Jaambaaro Vehicle Puts the Rickshaw in Ambulance

All joking aside, there are plenty of places in the world where getting speedy medical attention is difficult. And that's where the Jaambaaro concept from designer Benoît Angibaud comes in. It's a two-person pedal-powered ambulance, designed to get the sick and wounded to hospital in areas where motor vehicles are… » 7/10/08 12:15pm 7/10/08 12:15pm

Music Fans in UK This Weekend Treated to Pedal-Power For Their Phones

The only real problem with today's portable electronics is battery life. The gear gets more powerful but sadly battery technology really hasn't kept up, that's why we write about things like solar power. But there are also nifty things called dynamos, devices you pump or crank to juice up your batteries. O2, a large… » 7/01/08 11:26pm 7/01/08 11:26pm

Trailcart: World's First Pedal-Powered 4WD Off-Road Vehicle

It seems like something that would have been invented before, and by red-blooded Americans for whom off-roading is a way of life, but the Trailcart, according to TreeHugger, is the world's "first pedal-powered four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle," and it was invented by a clever German fellow named Frank Fraune. » 6/02/08 10:20am 6/02/08 10:20am

Charger Powers Up Gadgets, Illuminates Dark Areas and Really Works Your…

We have seen crank powered chargers before, and even one that involves pedaling, but this bizarre contraption really has it all. With a little pedal power you can juice up a wide range of gadgets—and even use the built-in LED on the battery as a flashlight. But what about the health benefits? » 5/07/08 4:30pm 5/07/08 4:30pm

MIT Cyclists Set Record for Pedal-Powered Supercomputing

A team of 10 cyclists from MIT have set a new world record in the field of Human Powered Computation (HPC) by drawing 1.2 kilowatts of electricity and powering a a SiCortex SC648 supercomputer over the course of a 20 minute nonstop ride. If you recall, SiCortex pulled a similar stunt with another group of bikers at… » 12/17/07 5:30pm 12/17/07 5:30pm

Wire Lamborghini Relies on Pedal Power to get Around

This Lamborghini made of wire was shown off at the Art Car Parade in Manchester last month. The two guys behind it, sculptor Benedict Radcliffe and pedal car designer Ben Wilson, even managed to get the attention of a British cop &mdash probably the first time a Lambo has been ticketed for going too slowly. See the… » 10/04/07 6:00am 10/04/07 6:00am

Toyota Designs Hybrid Vehicle Using Pedal Power and Electricity

Toyota has designed a concept car for that time when we'll all be towing our Priuses with a team of horses, calling its creation a Renewable Lifestyle Vehicle (RLV). It takes the word "hybrid" to the next level, splitting its powertrain between pedal power and a battery-powered electric motor. » 11/28/06 10:08am 11/28/06 10:08am