An unusual hybrid bike being developed in Durham, North Carolina could be the future of urban transportation, according to its creators. Rob Cotter of Organic Transit says his machine, called the “Elf”, brings a new level of efficiency that equates to nearly 1,800 miles-per-gallon. This vehicle offers a realistic alternative for people looking for a […]
The rocking horse has entertained children for generations – but this modern-day steed is something special. Not only does it light up as a child rocks, the lights are powered by the kinetic energy the children produce.
A British design student has invented a hi-tech squat toilet for the western market, which he believes will provide health benefits for users and lead to the demise of the traditional seated lavatory.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an interactive touch interface that can be projected onto any flat surface. Called ‘World Kit’, the system is geared towards allowing users to interact with their environment in the same way they do their smart phones and tablets.
A Japanese startup company is taking on tech titan Google, with a wearable computer it plans to have in stores by the end of 2013. Called Telepathy One, the device looks much like Google Glass but differs in at least one important way – it’s compatible for people who wear glasses.
Boston-based company Altaeros has developed a new wind power generator in the form of a giant balloon they say will offer a cheap renewable energy alternative to communities off the grid. Ben Gruber has more.
Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have unveiled plans for big new buildings with distinctive designs from top-name architects to house their growing workforces and make statements that the tech companies are here to stay. Reuters’ Alistair Barr reports.
Croatian engineering company Dok-Ing has announced plans to start serial production of its electric three-seat microcar. The company believes urban commuters will find the vehicle ideal for low-cost, environmentally-friendly motoring. Jim Drury reports.
(Reuters) – Streaming music service Spotify has partnered with Ford Motor Co (F.N) to allow its subscribers to listen to music in more than one million Ford vehicles in North America. Owners of Ford models with SYNC AppLink can access Spotify’s catalog of more than 20 million songs through voice activation using its smartphone app. […]
‘Glowing lanes’ on highways could spell the end of costly street lighting, according to a Dutch designer. Daan Roosengaarde’s ‘Smart Highway’ involves photoluminescent paint markings on roads that are charged in sunlight and glow at night to denote lanes. Jim Drury reports. For more information visit www.reuters.com.