Riders whizz round Madrid in new electric bike-hire
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.
BMX biker helmet reads your brain waves and plots level of concentration on smartphone
Life-changer or death sentence? Madrid's electric bikes
Politicians say Madrid's shared electric bicycle scheme, due to launch this month, can change the lives of citizens—but others warn it will put their lives in danger.
Explainer: How do cyclists reach super fast speeds?
Even though spoked wheels and pneumatic tyres were invented in the 1880s, bicycle design hasn't really changed a great deal in the time since – at least, at face value. However, look closer and around a ...
The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?
(Phys.org) —When you were learning to ride a bicycle you thought gravity was your enemy, trying to make you fall over. But without gravity, you wouldn't be able to steer, say Cornell engineers. To demonstrate ...
Bangkok designers draw attention for air-purifying bike idea
Designer has DIY kit for turning objects into UAVs
Czechs present bicycle that can fly
Is it a bike? Is it a plane?
Dutch duo peddle old bikes as fashion, furniture
Two Dutch entrepreneurs have found a novel way to make money out of the thousands of bicycles abandoned in the Netherlands each year, by turning them into designer fashion items and furniture.
Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future
(Phys.org) —More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market. A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs ...
A novel rotary actuator provides greater torque, accuracy, and speed.
'Homeless' Airbnb founder hails sharing economy
On any given night, up to 60,000 people stay in places they found on Airbnb. One of them is always the guy who co-founded the fast-growing online travel lodging service.
3-D software key to designing many of today's consumer products
While developing an electric bicycle for his San Rafael, Calif., company, Marcus Hays had planned to insert a battery into one of the bike's supporting tubes. But then he did an analysis of his concept with three-dimensional ...
Bikes share space with cars at Detroit auto show
Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehicles, a nod to the potential marketing boost that bikes may offer for automakers.