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The Gi-Bike Is Electric, Foldable, And Looks Like The Future

When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I’m going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is a Rambo knife. Also a CD of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. And also the Gi-Bike.<p>Created by adopted New Yorkers Agustin Agustinoy, Eric Sevillia, and Lucas Toledo, the …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Simple harmonic motion: the swing of the pendulum

Yesterday my daughter saw the famous Tacoma Narrows bridge video for the first time in a talk by Roma Agrawal at the Royal Institution. As an example of oscillatory motion it made, as it always does, a profound impression.<p>Oscillatory motion is everywhere. The swing of the pendulum seems to be an …

The Week In Numbers: On-Demand Lucid Dreaming, The Science Of Lucky Streaks, And More

<b>40 hertz</b>: the frequency of electrical brain stimulation most likely to induce lucid dreaming, according to a a recent study<p><b>$65</b>: cost to hack your Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures<p><b>2030</b>: the year Russia plans to colonize the moon<p><b>1969</b>: year of NASA's Apollo 10 mission (here's …

The Brain

BMW Takes Its Car-Sharing Service To The Streets Of San Francisco

That means that you don't have to drop the car off in a dedicated lot, as you would with, say, Zipcar. Instead, the car will tell you when you're in an approved drop-off zone, which is between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street and between 16th and 26th streets.<p>"We're starting in certain streets in …

How feminist biology is challenging science's gender biases

Is the science of biology sexist? Last week, in a co-written article for the journal Nature, the director of the US National Institute of Health (NIH) publicly admonished scientists for testing drugs and theories on male lab rats, tissues and cells, while excluding females for fear their hormone …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Dare Ya To Not Try To Be A Scientist After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Creativity To You

If only America's Science Coach, Neil deGrasse Tyson, had been there. He'd have said to me, “Lori, math, science, and engineering are some of the …

A Terrible Thing That Waits (Under the Ocean)

There’s a line in the mine warfare community twisted from the United Negro College Fund slogan and gets (over) used all the time:<br>“A mine is a terrible thing that waits.”<p>And waits and waits and waits.<p>In the lead-up to the cancelled invasion of the home islands of Japan in World War II, the U.S. Navy …