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Copenhagen Wheel Provides Wireless Pedal Assist Support For Bicycles
2013-12-04 06:49:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online MIT-spinoff Superpedestrian unveiled a commercial version of its Copenhagen Wheel on Tuesday, allowing consumers to turn any ordinary bicycle into a hybrid “e-bike.” The $700 rear wheel works in a fashion similar to a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt, converting and storing energy during pedaling, braking and descending that is later used to boost riders as they accelerate or go uphill. The wheel's onboard electronics detect how...

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2009-12-14 15:35:00

Tomorrow, December 15, at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, MIT researchers will debut the Copenhagen Wheel -- a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, fitness, smog, and traffic. Though it looks like an ordinary bicycle wheel with an oversized center, the Wheel's bright red hub is a veritable Swiss army knife's worth of electronic gadgets and novel functions. "Over the past few years we have seen a kind of biking renaissance,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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