It seems like the Dubai police department wants all the toys. It already has a fleet of mesmerizing supercar patrol cars, and now it has begun to test hoverbikes. Like something straight out of a science-fiction film, the hoverbikes are vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles with four rotors and an electric powertrain. CNN reported last Thursday the Dubai police department will continue tests as it aims to incorporate the hoverbikes into the force. The goal is to form a first-responder unit to reach areas that are difficult to access. The accompanying video shows a hoverbike in action...
The mini bike from "Dumb and Dumber" is up for sale
In the world of cinema, there exists a comedy that remains a masterpiece of its genre. We refer, of course, to the glorious film "Dumb and Dumber." Starring alongside Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, one of the unsung heroes of this film is... a mini bike. It's this bike that brings Lloyd and Harry to...Jeff Glucker
Today, 3D Printed Nylon Bikes... Tomorrow, Nylon Cars?
3D printing isn't one of those technologies that we might see, some indeterminate time in the future. It's one of those technologies that we can already see, and inspect, and touch. 3D printing, also known as Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) isn't the technology of the future - it's a technology...Antony Ingram
Urban Transport Of The Future? Bike Meets Car With E-3POD
The Royal College of Art in London, England has produced some of the auto industry's top design talent for 40 years now and attracts budding car designers from all around the world. On occasion, they hold competitions for their top talent to design vehicles of the future, mixing the best in car...Antony Ingram
Light Up The Streets: TRON Light Cycles Now For Sale
One of Winter's most anticipated films was TRON Legacy, the follow-up to 1980s science-fiction film TRON. In the original, a hacker played by Jeff Bridges gets absorbed into a perilous virtual world and in Legacy, his son falls to the same fate. For tech fans the plot is really just a sideline to...Antony Ingram
Blythe Danner Forced To Use Trike While Daughter Rakes It In
It may be difficult, but please: look at this. Yes, that's Blythe Danner. AND SHE IS ON A TRICYCLE. Well, okay, the contraption has two small wheels in the back, so technically, it's a quadracycle. But whatever: the thing's effect on us is the same. That effect is nausea. We do not enjoy watching...Richard Read
Before the invention of the automobile, cycling was a popular way to get around and even today many developing countries feature far greater numbers of cyclists then motorists. That at least goes some way into explaining this new range of bicycles from Mercedes Benz, which the automaker claims feature the same level of quality as its cars. The range of two-wheelers from Mercedes consists of a folding bike, a new mountain bike and a racing bike. The folding bike features a patented mechanism that Mercedes says allows cyclists to fold the bike down in just a few seconds without any tools. The...