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Ideation for Offshore Nuclear Plants at MIT

How do you make nuclear energy safely and cheaply? The answer is simple: Build it with well-tested existing technology and put it in a safe location, in a place where it can be easily cooled, and safe from events such as earthquakes or tsunamis. Jacopo Buongiorno, associate professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, […]

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Amazon Explores Possibilities of Drone Delivery

mazon has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for exemption from rules barring it from testing drones in the United States. The online shopping company made waves recently by showing off small unmanned aircraft that it claims will be able to deliver parcels to consumers in 30 minutes. The drone delivery service, called Prime Air, […]

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New, More Affordable 3D Printers in Development

wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a company called M3D concluded three weeks ago, with more than $3.4 million raised through the sale of […]

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Argon Employs Computational Fluid Dynamics in Developing Argon 18 Triathlon Bikes

Canada’s Argon 18 delivered one of the most unexpected but clearest category winners with their entry-level E-80 last year. Their new E-118 produces similarly standout performance at the premium end of the scale. Striking to look at and inspirational to ride, this chassis is going to be one to keep an eye out for this season. The E-118 […]

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Production Jobs Return to the U.S.

WHITEWATER, Wis. — In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management’s logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for $100 per unit less than the cost of producing it in […]

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Starbase Program Makes The Future Brighter For Teens

As a Department of Defense youth program, Starbase, teaches teens on military bases around the country the importance of technological advancements through a rigorous curriculum. The program invests in at-risk teens, taking t...
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Guerrilla Gravity: Denver’s Newest Extreme Bike Shop

Specializing in high gravity custom mountain bikes like you’ve never seen before, Guerrilla Gravity in Colorado is completely original and sufficiently bad-ass. Each bike is designed and manufactured in Denver making th...
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This Motocross Company’s Office Kinda Makes Me Want To Quit My Job And Ride Dirt Bikes All Day

When motocross apparel company Fox Head Inc. decided to move its headquarters to an 82,000-square-foot warehouse in Irvine, California, the company wanted to ensure that its boxy new digs would stand out. As a company that ou...
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Skully seeking beta testers for Augmented Reality motorcycle helmet

Distraction, disruption, destruction. While enjoying a ride, you check your GPS, or check your six, and just at that moment an oncoming car decides to make a quick turn right in your path, or a car comes at speed out of a side ...
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Saietta R electric performance bike heading for US shores in 2014

Since 2011, the UK’s Agility Motors has been promising to deliver on its highly anticipated electric motorbike. Promoted as the firm’s “next generation electric urban sport motorcycle” the new 96.5 hp Sa...
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Top 10 cycling innovations of 2013

You like bikes? Yep, so do we. And while we certainly pay attention to the big announcements from the Shimanos and Campagnolos of the world, oftentimes it’s the quirkier, more creative inventions from smaller manufacturer...
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