iBand Cases For The iPhone Made With Shock-Absorbent Flubber

UK-based Tech 21 have devised a real-life, mailable, flubber-esque gel that becomes rigid on impact. This substance dubbed “d30” is used to safeguard an iPhone or iPod Touch from owners with buttery fingers. According to the product page, d30 cases can offer up to “150% more protection than other cases.”

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South Korea Building Self-Sufficient Super-City

500x_fosterpartners04South Korea recently announced plans to construct a sustainable super-city that stands to eclipse the size of Masdar in the UAE. Designed by Foster + Partners together with PHA and Mobility in Chain, the Incheon mixed-use development will be a model of self-sufficent sustainability and will serve as an epicenter for the development of green technologies just north of Seoul.

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Dance Show: Shadowland

Amazing dance scene from Pilobolus’s SHADOWLAND: the “Transformation” excerpt.

Pilobolus is a “nonprofit modern dance theater obsessed with experimental digital media.”

The show opens in Madrid on September 15.

First Korean Super Car

2008 Spirra S

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It has a mid-mounted, quad cam supercharged engine, forged alloy wheels, carbon fiber body panels and Brembo brakes. Claimed top speed is 190mph. It’s a fast, good looking supercar with the sort of spec sheet you’d expect to find on something made in Italy. But the Spirra S is built near Seoul. Yup, meet Korea’s first ever production supercar. It was only a matter of time.

The Spirra S is powered by a supercharged version of Hyundai’s 2.7-liter V-6. Claimed output is 391hp at 6000rpm, with 256lb ft of torque available at 4500rpm. The engine drives the rear wheels through a six speed manual transmission. Claimed 0-60mph acceleration time is about 4.6 seconds.

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The Abt R8 5.2 FSI

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These figures make the hearts of sports car drivers beat faster: 600 HP (441 kW), acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, top speed of 322 km/h. The car to which these impressive performance figures belong is the ABT R8 5.2 FSI. Its V10 engine draws plenty of power from its large 5,204 cubic centimetre capacity – all the more if ABT POWER gives it an extra boost. 75 extra HP or 55 more kW provides a powerful trust at all speeds as well as increasing the torque.

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Disney Buys Marvel For $4 Billion

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The worldwide leader in family entertainment is about to get a great deal more entertaining, as the Walt Disney Company agrees to acquire iconic comic book company Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion.

marvelMore than 5,000 iconic comic book characters will soon be in the hands of Disney, raising serious questions about the future of Marvel video game titles from Activision, Sega, THQ, and the upcoming MMO from Gazillion Entertainment. Under the terms of the agreement, Disney will pay Marvel shareholders $30 per share for their Marvel stock, plus .745 of a share of Disney stock for each share they own.