Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

February 23, 2015 by  
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If you love biking to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the Raht Racer is just the cycle for you. This hybrid vehicle amplifies pedal power to enable cyclists to travel at car speeds while still getting a workout, and it has a roof to keep you dry in wet weather. The Raht Racer’s hybrid flywheel generator multiplies the pedal power of the driver so that the vehicle can hit a top speed of 100 miles per hour! Read the rest of Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , car , commuter , cycling , cyclist , hybrid generator , hybrid technology , hybrid vehicle , kinetic energy , pedal power , pedal power vehicle , RAHT RACER

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Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

February 23, 2015 by  
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This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times as long

February 23, 2015 by  
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We’ve all done it – you purchase a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies, only to lose track of the time and find them languishing in the back of the crisper, covered in a layer of fuzz. This one simple gadget could change that by extending the life of your produce. Environmentally friendly , safe and kind of adorable, the Green Heart is so simple, it’s genius. It’s filled with potassium, which absorbs all of the gasses that cause your produce to rot, extending the life and nutrition of your food. The Green Hearts is on Kickstarter right now, and early adopters can get 2 hearts with a six month supply for $9, which practically pays for itself in saved fruit alone in no time. + Green Hearts at Kickstarter 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: extend the life of produce , extending the life of fruit , fruit rot , Green Hearts , Green Hearts Kickstarter , keeping food fresh , kickstarter campaigns , preventing mold , preventing rot , produce rot , reader submission , The Green Hearts , veggie rot

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How BioLite camping stoves are saving lives in developing countries

February 23, 2015 by  
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Approximately 3 billion people around the world lack access to modern energy , and cook over open flames that billow smoke and cause severe cardiac and respiratory illnesses. BioLite HomeStoves are clean-burning, efficient, and low-cost biomass cookstoves that use twigs and branches as fuel, and burn as hot as gas stoves without creating any smoke. They also generate electricity as they burn , allowing those in developing countries to gain access to green energy as they cook. Read the rest of How BioLite camping stoves are saving lives in developing countries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “sustainable energy” , BioLite , BioLite camping stoves , biolite home stove , Biolite HomeStove , BioLite stoves , camping stove , camping stoves , clean fuel , cooking food , cooking fuel , cooking stove , developing countries , developing world , fuel , generating electricity , home stove , HomeStove , kickstarter , renewable energy , The BioLite BaseCamp Stove

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Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

December 30, 2013 by  
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You might recall that this summer, Inhabitat brought up the possibility of using Citi Bikes to generate pedal power , and it looks like the folks behind the blue bikes might have taken notice. Citi Bike is inviting New Yorkers and visitors who are looking to burn off some calories to stop by one of their pedal power stations at Times Square today to help charge up the New Year’s Eve ball for tomorrow night’s celebration. If you’re in the area, don’t forget to stop by today and be a part of this exciting experiment ! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , Andrew Brent , Citi Bank , Citi bike , citi bike ball drop , citi bike new years eve , Citi Bike Pedal Power Stations , Citi Bikes Power Times Square Ball , green energy , human powered , janette sadik-khan , kinetic energy , Ned Flint , New Year , new year’s eve in times square , New York New Years Ball Drop , pedal power , Pierce Promotions , Tim Tompkins , times square alliance , Transportation Commissioner , zero-emissions        

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Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

December 11, 2012 by  
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A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that’s powered by a simple set of pedals – just like your bike! Constructed from superlight polystyrene and carbon fiber , the plane weighs only 81 pounds despite a wingspan of 117 feet. Encouraged by mostly successful test flights, Team Aeroscepsy will attempt to set a new world record by flying Gokurakutombo (which means “happy-go-lucky” – and apparently also “happy dragonfly” in Japanese) 75 miles over the Pacific Ocean . Read the rest of Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airplane , Gokurakutombo , human powered , pedal power , styrofoam , Team Aeroscepsy , yamaha

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Dual Purpose Bicycle Provides Transportation and Pedal Power!

October 4, 2012 by  
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A dual purpose bicycle (DPB) is a bicycle which can be used for both transportation and for power production . The modification consists of a free wheel, a bottom bracket and a “V” pulley. The DPB can power a rice thresher, a peanut sheller, a circular saw, a wooden lathe, a piston pump and many other implements that require rotary motion. + Technology for the Poor 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!

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The Stealth Bomber: An Electric Bike Fit for the Dark Knight

August 29, 2012 by  
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So Bruce Wayne didn’t get to realize his dream of supplying Gotham  with endless amounts of clean energy. Maybe he should have started smaller in his efforts to go green, like swapping out some of those gas guzzling vehicles for less carbon-intensive alternatives. If Batman was ever to give his fleet a green upgrade, we think the Bomber from the UK’s Stealth Electric Bikes would be the perfect addition. Read the rest of The Stealth Bomber: An Electric Bike Fit for the Dark Knight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: batman , Bomber , Dark Knight , electric vehicle , gotham , green transportation , pedal power , Stealth Electric Bikes

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Denmark Constructs Bicycle Superhighways For Copenhagen’s Commuters

July 20, 2012 by  
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vvoe / Shutterstock.com In April, Denmark completed the first of what will eventually be a network of 26 bicycle “superhighways” —smooth routes exclusively for Danes who wish to commute into Copenhagen by pedal-power alone. The $47 million, publicly-funded project will provide additional safe, well-equipped paths to the over 10,000 kilometers of bike paths already in place in the country. Although Denmark already has a sizable bike commuting population—some half a million each year—the superhighway is designed to encourage individuals who live more than five kilometers outside of the city’s capital to leave their cars at home and cycle to work. Read the rest of Denmark Constructs Bicycle Superhighways For Copenhagen’s Commuters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle paths , bicycle superhighway , bike-friendly cities , carbon emissions , copenhagen bike , cycle share , denmark cycle , exercise health , Green Cities , green commute , pedal power , public transport , urban planning

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Google’s New Pittsburgh Office is Located in a 100-Year-Old Nabisco Factory

July 20, 2012 by  
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