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Ultralight Carbon Fiber Blackbraid Bicycle Weighs Less Than 11 Pounds!

February 28th, 2013

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The race to create the world’s lightest bike is hot and heavy in the cycling world – and PG Bikes and Munich Composites just shot towards the front of the pack with their ultralight Blackbraid Bicycle. This streamlined carbon fiber cycle weighs just under 11 pounds without sacrificing durability and strength. Munich Composites developed the bike’s braided carbon technology, which is as stable as steel and weighs less than aluminum. The Blackbraid is now available in a fixed-gear or a 14-speed touring model.

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Snøhetta Wins Competition to Design €50 Million Lascaux IV Cave Painting Center in France

February 28th, 2013

Former Groupon CEO leaks outgoing memo: ‘I was fired today’

February 28th, 2013
Newly ousted Groupon chief executive Andrew Mason publishes a brutally honest internal memo to employees on his departure. [Read more]



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18-Year-Old Nuclear Scientist Unveils Plans for More Efficient, Transportable Nuclear Reactors

February 28th, 2013

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Taylor Wilson is an 18-year-old scientist who built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parent’s garage at the age of 14 – and he just unveiled his work on a new modular nuclear fission reactor that could be more efficient than existing nuclear plants. After speaking last year about his first experiences with nuclear power, Taylor returned to TED2013 to talk about his new project.

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Ubiquitous Energy Developing Transparent Stick-On Solar Cells that Can Power Your iPad

February 28th, 2013

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Portable gadgets, like smartphones and tablets, have changed the way we consume information and communicate, but at this stage they all have one common flaw: they need to be tethered to the wall for a few hours to recharge their batteries. From portable solar panels to kinetic energy harvesting, we’ve seen several clever ideas aimed at generating energy on the go, but a new startup called Ubiquitious Energy promises to revolutionize the way we power our mobile devices. The company plans to develop see-through solar cells that can be installed on top of tablet screens, keeping your iPad running all day long.

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MIT Unveils 4D-Printed Objects that ‘Make Themselves’

February 28th, 2013

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As if the rise of 3D printing in the past few years wasn’t cool enough, MIT’s Skylar Tibbits just unveiled the future of 4D printing in a TED talk this week. It may sound unbelievable, but the new technology combines 3D printing with shape-shifting design. Tibbits explained that the process involves a 3D-printed object that is capable of self-assembling or changing into another shape when exposed to an outside factor like heat, water, light or sound.
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Pope’s tweets dissolved

February 28th, 2013
Last week, the Vatican announced that the pope's postings to Twitter would end upon his official retirement day. His tweets have been summarily removed. [Read more]



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What is the best high-end Windows 8 tablet?

February 28th, 2013
Now that we've reviewed a handful of Windows 8 tablets with Intel Core i-series CPUs, one model is the clear leader. [Read more]



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El Dot Designs’ Versatile Mistress Workstation is Made From FSC-Certified Plyboo

February 28th, 2013

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El Dot Designs‘ Mistress Workstation is a versatile desk made from FSC-certified Plyboo with hairpin legs. Designed for Mistress Creative in Venice Beach, California, the self-contained creative powerhouse comes complete with a movable power supply with 3 outlets and 2 usb ports, a magnetic dry erase board, and even a bamboo bag hook underneath. The first 15 were a huge success at the California advertising agency, and El Dot Designs plans on putting them into production for a broader audience.

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Bicycle Storage Designs Creates an Eco-Friendly Indoor Storage Solution for Bikes

February 28th, 2013

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Bicycle storage can be a real pain, especially if you live in a building with no dedicated storage space. Rather than tying up your pony to a tree or a fence outside your home, rest easy knowing that your bike is safe and sound indoors. Bicycle Storage Designs created this eco-friendly storage solution that is able to hold up to four bicycles. Built from Queensland Hoop Pine and flat-packed for low-impact delivery, the system is easy to assemble, nice to look at and ready for your choice of finish. Check ‘em out here! (If not for the rack, then for the site’s sweet soundtrack!)

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