If you don't pass out, you'll make great time aboard Hitachi's crazy new elevator concept.
For over a century, elevator technology has limited the maximum height of skyscrapers. New lightweight carbon fiber cables are set to eliminate that problem.
So your dog is a bit overweight. Maybe so overweight that your best friend can't get around without some assistance. Apparently, this is really common, so much so that someone has designed a stair elevator to carry your vertically challenged pet up and down the stairs for you.
LG wanted to show off how realistic the image on their new IPS monitors is, so they decided to play a prank and scare the crap out of a bunch of people.
In these economic times, cake shops can't afford to give out free samples of their baked goods. Absolutely not! The next best thing is to brainwash elevator riders into craving your cakes is with wallpaper that can be licked. Gross? Definitely. Desperate times call for crazy tricks.
Last time we checked in with space elevators, NASA had given out a $900,000 prize to a tiny laser-powered carriage that managed to climb a kilometer-long cable. Japan's Obayashi Corporation doesn't think that NASA is moving quite fast enough, so the company has decided to build a space elevator for itself by 2050.
Come 2014, the world's tallest building — the Ghost Protocol-famous Burj Khalifa — will no longer be able to also claim that it has the world's fastest elevators. That honor will go to the Shanghai Tower in China, which will stand 2,073 feet with 128 floors, and have bullet-shaped elevators built by Mitsubishi that zip around as fast as cars.
Spacecraft waste an incredible amount of energy getting into orbit, partially because most of what they're lifting is useless fuel. This is why a space elevator is such an appealing idea, but there's no reason why the same basic concept wouldn't be beneficial for regular old airplanes.
Buildings are getting higher, and nobody wants to stand around waiting for an elevator. Hitachi aims to fix that with its latest elevator, a 40.26 mph rocket that's the fastest in the world. It's installing the new 1,080 m/min lift...
It's no surprise that NuVa is a Japanese company, because its pneumatic elevator is one of the most stylish and compact ones we've ever seen. It offers its occupant 360° of vision on the journey up and down, and,...