New electric car from Nissan

Release Date: 8 October 2010
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Pepper Binkley, Don Cochran
Director: John Curran
Writer: Angus MacLachlan

Synopsis
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran and written by Angus McLachlan.

As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.

Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.


schweeb

År 2008 lanserade Google en uppfinnartävling för att uppmuntra till innovationer med potential att förändra världen. 150 000 förslag kom in och nyligen utsågs företaget Schweeb till en av fem vinnare. Schweeb får nu 1 miljon dollar för att vidareutveckla “luftburen” cykling i en lämplig förortsmiljö.

Egentligen handlar det om att cykelekipaget är upphängt längs “monorail”, en skena som hänger under stolpar.

“When I lived in Tokyo I cycled through the city to work and on the weekends rode up the mountains around the city. Tokyo, with its frequent and punctual trains, capsule hotels, high population densities, and vending machines, opened my mind to new possibilities. I came up with the idea of a bicycle monorail network while teaching a class in which the topic for discussion was transport solutions. The idea of riding above the traffic jams on multi-level rails seemed to me the only possible way that Tokyo’s millions of residents could move around the city quickly and safely. It had the added advantages of being environmentally friendly and offering an aerobic workout.

To me this was a project that I could, if I put my mind to it, make happen.”

Geoff Barnett, Shweeb Inventor

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Release Date: 8 October 2010
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Pepper Binkley, Don Cochran
Director: John Curran
Writer: Angus MacLachlan

Synopsis
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran and written by Angus McLachlan.

As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.

Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.


Nissan has revealed its Townpod Electric Vehicle concept, a sort of larger, more amorphous take on the Cube and Leaf. Singularly Japanese in feel, the Townpod is intended to bridge the world of private and commercial vehicles.

According to the splendiforously indulgent press release the Townpod targets everyone from young entrepreneurs to first-time home builders and retirees looking to turn their hobby into a paycheck.

“The innovative position of the headlights also allows a coupe-esque bonnet line, not dissimilar to Nissan Z, which feeds in to a visor-like wraparound, blue tinted glass house, reminiscent of Nissan Cube, while the galls to body proportions hark back to the rat-rods of the fifties.”

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