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June 8th, 2007 - ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

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Date: 2007-06-08 09:08
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Volta
Designer:Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A.
Country:Italy

Housed under the lightweight, carbon-fiber chassis, designed and engineered by the Italdesign Giugiaro technical department, are the batteries, weighing 70 kg. The result is a significantly leaner weight, balanced and encompassed between the axles, 300 kW/408 HP output, top speed limited at 250 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km in 4.03 seconds. The Volta concept car proves it is possible to offer high performance in a car whose green credentials are unimpeachable.

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"Italdesign-Giugiaro's Volta was presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2004. The collaboration between Italdesign-Giugiaro and Toyota produced a new concept that featured a derivative of its ultimate hybrid system, the one adopted on the Lexus RX 400. On the Volta, the 3.3 liter V6 petrol engine is fitted behind the rear axle and not connected directly to the wheels. Motion is ensured by two electrically powered engines, one per axle thereby securing all-wheel drive and enhanced safety.

As such, this epoch-making mechanical layout paves the way to eliminating the traditional transmission and gearbox longitudinal encumbrance. Operating electronics enable the power transmitted by the electric motors to the wheels to be modulated, thereby rendering superfluous the gear/clutch unit. The vehicle's flat floor allows for three passengers in a 4.3 meter long coupe which is slightly narrower than two meters."
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Date: 2007-06-08 09:10
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
Design:GRX
Designer:Honda R&D Americas
Country:USA
Aiming at a unique synergy derived from the companyâ™s vast experience in both motorcycle and automotive R&D programs and manufacturing, the conceptual study model is powered by a 1,500cc six-cylindered horizontally opposed engine developed for motorcycle application. The aerodynamic exterior and interior design inspired by a Formula racer were then carried over for the J-VX, an evolutionary version that made its debut at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show.
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Ultra-light and Compact Sport for the 21st Century.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-06-08 09:17
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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mobilicity PPT - Personalised Public Transport vehicle. It has been designed to meet the needs for mobility within the large metropolitan areas of future cities. It addresses the Big Three - congestion, air quality and energy consumption. It is a driver-less or automated system that offers up to 12 seats including 1 wheelchair. It will offer flexible routes and timing and by a demand-driven service operation. The operation is cash-less with the ordering of vehicles and charging for trips being via mobile phone.

The drivetrain is always series hybrid with a lithium-ion battery pack, but offers a choice of power generation. These centre on bio-fuel ICE, hydrogen ICE and hydrogen fuel cell. The system will use 50% of the energy of a normal transit system and the operating costs are also 50% lower due to the avoidance of the dominant driver labor costs. When compared to a car based system, mobilicity uses but a tiny fraction of the energy and road space of current solutions. The guidanc

Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Mobilicity PPT
Designer:Capoco Design Limited & Innovation RCA,
Merih Kunar (lead designer) ,
Rob Morton (designer),
Owen Evans (designer),
Ron Saunders (consultant),
Alan Ponsford (project director)
Country:United Kingdom


Design Team: Capoco Design Limited & InnovationRCA
Merih Kunar (lead designer)
Rob Morton (designer)
Owen Evans (designer)
Ron Saunders (consultant)
Alan Ponsford (project director)
Country: United Kingdom

The design challenges many current automotive trends. It has been designed for low speed and low power operation to actually match city street conditions. It has adopted small tires and wheels to minimize machine space and maximize man space. These small tires can optimally carry the required loads and the consequent reduction in brake size is suitable for both the speed of operation and the fact that the kinetic energy is pumped back into the battery to be re-used, rather than wasted to atmosphere.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-06-08 09:19
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Gustavo Guerra
Gustavo Guerra, 23, is a Brazilian designer with a degree in product design from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) with a specialization in transportation design. He has been dedicated to new project development in the transportation sector with large companies like Volkswagen of Brazil and now, Obvio? Cars.

He also has experience in product development working with companies like Crama Design, COPPE and INT (National Institute of Technology). As a professional, he has been awarded prizes around the world in some important events such as Michelin Challenge Design in 2004 and 2006; NASA/Emhart Design Contest in 2004; 3rd ALCOA Innovation Design Prize in 2004; VOTORANTIM Prize in 2005 and BERTA LEITCHIC Design Contest in 2003.

