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Danny MacAskill's Imaginate

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Danny MacAskill's brand new riding film Imaginate. Enter Danny's mind and enjoy.
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The Five Best Mountain Bikes of Interbike

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Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Etc.

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Starpath: Britain Is Experimenting With The World's First UV Powered Self-Glowing, Self-Aware Bike Path

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The "Starpath" absorbs sunlight during the day and glows with a supernatural-looking topaz aura at night.

 

The spectral blue glow emitted from this British bike path looks like it should be pulsing off of magic crystals inside some miles-deep cavern. But if it saves a rider from road rash or fractured bones, then more power to the folks who made it: Let's get even more parts of the cycle infrastructure lit up like Marie Curie's lab table.

 

The so-called "Starpath" is a type of solar-enhanced liquid and aggregate made by Pro-Teq Surfacing, a company headquartered southwest of London near the awesomely titled town ofStaines-upon-Thames. It's in the prototype phase, with a test path running 460 feet in a Cambridge park called Christ's Pieces. (The British and their delightful names!) The material works by absorbing UV rays during the day and later releasing them as topaz light. In a weird feature, it can somehow adjust its brightness levels similar to the screen of an iPhone; the path gets dimmer on pitch-black nights "almost like it has a mind of its own," says Pro-Teq's owner, Hamish Scott.

 

The company patented this curious substance to suit the needs of certain thrifty municipalities, which are trying to cut back on their nocturnal electricity bills.

 

It is certainly a sustainable surface, perfect for cyclist and disabled access and has a high safety margin with its anti-slip properties. It can also help to reduce the risk of collisions between cyclists and pedestrians at night without having to resort to artificial painted centre lines. The aggregate is a non-reflective light source, the lack of any glare off the surface further enhancing its acceptance in more populated areas. (eg: if this product were to be laid on a driveway in a private residence, there would be no adverse impact on neighbouring properties).

 

Pro-Teq is hoping that governments will embrace its self-aware, supernatural-looking pathway for its energy-saving elements and the ease in which it goes down. The installation is fairly quick (the Cambridge job took about 4 hours), and because it's a resurfacing technique doesn't involve the burdensome disassembly and disposal of existing pathways. "The main bulk of the U.K. path network is tarmac, where perhaps it's coming toward the end of its useful life," says Pro-Teq pitchman Neil Blackmore in the below video. "We can rejuvenate it with our system, creating not only a practical but a decorative finish that's certainly with the Starpath also very, very unique."


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The Five Best Road Bikes of Interbike

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Vintage Auto Advertising

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While this might not strictly be a car advertisement it is of a Playboy Playmate of the Year who was given that exotic car as a prize. As such it should qualify as a car ad.
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Red Bull celebrate F1 title on Burj Al Arab helipad

The all-conquering Red Bull Racing team celebrated their 2013 Formula One success at the iconic Burj Al Arab as former driver David Coulthard took to the hel...
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