This Japanese-flavored animation was created for the unveiling of two Toyota Camatte electric car concepts. Showcased at the 2012 Tokyo Toy Show, these vehicles were designed to get kids involved with building cars and learning how to drive them. Yes, it’s a full-sized toy car for kids.
At the 2013 Tokyo Toy Show, the new Camatte57 concept convertible demonstrated how its 57 lightweight, detachable panels could make for some sporty, DIY personalization that kids can help put together. Watch its shell get assembled:
Alas, these large toy electric cars are only concepts, so don’t expect to find them disassembled all over the living room floor anytime soon.
The amount of solar energy that strike the surface of the Earth in one hour is more than enough to supply every person on the planet with electricity for an entire year. However, there are limits that prevent us from being able to fully take advantage of this energy.
From Nova PBS, “What is energy and why are we on a never ending search for new energy sources?”
With footage taken from the International Space Station, NASA fan Bruce W Berry Jr cleaned up and created this Time-Lapse | Earth homage. The location views are listed in order:
1. A Jump over the Terminator 2. Sarychev Volcano 3. From Turkey to Iran* 4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US 5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola* 6. Central Great Plains at Night* 7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean* 8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.* 9. Up the East Coast of North America* 10. Myanmar to Malaysia* 11. Western Europe to Central India 12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean 13. Aurora Borealis over Europe* 14. City Lights over Middle East* 15. European City Lights* 16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night 17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.* 18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1) 19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2) 20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3) 21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic* 22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1) 23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)
Footage Note: The slower video represents a closer resemblance to the true speed of the International Space Station; this footage was shot at one frame per second. Clips are all marked with an *.