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A Bike that Purifies Air as you Ride

3023176-slide-s-bike-01What if your bike didn’t just get you from one place to another, but actually cleansed the air around you as you rode? Thai designers Lightfog Creative & Design Company have unveiled their designs for just such a concept: a bike with a built-in air purification system.

The bike, which currently exists in concept only, would utilize a “photosynthesis system” that would generate fresh oxygen through a reaction between water and electricity from the bike’s lithium-ion battery. “We wanted to add more value to a bicycle by adding its ability to reduce the pollution,” Lightfog’s creative director creative director Silawat Virakul told Fast Company.

Of course, the details of the bike’s construction, function, battery life, and price have yet to be determined, but Lightfog have already won an Red Dot design award with their plans and plan to follow up with a prototype in the near future. Now that China’s smog can be seen from space, the bike could have immediate widespread application.

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Images: Fast Company

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Making Safety Stylish with the Invisible Helmet

You know one of the annoying things about riding a bike? Bike helmets. Yes, they keep your head from getting smashed on the ground, but they take away that wind-in-your-hair feeling, not to mention, they are not comfortable. Luckily, two Swedish women have developed a remarkable solution: the invisible bike helmet.

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Tired of strapping ugly, uncomfortable styrofoam-and-plastic turtle shells to their heads, the pair came up with a pretty revolutionary solution that does manage to give you full head protection without, remarkably, wearing anything on your head.

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I’ll keep you in suspense of how this invisible helmet actually works. Watch the video below to find out!

Images: Jalopnik.com

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