New Tuk-Tuk Designs Aims to Reinvent City Traffic

The tuk-tuk, or the auto rickshaw as it’s known by much of the world, is a common public transportation vehicle seen across several developing nations. Now, a modified, electric version hopes to reimagine public transportation in Europe and the United States–though riders show reluctance due to its less than ideal look. However, a modified design by RMIT University student Kyle Armstrong called may just overcome that perception issue. The Melbourne, Australia-based student was inspired to create what he dubbed “the Lindo” while using the public transportation system of his burgeoning city. He hopes the Lindo can redesign the city, and beyond’s, transportation issues to meet modern demands. The Lindo works much like a cab service where users can order and pay for the service using their smart phones. Armstrong says the Lindo’s design focuses on a light, yet strong and durable titanium space frame for sleek safety. For a deeper look at the Lindo, visit...

How Are LED Lights Ushering in a Brighter Tomorrow?

LED lights are nothing new, but they are constantly innovating. What started as indicators for electronics and other ancillary support components is now a thriving commercial option. With the light’s efficiency on the rise, and prices in decline, consumers have given more attention to LEDs. In just over half a century since its discovery, LEDs are challenging the conventional method of lighting, as well as several other endeavors. Now with various types of LEDs, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and quantum dot LEDs, it remains to be seen where the ceiling for its innovation can go. Though, not entirely clear of skepticism, the endeavor appears strong enough to move forward in the marketplace. In healthcare, LEDs have the potential to ending malaria as well as stimulating patients’ brains in intensive care units. In the environment, they are integral components to the growth of vertical farming across the world. By helping crops grow faster with less energy, vertical farming facilities gained another advantage in staking its claim as the option for urban agriculture. In these communities, LEDs continue to provide amplified safety for neighborhoods by lighting street lights brighter and saving the city money in utility prices over time. LED innovation shows little signs of stopping. With its price point falling, more customers and businesses should be investing in making the switch. It remains to be seen where LED lighting will end up in these sectors, but to take the old adage, “the future looks bright.” Read more…  ...


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