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Dean Kamen working on hybrid scooter with Stirling engine

Dean Kamen's Stirling-powered hybrid scooter patents - Click above for image gallery

More on Kamen's ambitious plans for the Stirling engine

Dean Kamen may be best known as the man behind the iconic and oft-maligned Segway Personal Transporter, but his fertile mind is always full of interesting ideas. Lately, the inventor has turned his attention towards vehicles with four-wheels, batteries and on-board range extenders. We already know that Kamen's extended-range electric vehicle is based on the chassis of an older Ford Th!nk and that it

Segway on its last legs?

The Segway may be many things, but a sales success it is not. When the little machine was first announced, its inventor, Dean Kamen, proclaimed that it would relegate the car to horse and buggy status. Reality hasn't been quite so kind, and its future looks to be in question as Kamen is contemplating whether or not to Jeremy Korzeniewski

Dean Kamen going mad in seclusion?

Dean Kamen and his inventions are often mentioned on these here pages, probably most often for the creation he is arguably best known for, the Segway. More recently, the inventor has begun tackling vehicles with twice the number of wheels. Using a Stirling external combustion engine to help generate electricity that powers secondar

Dean Kamen's Stirling car is an old Ford Th!nk

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It's Friday: Dean Kamen unveils dung-powered water and electricity generator

This is one of those stories that are just tangentially related to more environmentally friendly transportation. Dean Kamen is, of course, the creator of the Segway transporter. The Segway hasn't exactly taken the world by storm the way Kamen might have envisioned, which is probably due at least in part to the cost. But it does seem to have found a few niches where it is useful and the numbers of Segways in regular use (sometimes Sam Abuelsamid