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Video: You Had Me At Rocket Bike

This blog is about gas, ultimately. How to use less gas, what to use instead of gas, and all that jazz. The usual suspects are ethanol, bio-diesel, electrons, and hydrogen-peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide? Watch this death-defying 160 mph rocket bike shame a Subaru STi and you’ll be a believer.

May 22nd

This Papercraft Pagani Zonda is 100% Recyclable

The Pagani Zonda, using a big, Mercedes-derived V12 engine, is hardly a model of (what we might call) efficiency … but this latest Pagani is nearly perfect, being lightweight, 100% recyclable, and offering all the sexy looks of the Zonda with ZERO of the standard version’s harmful carbon emissions!

February 27th

555TES Minute S is Best Thing at Tokyo's 2013 Auto Salon (w/ video)

This little bit of automotive nirvana is the 555TES Minute S. Powered by one of Yamaha’s high-revving 250 cc motorcycle/ATV engines coupled to Toyota’s Aqua hybrid drive system, the tiny commuter promises some seriously fun urban commuting. Despite looking for all the world like one of those dynamically flawed 3-wheeled, motorcycle-tired fail-machines (I’m looking at […]

January 12th

Saudi-Aramco Hacked – Let the Lulz Begin!

Saudi-Aramco, the world’s largest oil-producer*, was hit by a malevolent computer virus last week, which crippled nearly 30,000 of the company’s workstations and threatened to permanently delete most of the company’s electronic data. This, by the way, comes directly from Saudi-Aramco representatives, who revealed that the virus “originated from external sources”, and that its private […]

September 2nd

This Cardboard Bicycle is Better Than You Think (w/ video)

Inspired by water-cooler talk about a cardboard canoe, inventor and craftsman Izhar Gafni became obsessed with the idea of a cardboard bicycle. Despite Gafni’s enthusiasm and technical/design prowess in the field of mechanical and bio-medical engineering, however, a number of his engineering buddies told him it couldn’t be done. Cardboard didn’t have the structural properties required to build a usable, durable bicycle frame. It was impossible … but people like Gafni love s*** that’s impossible.

August 6th

Driving is For Suckers: Swing to Work Like Spider-Man!

Spider-Man ain’t nobody’s sucka, that’s fo sho! Why I’m talking like those guys from Airplane!, I’m not really sure, but it’s probably because I’m too excited to really think straight. See, Tina Casey (over at Gas 2’s sister site, Cleantechnica) just wrote up an article about Spidey’s best toys: web-shooters. “So,” I hear you asking, […]

July 22nd