News tagged with bicycle

Crash helmet with a useful smell

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cycle helmets are available in a wide range of types, including foldable models, models fitted with a flashing rear light or featuring an iPhone display. In future, they will start to smell ...

Jun 02, 2010
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How do you control a bicycle?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Just like riding a bike" is a cliche for a simple skill you do not forget, but understanding how a human controls a bicycle is in some ways more challenging than understanding how a pilot flies an airplane, ...

May 20, 2010
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High tech for bicycles

Carbon fiber composite materials (CFRPs) not only make cars and airplanes lightweight but also benefit the light weight constructions for valuable bicycle concepts. At the Composites Europe trade show in Stuttgart, ...

Oct 21, 2009
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Spin cycle: a new kind of washer (Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- In many developing countries, electricity is unreliable or unavailable and water must be carried by hand, so conventional modern washing machines are not an option. Washing clothes can take ...

Feb 19, 2009
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The auto change bicycle

Researchers in Taiwan are designing a computer for pedal cyclists that tells them when to change gear to optimize the power they develop while maintaining comfort. The system is described in the latest issue of the International Jo ...

Jan 13, 2009
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