Innovation

Peasant Da Vincis

A number of amateur inventors — dubbed “Peasant Da Vincis” — who have in recent years bashed together home made planes, helicopters and even tanks, apparently with little consideration of practical value. They include a hairdresser from Zhejiang province, who built a one-seater airplane with wheels from a motorized wheelchair and a seat scavenged from …

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Copenhagen Wheel : Turns any ordinary cycle into a hybrid

In the past decade or so, bicycles have taken western cities by storm. London has introduced both bike-sharing and bike lanes, and Paris even has a bike-sharing programme for children. In Copenhagen, ever the bicycle champion, 41% of rides to work and education now take place on bicycle seats. But what if you’re not super …

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