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Phobia Skyscraper Revitalizes Paris Suburbs

Second Place
2013 Skyscraper Competition

Darius Maïkoff, Elodie Godo

4StrikeBike Can Be Pedalled With Hands and Feet at the Same Time

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The 4StrikeBike features handlebars that double as an extra set of pedals! Designed by Dutch firm TSG Essempio, the bike is a real treat for passionate cyclists, people with back problems and compulsive multi-taskers. The hand pedals can be fixed upright when navigating city traffic or engaged to provide extra power when crossing longer distances at higher speeds. Retired Dutch surgeon Lex van Stekelenburg came up with the idea after developing back problems. The bike works therapeutically by distributing body weight more naturally than a conventional bicycle.

Elon Musk to Unveil Ultra High-Speed Hyperloop Train Plans by August 12

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX just announced plans to unveil the high-speed Hyperloop transportation system under an open source license by August 12th, 2013. The futuristic transportation design will reportedly be a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun and air hockey table – and it could transport passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes flat.

Volkswagen’s 261 MPG Plug-In Hybrid Makes its Official US Debut

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Volkswagen’s XL1 production car made its US debut yesterday at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists Conference at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The vehicle not only gets a stunning 261 miles per gallon, it can also cover up to 23 miles in all-electric mode without producing any emissions.