A lot of the stuff we buy is already on its way to being obsolete as soon as it's pulled from the box. So, with your phone, computer, and appliances all marching inexorably towards the graveyard, how much use should you really expect out of an old bicycle?
Loving this wonderful 90-second short from the folks at Visual Artwork. Through a series of beautifully animated transitions, it highlights the evolution of the bicycle, from the wooden horse to the modern racer, and the mechanical differences between each iteration of this iconic mode of transportation.
Brazil's Santa Rita do Sapucaí prison has found a new source of alternative energy: its own prisoners. The prison has offered to shave time off of prisoners' sentences if they'll charge batteries using special bikes and their own two legs.
I'm still waiting for the day when humans navigate cities by being sucked through pneumatic tubes. But in the meantime, New Zealand's bicycle-monorail mash-up, known as the Shweeb, might be the next best thing.