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New Tech Captures Drinkable Water From Diesel Exhaust

We’ve seen plenty of concepts designed to lessen the physical burden of being a member of the military-Marines using portable renewable power stations, clothing that charges radios and GPS devices. But there’s not much being done to address drinking water, one of the heaviest yet most critical battlefield necessities. Now the Oak Ridge National Laboratory might have a solution that can help lessen the weight of water.


Diesel's Gunmetal Compass Watch Makes Me Wish I Could Be Male

If only I had testosterone floating through my body instead of oestrogen, I’d be wearing this watch. Available on pre-order now for $US250. [Watchismo via BoingBoing]


Fit For Jeff Bridges: BMW's Vision Efficient Dynamics Hybrid Concept

Jalopnik is right. This see-through concept out of the BMW R&D wing would be best served with a side of Tron and a couple of light cycles.


Diesel Spawns a Two-Faced Freak of Nature Watch

Apparently, half a watch plus half a watch equals one ugly watch.


Diesel DZ9044 Watch Doesn't Need a Face To Tell The Time

First there was too many faces, and now diesel has done a 180 with a watch with no faces at all. What’s next? Putting the clock on the back of the watch?


X-Ray Coffee Table Reveals a Hidden Life That's Cooler than Your Real Life

According to Diesel, your coffee table is obscuring a series of turntables used for your closet DJing habit. In reality, that fossilized trilobite-esque table up top may be more your speed. [Diesel via MoCo Loco]


BioBot Makes Bio Diesel at Home!

You would think that making your own Bio Diesel at home would be a tough, multi-stepped procedure that has a few dangerous spots to misstep. Well before the BioBot, a system that makes Bio Diesel from old cooking oil, you would have been right. Unfortunately, after the BioBot, you would have been right, too. Here is their simple, 8+ step process to make gas at home. And don’t worry, that chemistry beaker is just for show!


Free-Piston Engines Are Ultra-Efficient, Could Replace Gas and Diesel

As we move towards battery and hydrogen cell breakthroughs that could wean us off our addiction to oil, here’s at least one engine design from yesteryear that ought to be examined a bit more. The free-piston engine, first invented in 1920, are cheap to build and roughly twice as efficient as current gas engines.


Five-Faced Diesel Watch: Screw You Midwestern States

So what if you don’t live in the same time zone as New York, LA, Tokyo, Paris or London? Well, that means this Diesel Timepiece would be nothing more to you than a gaudy way to buff up your watch arm. Fortunately, a thinner, daintier version exists for those wishing to forgo the pre-ordained cities for five choices of your own. All you have to do is remember which one is which. Available for US$550 and US$495 respectively.


Fuel Checker Gizmo Warns if You're About to Screw Up Your Engine

Pumping gas into a diesel engine, or vice versa, is a big no-no that may well screw up your engine. We all know that, don’t we? But for those, uh, “fuel-type challenged” people out there that get it wrong, there’s this new Fuel Checker gizmo. You install it inside your filler flap, and touch the pump nozzle to it before filling up: it’ll check the type and flash green for go, and red for no. No idea how it works, but it comes in gasoline or diesel versions. Or you could, you know… read the label on the pump and double check the colour of the nozzle you’re holding, and save yourself US$40. AU: Seriously? I drive a diesel, and I’ve never ever ever come close to putting unleaded in the tank. Is this a common occurrence?

[Red Ferret]


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