transportation

What It's Like To Ride This Incredible E-Bike At 60km/h

What happens if you put a 4000W motor — nearly five horsepower — on a bicycle built of strong, lightweight materials? I’ll tell you: pure craziness, heart-filling joy, and power pedalling at high speeds you could only dream of before.


How Dangerous Is Aeroplane Turbulence?

It’s scary. It’s uncomfortable. It spills your tomato juice. It’s turbulence — but how dangerous is it, actually?


Study Shows How Layovers And Airline Mergers Are Connecting The World

We live in a hyper-connected world: It’s easier than ever to hop on a plane and get to the other side of the globe in a matter of hours. If we were to try and visually depict this connectivity, our planet would quickly become ensnared in a giant spiderweb of airways.


What Is Aeroplane Smell?

You know the smell. It’s hard to describe, but the second you step on an aeroplane, a flood of familiarity flies up your nostrils. Aeroplane smell is equal parts comforting and off-putting. And it’s actually a little bit dangerous. But what is it exactly?


The Military Is Building A Hoverbike

Marty McFly’s hoverboard is a cool piece of scifi fantasy, but I’m more excited for this hoverbike to hit the skies. And there’s a good chance that will happen now the US military is getting involved.


Samsung Wants To Make 'See-Through Trucks That Are Safer To Pass

Here’s a thought: Wouldn’t passing a big truck be an awful lot safer if a video display on the vehicle’s back showed drivers what was happening up front? The “transparent truck” concept isn’t exactly new, but Samsung is now trying to bring the idea to life, with a prototype truck whose display-covered caboose transmits feed from a wireless camera.


These Are The 21 Most Obnoxious People You'll See Riding Public Transport

Let’s face it, garbage humans are everywhere — and that doesn’t even include the dude having a VR experience in the subway seat next to you. Here are the most obnoxious people you’ll probably run into on a public transport system near you.


The LA Dodgers Got Its Name From Brooklyn's Deadly Streetcars

Most people know that the blue-hatted Los Angeles Dodgers were once the Brooklyn Dodgers. But while you may have assumed that the “Dodgers” moniker referred to avoiding a tag or stealing a base, the true story is more complicated. That’s because the Brooklyn Dodgers were once the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers — and those trolleys were deadly.


A Glimpse At What The Hyperloop Might Actually Be Like

What we know about the Hyperloop thus far can be summed up in a few exclamatory phrases: It’s visionary! It’s crazy! It’s impossible! But we haven’t really understood much about how Elon Musk’s totally tubular transportation system might actually work — until now.


The World's Biggest Aircraft Could Launch A New Age Of Airships

Airships lost much of their popularity after the fiery Hindenburg disaster in 1937. But one company’s looking to revive the technology with the biggest aircraft on Earth.


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