News tagged with bicycle

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, Fraunhofer ...

dateOct 21, 2009 in Engineering
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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 up a significant ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateJan 13, 2009 in Engineering
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