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'Superbikes' the Bicycle of the Future?

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December 18, 2013
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A group of MIT grads are launching a high-tech product designed to turn any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle. (Dec. 18)


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Deutsche Welle (July 29, 2013) — The TransMilenio express bus network in Bogot is considered a model for many megacities in developing countries: commuters fill up the free buses, and bus lanes and bicycle paths take the place of car-filled streets. They're almost as effective as an underground railway system, but cost only a fraction to operate. CO2 emissions from passenger and goods traffic are rising steeply in developing countries. Colombia is trying out various projects to curb that growth.
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Bursting Bubbles Governed by Mathematics in Motion

Bursting Bubbles Governed by Mathematics in Motion

Reuters (May 14, 2013) — The evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles are governed by linked mathematical equations that two Berkeley researchers say could be utilised in the manufacture of foams such as those used in bicycle helmets. The two mathematicians have illustrated their findings in mesmerising style, with a computer-generated video depicting bubble mathematics in motion.
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New York Student Brings New Energy to Bike Design

New York Student Brings New Energy to Bike Design

Reuters (Sep. 30, 2011) — A 22-year old college graduate in New York has adapted hybrid car technology to a bicycle, using a fly-wheel to store energy generated by the brakes for use when the riding gets tough.
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Riders Whizz Around Madrid on New Electric Rental Bikes

Riders Whizz Around Madrid on New Electric Rental Bikes

AFP (June 23, 2014) — Riders whizzed up and down Madrid's sunny avenues on white electric bikes on Monday as the Spanish capital launched its first shared-bicycle scheme. Duration: 00:47 Video provided by AFP
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