At press time their website had not yet been updated with this news, but the 2010 James Dyson Award has announced their US National Winner, along with the US Shortlist.
Top prize goes to MIT's SENSEable City Lab for their Copenhagen Wheel design, a sort of smart wheel that attaches to existing bicycles and transforms them into "hybrid electric-bikes with regeneration and real-time sensing capabilities."
Its sleek red hub not only contains a motor, batteries and an internal gear system - helping cyclists overcome hilly terrains and long distances - but also includes environmental and location sensors that provide data for cycling-related mobile applications. Cyclists can use this data to plan healthier bike routes, to achieve their exercise goals or to create new connections with other cyclists. Through sharing their data with friends or their city, they are also contributing to a larger pool of information from which the whole community can benefit.
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As Chinese authorities scramble to discover* (or cover up) what caused a massive explosion in Tianjin, the internet is now awash in multi-angle, multi-proximity footage of the terrifying blast. In a reminder of what a strange world we now live in, dozens, perhaps hundreds of people captured the explosion on
If I shove you, you might sway for a second, but your body will automatically correct the imbalance and right you. If you don't believe me, try it now; select a co-worker and randomly shove them. Have you done it? Good. Now we only have a few moments before they
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Danit Peleg's investigative approach and intelligent use of community resources is the approach that can advance the field
While 3D printing enables rapid prototyping for product designers, emphasis on "rapid," the production method's uptake by the clothing industry has been slow. But it seems it will happen, eventually; a few times a year another 3D-printed clothing story comes over the wire (see list at bottom), and the latest