Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

October 29, 2013 by  
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The shape-shifting Roadless Wheel is a one-size-fits-all solution for different vehicle types and road conditions in rural Africa. Student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA, Ackeem Ngwenya used the principle of a scissor jack to make the wheel grow shorter and wider, or taller and narrow, to adjust to rough roads in areas with no infrastructure. Read the rest of Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ackeem Ngwenya , automotive design , green design , green transportation , morphing wheels , RCA London , Roadless Wheel , student design wheel , transforming wheel conditions , wheel designs        

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Crushed Cockroach Medicinal Craze Sweeps Across China

October 29, 2013 by  
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Entrepreneurs are exploiting a medicinal craze that has swept across China – and it hinges upon the belief that eating cockroaches can remedy blood clots, gastroenteritis, tuberculosis, heart disease and other health conditions. A booming new industry for farming millions of the creepy crawlies has emerged. Once they reach a certain level of maturity, the cockroaches are crushed into pills that believers consume like a daily vitamin. Native Chinese people, particularly in the country’s northern regions, have eaten cockroaches for centuries, so there is virtually no social stigma associated with popping roach pills – and the business of raising them comes with a substantial payback. Read the rest of Crushed Cockroach Medicinal Craze Sweeps Across China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American Cockroach , cockroach farming in China , cockroach pills , crush cockroach medicine , latest medicinal craze , native chinese people who eat cockroaches , Periplaneta americana , powdered cockroach medicine , Wang Fuming        

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