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A Closer Look at Atlas, the Prize-Winning Human-Powered Helo

Back in April, PopMech profiled the guys behind the human-powered helicopter Atlas, who just won the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize. Here's a detailed look at their long journey to victory.<p>Back in April, PopMech profiled the guys behind the human-powered helicopter <i>Atlas</i>, who just won the $250,000 Sikorsky …

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Finally! A Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

After more than 30 years without a winner, the Sikorsky Prize has a champion. Today aeronautical startup Aerovelo confirmed that its human-powered helo, Atlas, has won the competition. (Take a closer look at the aircraft in our photo gallery.)<p><b>A quixotic Kickstarter-funded project</b> has won the …

Aviation

Glyde Gear's Fly combines a backpack and a scooter

So, let’s see. We’ve already got a suitcase with a built-in scooter, and a bike that can be carried in its own backpack, so that would leave ... a …

Backpacking

Pop Up Grill heats and sears with charcoal or campfire

The Pop Up Grill is a simple idea that combines two cooking functions traditionally carried out by separate pieces of equipment. With a removable …

Nerf Vulcan Sentry Gun tracks targets and avoids friendly fire

Anyone who plays video games will know that few things protect an area like a well-placed sentry gun. In the real world, though, even a person's …

Sikorsky Prize claimed: 64 s of human flight end 33 years of toil

The Atlas set a world record with its flight time of 64.11 s, flew to a height of 3.3 m (10.8 ft), and deviated from an effective standstill by only …

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How to ID Those Animal Tracks in Your Yard

Want to figure out what wild neighbors are running through you lawn? Build a simple sandbox and study their tracks.<p><b>Thanks to expanded housing developments</b> and, in some areas, recovering wildlife populations, animals and people are seeing more of each other these days. Coyotes, deer, and raccoons …

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