FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage

February 19, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. As the number of people riding bikes in cities is increases, so does the difficulty of finding adequate space to store those bicycles. As a result, bicycles are often stored outside on the street and are vulnerable to harsh weather and thieves. That’s why designers Rob De Schutter and Patrick Jacquet developed FlipCrown , a product that can be retrofitted to most bicycles to allow handlebars to be turned or flipped 90° for easy storage . When combined with FlipCrown’s chrome quick-release pedals and custom bicycle shelf, the bicycle can even be mounted on the wall like a piece of art. Interested in flat-packing your bicycled for easy storage? Head over to the FlipCrown Indiegogo page to support them and to place an early-bird order. + FlipCrown Indiegogo Campaign The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle handlebars , bicycle storage , bicycles , flipcrown , IndieGoGo , Patrick Jacquet , reader submitted content , rob de Schutter

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16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors

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Nuclear energy is not all it’s cracked up to be. As many as 16,000 cracks have been found in two Belgian nuclear reactors, a discovery that could spell bad news for nuclear safety around the world. According to The Ecologist , the cracks were found in the steel reactor pressure vessels at the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear reactors in Belgium. The vessels contain highly radioactive cores and their failure could result in catastrophic nuclear accidents involving a massive release of radiation. Read the rest of 16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: belgian , belgium , digby macdonald , doel 3 , nuclear energy , nuclear power , nuclear reactors , nuclear safety , tihange 2 , walter bogaerts

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Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019, reports say

February 19, 2015 by  
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Tesla has established itself pretty firmly as the leader of the electric car pack, but it may have to watch its back as more conventional car companies look to get into the green car game. According to reports , Porsche looks to be the latest contender with engineers now at work on an all-electric sedan of their own. But how will the newcomer rival Tesla’s formidable  Model S P85D? Read the rest of Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019, reports say Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 717 , afforable ev , all-electric , cayenne , electric car , electric vehicle , ev , four door , green car , luxury sedan , porsche , porsche electric car , tesla , tesla model-s

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