If you’ve ever dreamed of levitating out of traffic when cycling to work, your dreams may soon come true. Three Czech companies have joined forces to develop a helicopter/bicycle hybrid, complete with giant propellers above the front and rear wheels. Although the bike isn’t quite ready to carry a human on board, it has already been tested by remote control and it can fly for five minutes straight.
The helicopter bike prototype may look a little like the rider is transporting two wind turbines, but those cage-protected propellers create enough power to lift the bike vertically into flight. Weighing in at 209 pounds, the prototype has two large battery-operated propellers on the front and back, and one smaller propeller on each side which is supposed to give steering control in addition to flight.
Started by bright, young entrepreneurs Desi Taylor and Monica Stefanac, Cluventure Travel offers 100% customized treasure-hunt style experiences. Travelers are provided with real-time clues that lead them both to and through their vacation destination. Prospective adventurers can choose either a domestic or international Cluventure and select their desired clue level, along with several other travel preferences. […]
A British supermarket chain has been combatting food waste in more ways than one. Waitrose, the sixth largest grocery retailer in the United Kingdom with 350 stores, began selling “ugly” produce—often discarded for their imperfectness—at a discounted price last year. Before that, five years ago, the company also halted the practice of sending food waste […]
Many cities around the world — from New York City to Buenos Aires — are investing more in bike share systems as a form of public transportation. But the bikes don’t come with helmets, so riders must either bring their own — which can be cumbersome to carry around — or go without. A new invention, called the EcoHelmet, […]
The Foldylock Compact is a premium folding bike lock features the perfect mix between protection, weight, and design. The Compact is made of six hardened steel links over-molded by a reinforced-military graded-UV treated polymer. It makes it both “friendly” to your bike’s paint job and protected against the elements – so it will maintain its fresh […]