There Has to Be a Quicker Way to Get Around the UAE, Right?

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I'm sure many are impressed by this UAE inventor who's about to travel 200 miles across the desert in a solar-powered wheelchair. Me? Nah. When he straps a 1000 MPH rocket on the back of that, then I'll be impressed.

OK, OK. Fine. Travelling at 12 MPH across all seven emirates and breaking obscure world records over a period of 11 days in some hot-ass weather and breaking obscure world records is pretty rugged, especially when it's totally carbon-neutral. But next time, this thing better be powered by cold fusion and brainwaves. [Treehugger via Pop Sci]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

"I'm sure many are impressed by this UAE inventor who's about to travel 200 miles across the desert in a solar-powered wheelchair."

Yes, I commend the guy. When reading the source link, you will find that he's doing this to "raise awareness of disability and sustainability as well as what we can achieve as individuals if we have the courage and determination to try". I wouldn't dismiss this just because it doesn't go as fast as you'd like it to go.