HighTech

The futuristic $14.5 million luxury trimaran yacht

The futuristic $14.5 million luxury trimaran yacht Adastra has turned heads during its unveiling ceremony in China. It took five years to plan and build and has been described by boating websites such as Boating International as one of the “world’s most amazing superyachts”. At 42m-long and 16m-wide, the fuel-efficient boat weighs in at 52 tonnes.

It has a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and has a range of 4000 nautical miles at 17 knots – which is enough for a trip from the UK to New York. The vessel, designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs and built by McConaghy Boats in Zhu Ha, China, can even be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50m range.

World’s Longest Ferrari

A 23-foot 360 Modena with eight seats and the biggest electric gullwing doors we’ve ever seen. It’s the handiwork of Style Limousines in Manchester, which spent more than £200,000 modifying the rear-engined 360. All eight of the seats are carbon-fibre buckets with five-point race harnesses – which might sound excessive until you discover that the 3.6-litre V8 remains, its 395bhp propelling the mega-Ferrari to 60mph in under six seconds.

FOREVER DRY – Superhydrophobic and oleophobic coating

Science at work – The LifeStraw.

The LifeStraw removes at least of 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and can filter up to 1000L of water.Throughout the world, an estimated 884 million people still do not have access to clean sources of water. According to the LifeStraw manufacturers, the device contains no chemicals or batteries and makes it possible to drink safely from any river, lake or puddle.