Notice anything strange about the bike in the picture? The bright red hub isn't exactly subtle, but it does hide some impressive tech. Called the Copenhagen Wheel, this is a device developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT that basically can turn a normal bike into a connected electric bicycle simply by replacing your standard rear wheel with this one. The Wheel then adds regenerative braking, batteries, general packet radio service (Sebastian Blanco
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The news out of Copenhagen today is how disagreements over the old Kyoto Protocol might influence the rest of the two-week discussions in the COP 15 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009. Since we're focused on how these global talks might impact transportation, we noticed a report from the National Post that says green car
With the UN Climate change conference currently under way in Copenhagen Denmark, it's not at all surprising that a member of the Danish royal family would make an appearance at some of the events. Of course it wouldn't do to show up at such a conference in a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. However, a Prius would be a bit too pedestrian. How about something with some flash and lower emissions than the iconic Toyota? Throw in a Danish connection and you've got a deal.
Pretty much anyone with an eco-agenda is making their voice heard at the COP 15 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen. Delegates from 192 countries are attending and throwing their two cents into the communal pot, including Brazil, which is in Denmark to defend ethanol. In fact, representatives from Brazil say that biofuels are "the only real alternative to fossil fuels," especially for developing countries.