Technology

July 18, 2018

This E-Bike Will Give You an Extra Boost When You Need Help Pedaling

With cars being one of the world’s leading causes of pollution, more and more people are opting for eco-friendly travel alternatives. One option is an electric bike—a bicycle with an electric motor, designed to give you an extra boost when you push the pedals. The popularity of e-bikes is certainly gathering speed, with new brands and models being released every year. One of the newest e-bikes on the market is the Kickstarter-funded oh!

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June 13, 2018

New Technology Produces Water From Thin Air, Even in the Desert

Water—it's a precious, basic resource that in many parts of the world is difficult to come by. But now, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have made an interesting breakthrough that could benefit those living in arid climates. An article in Science Advances describes a new water harvester that transforms air into water, no electricity needed. Using an organic compound called metal-organic framework (MOF), water molecules become trapped even in low humidity.

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May 15, 2018

Uber Reveals Futuristic “Skyports” for Flying Taxis of the Future

After announcing its collaboration with NASA last year to develop an airborne electric taxi service, Uber unveiled new plans for uberAIR at its annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. Aside from an updated prototype for a low-flying electric taxi, the firm also revealed a series of Skyports as conceived by six architecture, engineering, and construction companies. The futuristic-looking Skyports would serve as departure and arrival points for uberAIR's electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLS)

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April 23, 2018

MINI Created an Electric Model Putting a Sustainable Spin on the Classic Car

With a focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has shifted gears in the last few years. From Vespa to Volkswagen, many major brands now offer electric versions of their tried-and-true vehicles. The latest car company to race toward this eco-friendly finish line is MINI, whose recently revealed Classic MINI Electric has appealed to car lovers and environmentalists alike.

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