Fabricio Baessa
Fabricio Baessa, 26, is a Brazilian designer who graduated with a degree in Product Design at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) with a specialization in graphic design. He has a vast career experience in gr

Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:H2 Bus Project
Designer:Gustavo Henrique Gomes Guerra
Gustavo Guerra & Fabricio Baessa
Country:Brazil

The on board hi-end hydrogen technology (even hidden on the chassis) becomes evident when you analyze its exterior design. With absolutely flown, modern and bold aesthetic lines, this new bus can transmit how updated and advanced it is beside the standard and conventional model. But still being feasible and being able to be industrial manufactured, due to the simple processes and materials chosen. Some details must be particularly analyzed, as the side-mirrors, head and back lamps all the air captivating areas artfully located around the body and the bumpers integrated to the front and head windshield. All of these points were thought simultaneously making the difference in the final design being more harmonic and fair to its functional proposal.

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Date: 2007-06-08 09:24
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Three Passenger Thrill Ride (3PTR)
Designer:John Lazorack III
Country:USA

California contains some of the most beautiful, twisty mountain roads in the world. I wanted to create a vehicle that explores the experience of riding a super bike with more than just one passenger. My vehicle uses hub less timed magnetic wheels (frictionless), as means for propulsion. The wheels require unique steering that moves much like a super bike turns. The pivot point of the wheels is moved to the top, instead of the centers, thus gaining immense track offset while hard cornering. The tire size is increased, and carries many characteristics of a motorcycle tire. The contact patch is decreased, thus creating less friction with the road, increased efficiency, and acceleration.
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n 1987 at the age of five years old John Lazorack III learned how to ride a 50cc dirt bike. That day ignited a passion for motion, a passion for power. Growing up building houses with his father he became familiar with how things where built and developed a keen sense for design.

John received 2nd place in ninth grade at the AIS state wide high school architectural competition with out any prior drafting experience. Set on architecture through out most of high school, until the first day he got behind the wheel of an automobile. He graduated with honors in 2000 and enrolled in Penn State University for mechanical engineering. With a passion for mechanical understanding, but a heart for automobiles, he often found himself drawing cars instead of participating in calculus class.

Following his heart he moved to California and is currently enrolled at the Academy of Art focusing in automotive design. John has now developed and excellent sense of design, enjoys extensive problem solvi
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Date: 2007-06-08 09:31
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:May Roadster 2006
Designer:Oliver May
Country:Germany

The main design idea is a fusion of an ecological roadster concept with a combination of hydrogen propulsion and four-wheel drive.

California is well known for establishing new trends in automotive design and high class standards of low emission vehicles. The Californian market would be the ideal surrounding for introducing automotive concepts of that kind. Other than most ecological concept cars the design offers a real sports car attitude avoiding that typical "eco-touch", which is the main fact that lots of ecological concepts failed in the past. Especially for the open minded Californian market there could be a realistic chance of establishing an eccentric lifestyle product with a zero emission engine.

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The main design idea is a fusion of an ecological roadster concept with a combination of hydrogen propulsion and four-wheel drive.
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Date: 2007-06-08 09:36
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Éclair from French means lightning and I choose this name because it is powered by an electric hybrid system. It is a result of research and development work for the inadequate approach to the vehicle design presented by two prototypes. The aim of this project is for a wide usage of alternative and experimental materials for the interior and exterior design, adoptable and changeable space frame construction, and an electric generator for the power plant (hybrid electric system one which will generate the electricity and another which convert it from motion back, so it will be a close chain of electric flow).

Another aspect of the concept is maximizing the role and performance of the tires by designing a unique system (all wheel drive, each wheel will be represented by twin wheel: one inside of another with motor will accelerate another with no axles). The tires will be made of reinforced silicon alloy to maximize durability, grip and performance, withstanding high and low temperatur

Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Éclair
Designer:Alexander Kotlyarevsky
Country:Ukraine

Another aspect of the concept is maximizing the role and performance of the tires by designing a unique system (all wheel drive, each wheel will be represented by twin wheel: one inside of another with motor will accelerate another with no axles). The tires will be made of reinforced silicon alloy to maximize durability, grip and performance, withstanding high and low temperatures. According to the temperature, tires will change color to demonstrate visually as well as electronically its condition and transforming the rubber pattern to adopt to the surface. The system has an advanced reaction on various conditions the prototype is going to contact with, and continuously it is interpretation by personal use will have an effect of a more alive and more feeling machine.

