larvik, Norway and was built through a collaborative effort between Snohetta, Scandinavia's largest independent research body SINTEF, ZEB partner Brodrene Dahl, and Optimera. The house was built as a learning platform for teaching building methodologies for houses with integrated sustainable solutions.It's not easy to get a ZEB-OM classifications. To get one, the team must document a minimum of 100% CO2 offsetting. The pilot house does this through the use of photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels, built into the shell of the building.The first thing you notice about the home is the dramatically sloping roof that faces southeast which is clad in solar panels and collectors. These items come together with geothermal energy from energy wells to provide the majority of the energy needs for this house. As a matter of fact there is also enough energy left over to power and electric car year round.Additionally, the house features an outdoor atrium with fireplace and patio furniture for outdoor dining. The outdoor room is surrounded by walls made from stacked firewood and bricks, giving it a year round cabin feel.
Everything seems to be flat pack nowadays, but how about a comera? The Pop-up Pinhole Project ($47) looks to raise funds for a medium format flat pack camera kit. Medium format film is larger than standard 35mm and smaller than large format film (102mm x 127mm). It provides a higher level of resolution over common 35mm. The expected delivery date isn't until November, so if you can't wait there are downloadable plans for a 35mm version that can made today using common household items.
http://vimeo.com/81512736 Underground 2013 is an exploration of some of the most breathtaking underwater cave systems in Mexico, France, Croatia, and Florida. Locations visited include: Sac Actun, Ponderosa, Dos Pisos, Taj Maha, Angelita, Vukovica Vrelo, Emergence De Ressel, Indian Springs, Devils, Peacock Springs and many more.
I don't now why, but I absolutely love this car. I'm not sure if its pill shape, the almost 360-degree views, or the seemingly simultaneous retro-futuristic styling. Whatever it is, I love it. The Hemisferio Criativo Nimbus E-Car ($TBA) is a beautiful design study by that needs to become reality.The Nimbus is a concept hybrid car that is made to not only handle long trips over a multitude of terrain, but also act as a commuter car for those short urban trips.Nimbus features a 130Kw (180hp) engine lithium-ion battery that's paired with a micro combustion generator which constantly charges the batteries.Continuing the idea of economy the Nimbus is built with lightweight materials, including carbon-fiber, titanium and aluminum, to optimize energy consumption. It also has solar panels to create its own energy and regenerative brakes that recover and save kinetic energy.Four selectable driving modes including Energy Saver, Standard Trip, Faster Cruise and 4WD, allow you to improve range and energy consumption when needed.Additional features include an Auto-Pilot mode for cruise control, a removable 7" touchscreen that acts as a central display and controller, bluetooth, wi-fi, usb ports, self-cleaning surfaces, anti-theft system, remote power blocker, and location detection.Here's hoping this awesome machine actually see the light of day.
Could the vintage Triumph Bonneville ever be improved? Many hardened fans would probably say no, as even the foibles on a Triumph are there to be savoured as part of its heritage. Hellzapoppin By Tonup Garage ($CALL) is the latest custom motorcycle from TonUp Garage, and it’s another master piece. A lot of work has gone into this Triumph including a major subframe overhaul, a smaller headlight replacement, exhaust, new speedo and super grippy off road tyres for tackling multiple terrains. There is nothing quite like having something bespoke made just for you. Your own custom motorcycle gives you the opportunity to do something new, special and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many. Don’t miss out on the ultimate life experience, jump on!