Tiny Skis for Wheelchairs Tackle Snow With Ease

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Tiny Skis for Wheelchairs Tackle Snow With Ease

The baby and attenuate foreground auto on a wheelchair or adventurer ability cycle simple on harder surfaces, but on snow and ice they bore appropriate in like a hot knife through butter. So a Swedish artist has created a simple ski accessory that lets abate auto calmly accelerate over arctic conditions.

The Wheel Blades—created by Patrick Mayer—easily attach with a simple one-click operation to a arise that's cleverly engineered to accomodate auto in a array of sizes. The arise is aswell amid afterpiece to the foreground of the ski so anniversary brand is consistently pointing in the administration the rider, or the pusher in the case of a stroller, intends. And a set of grooves on the base helps accommodate adherence as they're pushed through the snow.

The Wheel Blades are accepted to be accessible ancient in the abatement of this year for about $245 per pair—but aboriginal Mayer needs to accession about $88,000 for an antecedent artefact run to accompany the per-unit amount down. So he's created a donation anatomy on his site if you'd like to contribute. Just accumulate in apperception these aren't advised for arrest an Olympic-class slalom run in your wheelchair. Or even the bunny abruptness for that matter.


Tiny Skis for Wheelchairs Tackle Snow With Ease

[Wheel Blades via designboom]

Where Disaster Struck, Before and After

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Where Disaster Struck, Before and After

On the left: Ishinomaki, Japan as it was captured by GeoEye's imaging satellites in April of endure year. On the right: the exact aforementioned breadth as it looked on Saturday, just one day afterwards endure week's adverse tsunami.

The angel is allotment of an amazing alternate feature on NYTimes.com that illustrates just how acutely Japan's mural was afflicted by the disaster. Pull a slider larboard to appropriate to acknowledge how neighborhoods that already had homes, roads, and copse accept been replaced wholly by the sea. Definitely worth blockage out. [NYT]

The Shade Is Also the Dimmer on the Ascent Lamp

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The Shade Is Also the Dimmer on the Ascent Lamp

When you move the adumbration on the Ascent lamp, you ascendancy the acuteness of the light. Sure, that'll abash your accompany if they try to cast it off. But that ability even accomplish us like it even more. [Daniel Rybakken via MocoLoco]


The Shade Is Also the Dimmer on the Ascent Lamp

Rezound Gallery

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer Hits Web Without Shia LaBeouf in Sight (Thank Goodness)

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Michael Bay's EXPLOSIVE cine has appeared online in HD, non-bootlegged format. And there's nary a Shia LaBeouf in sight! Hurrah! Released next July, the blow shows Transformers were present at the Apollo 11 moonwalk. Oh Michael Bay... [Transformers via CrunchGear]

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