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Date: 2007-06-08 09:39
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Hybster Eco-Vehicle
Designer:Goran Marinkovic
Country:Serbia & Montenegro

Each wheel can be steered separately. That allows vehicle to make a full circle with very small radius. This system helps at the parking car in tight places between other cars - now it can move obliquely.

All engines are working alternately depending on driving style. The Hybster has a range of 300 km since it can call on the energy accumulated during braking by its lithium fuel cells stored under the floor. When combined with all wheel drive this offers the appetizing prospect of sports car performance combined with environmental compatibility.

ensors, placed all around the car, detect every object in diameter of 10 meters around the car. They also can detect quality and kind of the road and automatically setup suspensions, car height, tire pressure ant active control of each wheel. That increase steering and comfort. All data are displayed on control LCD in cockpit.
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Concept HYBSTER is an ecological vehicle designed to satisfy needs and taste of the Californian market. It is a unique combination of limousine luxury, agility of a small city car and attractively of a sports car.

It is powered by two engines. Fuel cells are placed in front of the car using hydrogen as a fuel. Four independent electro engines are placed on each wheel (one engine by wheel). The main battery is placed bellow trunk floor.

All engines are working alternately depending on driving style. The Hybster has a range of 300 km since it can call on the energy accumulated during braking by its lithium fuel cells stored under the floor. When combined with all wheel drive this offers the appetizing prospect of sports car performance combined with environmental compatibility.

Each wheel can be steered separately. That allows vehicle to make a full circle with very small radius. This system helps at the parking car in tight places between other cars - now it can move obliquely.
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Date: 2007-06-08 09:48
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Brutale
Designer:Thierry Dumaine
Country:France

I imagined a dashboard which accepts this data. The steering wheel has four handles and an accelerator which can command the four engines they are connected to in standard use or independent in manual use. A computer screen shows the position and the rotation speed of the wheels. One can also modify the hardness of the tires starting from this screen. Special buttons supplement the dashboard with the cramps button to raise the cramps manually from the park button. When you press it , the car with the laser analyses the space and it is parked automatically.

The fuel tank is like the battery cell of the phone, it as a standard shape and it is removable. It accepts different sorts of energy and they can be mixed (electricity, hydrogen, water, gas). You can make standards exchanges at a special gas station.

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The name of my concept is, Brutale, because it's a car which must be solid and also charming like a woman. The concept is based on two hot lines: the independent four wheels which can turn on 360° with an engine in each rim with special tires based on the tweel system by Michelin and the principle of duality.

The general design depends of the two things: the extreme possibility of movement in different axes of the wheels and the adaptability of the tires to the environment.

I imagined a dashboard which accepts this data. The steering wheel has four handles and an accelerator which can command the four engines they are connected to in standard use or independent in manual use. A computer screen shows the position and the rotation speed of the wheels. One can also modify the hardness of the tires starting from this screen. Special buttons supplement the dashboard with the cramps button to raise the cramps manually from the park button. When you press it , the car with the laser ana
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Date: 2007-06-08 09:48
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Tyre Cell
Designer:Jiang Tao
Country:China

My design is named tyre cell, it is also a kind of product used for vehicle transportation. It looks like a ball and contains one tire, a brake device, a pair of electric driving motors, a suspension, a tire rotating system (similar to tank turret) and a control unit. It can be considered an integrated single wheel chassis. Tyre cell uses electricity to work and is controlled by a vehicle computer using an electricity signal, so it's clean and has zero emission.

Each tyre cell does their corresponding job, such as accelerating or rotating the wheel. So tyre cells can cooperate with each other.


Tyre cell vehicle are nimbler because the wheels in the tyre cell can do 360 degrees rotation, this brings a convenience in crowded downtown area.
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My design is named tyre cell, it is also a kind of product used for vehicle transportation. It looks like a ball and contains one tire, a brake device, a pair of electric driving motors, a suspension, a tire rotating system (similar to tank turret) and a control unit. It can be considered an integrated single wheel chassis. Tyre cell uses electricity to work and is controlled by a vehicle computer using an electricity signal, so it's clean and has zero emission.

