WEIRD FACTS

Carbon fiber rickshaw folds for storage

By Ben Coxworth – The Companion Bike’s passenger seat can be removed, with the two sides of the frame then being pushed in toward each other.  Companion Bike. If you’ve ever been to Vietnam, then you’ll have seen the rickshaw taxi-trikes in which …

Segway offers a new way to ride around campus

By Paul Ridden – The S-Pod has a top speed of 24 mph and is designed for enclosed campuses.  Segway-Ninebot. – Prior to its acquisition by China’s Ninebot, Segway was mostly known for its self-balancing people mover that never quite captured the personal transportation …

Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters

Olivier Le Queinec/Shutterstock.com   –   By David Weil, Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University – CC BY-ND – In many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, …