Solar-powered Car

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Over the past decade, the number of vehicles in China has doubled every three years – from 5 million in 2000 to over 80 million in 2011.…

Bicycle Taxis

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China produces 58 percent of the world’s bicycles, and after cheap televisions and tools, bikes are one of the country’s biggest imports…

Pedal-powered Submarine

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Submarines were a mainstay of the Soviet nuclear arsenal during the Cold War. Their ability to lurk near the US coastline gave them an…

All-purpose tricycle

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Across the developed world, arguments rage about how to make car travel more energy efficient. But one fact has by far the biggest…

Rolling news coverage

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On February 15, 2011, Libyans began to protest against Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi’s 41-year-old dictatorship. Qaddafi’s response was to…

Head Loading

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Turning their colorful kangas and kikois into packs, every day women in the Kenyan countryside walk distances of over 20 kilometers to…

Homemade Tractors

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From 1946 until 1989, farming in the People’s Republic of Poland was strictly controlled by the Communist government, and mass-produced…

People Smuggling

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In September 1990, an unusual traffic sign appeared alongside the highways around San Diego, California. It warned drivers that…

Garbage Trucks

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In Belgrade, Serbia, the traditionally nomadic Roma people are creative recyclers, collecting cardboard, scrap metal and anything else…

Robot Rickshaw

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His great-grandfather traveled on foot, his grandpa used an ox-drawn cart and his father used a bicycle, but Wu Yulu, 48, has found a new…