Moox Bike, the first-of-its kind bike and scooter hybrid.

With Moox Bike, you can pedal like a traditional bicycle or use the patented platform design to glide and scoot. The Moox Bike begs to be noticed. Its innovative design and striking colors not only make it fun to ride and glide, but turns heads along the way. Its design, construction and architecture provide an extremely comfortable and fluid ride. The Moox Bike is structurally sound with no-fuss. It will last for years with minimal maintenance. Each Moox Bike is individually tested and adheres ...
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Australian-designed suit worn on Space Station.

The brainchild of aerospace engineer, RMIT alumnus and senior research associate Dr James Waldie, the SkinSuit has been worn by an astronaut inside the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time. Denmark’s first astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, spent 10 days in the ISS last month and pulled on the SkinSuit to test its effectiveness in the weightless conditions. Inspired by the striking bodysuit worn by Cathy Freeman at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Waldie and his collaborators have spent more ...
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Artificial Foam Heart Created

Cornell University researchers have developed a new lightweight and stretchable material with the consistency of memory foam that has potential for use in prosthetic body parts, artificial organs and soft robotics. The foam is unique because it can be formed and has connected pores that allow fluids to be pumped through it. The foam starts as a liquid, so researchers can pour it into a 3D printed mould in order to form the heart, adding appropriate valves to the finished structure. This means...
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Enhancing movement with computational models.

MIT’s David Hill, a PhD student in media arts and sciences, builds computational models of human locomotion, which are the basis for designing ever-better prosthetics and his advisor, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences, is a double amputee. Hill says living in the world of theoretical models can be somewhat insular, so having a real-life example of someone who can benefit from and pilot some of the work he does is part of what helps him stay focused. Human movement i...
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Tires That Cannot Go Flat

Biomimicry, the science that imitates nature to create new products, is the field responsible for new, airless, tubeless, tires that cannot go flat. Resilient Technologies, a Wisconsin based company, is behind this invention. The inspiration for the design of the tire was found in nature: the honeycomb. Instead of using a pressurized air cavity, the tire design relies on a geometric pattern of six-sided cells that are arranged in a matrix like a honeycomb. The tire has uniform flexibility ...
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