I grew up in Washington D.C., went to college in Vermont, and now live in Brooklyn, all places where bicycles are ridden by the very proud. Sorry, but I’ll never be impressed that you can balance on two objects—that’s what feet are for.
This “electric carriage,” which appeared in the July 27, 1889 issue of Scientific American was way ahead of its time. How ahead of its time was it? South Dakota wasn’t even a state yet. The article that went along with it noted that the patent for this ingenious contraption was granted to one Mr. Harvey D. Dibble of…
Motorcyclist, electronics tech and inventor John Henry spent years developing a “third brake-light” for motorcycles and is finally taking it to market. The helmet-mounted LED illuminates when the bike is slowing down and acts as a rescue beacon in a crash.
Chances are, you’ve thought about bumpers at least a little bit. Maybe it was when modern, energy-absorbing bumpers saved your ass in a wreck, or when you found a minor scrape to a bumper cover would cost you $1100 to fix. But I suspect that you’ve never thought “Hey, wait a minute. Why the hell aren’t my bumpers were…
(Note: This article is best enjoyed with the Battle Hymn of the Republic playing in the background.) Does anything stir your inner-patriotism than seeing the old red, white, and blue blowing in the wind? Obviously not, so a couple of guys invented a flag frame that simulates that effect in your living room.
Almost everyone is familiar with "The Hoverboard" from "Back to the Future II." But do you remember the cartoon "Tale Spin" and a character named "Kit Cloudkicker," who flew through the skies while being towed on a boomerang-shaped airfoil? That dream is about to become a reality, called The Wingboard.
A new device on how to ease difficult childbirths comes from an unusual source — a car mechanic, inspired after watching a YouTube video on how to get a cork out of a wine bottle.
Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Cadillac, and Jaguar, it's time to pack it in. The most comfortable car in the world has now been invented and will never be surpassed, in China.
You might not realize it when you've been trapped behind the same red light for five minutes, but traffic lights, when they're timed and tuned correctly, are actually pretty good at making traffic move. Really.
• Reason #456 for always wearing shoes while driving. Even if you are Britney Spears. [Life Style Extra]
• We don't know if you can call charging people who work for you more for health insurance an "innovative change" to your employee health care plan. [PRNewswire]
• Four Michigan inventions included in a new…