The problem with the backseat--really with the whole rear of the car--is that it’s in your way when you’re trying to reverse. So researchers at Keio University in Japan have applied optical camouflage technology to automobiles, making the back seat appear transparent so the driver can see straight through it when backing up.
Due to overwhelming demand, we are honored to bring you part two of our series “Pennzoil and the PopSci Archives.” It’s a fascinating historical look into our archives. Whether you’re a history buff, an advertising junkie, a Pennzoil gearhead or a PopSci fanatic; we have something for everyone.
By Preston Lerner
Posted 10.16.2012 at 10:31 am 2 Comments
Tires are where the rubber meets the road--literally. So you could argue that they’re the single most important factor in determining how a car handles. Yet conceptually, at least, they’ve changed remarkably little since the dawn of the automobile.
Go to 2:40 of this video to see why racing with worn-out tires is a bad idea:
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.