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This Device Literally Reinvents the Wheel--Bicycling May Never Be the Same


Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, Engineering design, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, study, technology )

Frans
- 228 days ago - takepart.com
Conventional wisdom says you can't reinvent the wheel. But that didn't stop Massachusetts-based start-up Superpedestrian from engineering a device that by and large does just that. Developed by MIT researchers, the Copenhagen Wheel is a hubcap-like ...



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Frans Badenhorst (552)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 9:29 pm
....thanks Jeanne - this is TRUE innovation........
 

Edo R. (71)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:13 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Natasha Salgado (522)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:18 am
Very cool! Thx Frans
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:00 pm
noted, thanks
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:43 pm
neat!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:58 pm
Thanks!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:00 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

GGmaSheila D. (171)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:07 pm
The average American is too "busy" to take the time to bike anywhere...translation, too lazy, wants more time to talk on cell while driving cars...or no rearview mirrors to check makeup...
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday February 7, 2014, 5:07 pm
Wow!
 

Dale O. (190)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:10 pm
Fabulous, makes biking even more delightful!
 

Anne F. (17)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:06 pm
let's provide secure parking, especially at schools, pools, and libraries; Let's make sure car drivers, bicycle riders, and people walking know how to get through intersections.
 

Debra G. (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:03 pm
E-bikes are cool. Now if we can just get decent bike lanes built...
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:22 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:44 am
Noted.
 

Pogle S. (88)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 7:12 am
Great idea
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:33 pm
Really neat. Thanks Frans
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 10:33 pm
Wow! Thanks Frans!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 7:11 am
OH, YEAH you can!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 7:48 am
Wow, great concept but really stupid and incorrect headline. I really hate, not, to rain on the parade but this does not in any way reinvent or change the wheel in any way whatsoever! What it does is make a significant improvement as to how power is supplied to power the wheel. And that is not being picky that is just a fact, the wheel is still round and goes round and round the only change it to what makes the wheel go round and round. It is an attention getting headline but it is not accurate in any way. If you cut out all of the baseless hype as in the wheel is not changed, the basic design of the bicycle is still 2 wheels and a frame for transport, the only change is the motor and nothing else. It seems a great improvement but that depends, cost, practicality,reliability, durability, and cost of repairs both labor and materials. And then there is the weather-terrain consideration, is it susceptible to heat, cold, dust or water.
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 11:24 pm
I really wasn't expecting to read about a bicyclethat MIGHT get me to riding again - even at this late date
 

Ondine J. (133)
Monday February 10, 2014, 2:02 am
Noted, thanks Frans, really interesting.
 

Michael A. (29)
Monday February 10, 2014, 11:04 am
noted
 

John S. (304)
Monday February 10, 2014, 12:38 pm
Interesting, thanks.
 
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