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RAW VIDEO: Human-Powered Hover Bike Wins Coveted $250K Prize

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July 11, 2013
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A long-elusive aviation innovation prize that has never had a winner in its 33-year existence has finally been claimed after a team of Toronto engineers built and then flew a human-powered hover bike.


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Human-Powered Helicopter Flies Into Aviation History

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Reuters (July 11, 2013) — A team from Toronto has won the long-coveted Sikorsky prize by using human power alone to fly an aircraft. The team, called AreroVelo Inc., achieved the feat on June 13, securing a $250,000 prize that has been on offer for 33 years, but never before awarded.
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RAW VIDEO: Hover Bike: 'Star Wars' Technology Brought to Life

RAW VIDEO: Hover Bike: 'Star Wars' Technology Brought to Life

Russia Today (Aug. 22, 2012) — A hover bike resembling the ones from 'Return of the Jedi' has been developed by a US firm, bringing science fiction to life.
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Report: More Americans Biking To Work Than Ever

Report: More Americans Biking To Work Than Ever

Newsy (May 9, 2014) — The first-of-its-kind study showed a 60% increase in biking to work in the last decade, thanks to an increase in bike lanes and bike trains. Video provided by Newsy
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Electromobility: E-Bikes as Trendsetters

Electromobility: E-Bikes as Trendsetters

Deutsche Welle (June 16, 2013) — There are around 100 million of them on China's roads already, and now the electric bike is gaining popularity here in Germany as well. E-bikes are powered by an electric engine that runs on a rechargeable battery. At first glance, it appears to be little more than a boon for lazy cyclists, but in reality, the E-bike is gradually promoting awareness and technological expertise in the field of electromobility.
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