Tyre cell is general-purposed built and can be mounted on a motorcycle or a car. This makes the manufacture maintain and upgrade the vehicle more convenient.
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Date: 2007-06-08 09:53
Subject: Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006
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Michelin Challenge Design Gallery 2006

Design:Cougar Concept
Designer:Neeraj Pathak
Country:India

The power house of this little-junk is a light weight and compact generator (a 200hp motor coupled with a 1-litr rotary engine). Still the ingenuous idea is the powertrain which is the most compact ever designed. It actually has a motor and the gearbox combined and cramped into the wheel itself. This is possible due to the small and a compact gearbox made of planetary gears.


The cougar has an added advantage due to this system. It is possible to have a skit steering mode too. In this, the left 2-motors are linked and controlled through the computer while same on the right, by making the right combination move forward and left combination reverse we can take a right turn in 360 degrees. This makes the easy-parking and maneuverability of the vehicle very high.

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The power house of this little-junk is a light weight and compact generator (a 200hp motor coupled with a 1-litr rotary engine). Still the ingenuous idea is the powertrain which is the most compact ever designed. It actually has a motor and the gearbox combined and cramped into the wheel itself. This is possible due to the small and a compact gearbox made of planetary gears.
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Date: 2007-06-08 10:16
Subject: MysticPoets
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MysticPoets

Welcome to MysticPoets. Here you will find the work of living poets that have been affected directly and deeply by the teachings and experience of non-duality in its infinite expressions.
Each poet is represented by a selection of his or her work and by a brief biographical sketch. Contact information and links to publications or website are given at the bottom of each page.
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The Poets

Alan Jacobs

Annette

Chaitanya Neuhaus

Dorothy Hunt

Jeannie Zandi

John

Maurice Horn

Nirmala

Pamela Wilson

Paul Chubbuck

Prartho Sereno

Rashid Maxwell

Tony Kendrew

Walter Hettich
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Welcome to MysticPoets. Here you will find the work of living poets that have been affected directly and deeply by the teachings and experience of non-duality in its infinite expressions.

Beyond this shared background, there is great individuality, both in how the poets lead their lives and in how they express themselves. Some have become teachers in the non-dual tradition, while others pursue traditional (or non-traditional) occupations and roles in the everyday world.

Each poet is represented by a selection of his or her work and by a brief biographical sketch. Contact information and links to publications or website are given at the bottom of each page.

In addition, a new poem will be featured each month on this page - the Poem of the Month.

The poems featured on this site are the choice of the editors, Walter Hettich and Tony Kendrew. They invite you to share your reactions to the poems and to the website by email, and to visit the websites listed on the left.
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Date: 2007-06-08 10:41
Subject: The Impending Himalayan Outburst
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The Impending Himalayan Outburst

The Himalayan glacial lakes are about to burst. There are at least 42 in Nepal and Bhutan that are potentially dangerous. And those in the Dudh Koshi and Pho Chu basins are the most precarious.

A Nepal Monitor Report

Nearly 15000 glaciers and 9000 glacial lakes are found in the Himalayan mountain chain which stretches 2500 km across five countries â“ Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India and China. The mountain range feeds nine perennial river systems in the region and constitutes a lifeline for nearly 1.3 billion people downstream.

Melting glaciers are also leading to some of the fastest-growing glacial lakes in the region. Some glacial lakes have grown by almost 800 per cent since the 1970s.

Glacial floods are a regular occurrence in the Himalaya region with varying degrees of socio-economic impact. Their impact can be quite extensive since they destroy villages, agricultural lands, roads, bridges, hydropower, trekking trails as well human lives and property.
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For more than a decade, the fear that the Himalayan glaciers may be melting have attracted the attention of geologists and policymakers. During this time, conferences and papers have been written about the topic and media coverage has also increased on this issue.

And finally, here comes the most comprehensive study on the topic-- Impact of Climate Change on Himalayan Glaciers and Glacial Lakes: Case Studies on GLOF and Associated Hazards in Nepal and Bhutan. This 119-page scientific study focuses on the impact of warming temperatures on glaciers and glacial lakes in the Himalayan region. It warns of impending glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) â“ when rising waters from glacial melt breach dams in glacial lakes â“ and calls for early warning and mitigation measures to avert disaster.

The document, released on June 5 in Kathmandu and Bangkok on the World Environment Day, is jointly produced by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with the United N
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Date: 2007-06-08 11:18
Subject: Have a fotolog? Have a livejournal?Moo is giving away free
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