First ride: Harley’s stylish new electric bicycles

One of Serial 1’s Rush/Cty e-bikes. (Rob Verger /) On a recent misty day in Manhattan, I hit 26 miles per hour or so on one of Harley-Davidson’s new e-bikes. I was on a bike trail on the west side of the island, a stretch of path that was either flat or slightly downhill. I […]

With no pedals, Specialized’s ultralight kid’s bike makes learning to ride easy

The Hotwalk Carbon weighs 4.6 pounds. (Specialized /) The coronavirus pandemic has spurred a well-documented surge in bike buying. By one measurement, retail sales of bicycles are up 68 percent this year as of October, compared to 2019, according to NPD, a market research firm. Sales of kid’s bikes did something similar, the group estimates: […]

The first hyperloop passengers just took a short but important ride

The pod. (Virgin Hyperloop/) On Sunday, November 8, two people sat in a pod in a tube in Nevada and were quickly whisked a distance of about 1,300 feet. About 6 seconds into the test, the occupants hit a top speed of around 107 miles per hour. The entire trial lasted less than 16 seconds. […]

Sugar-coated viral proteins hijack and hitch a ride out of cells

3D structure of human endo-α-mannosidase (MANEA), with a sugar bound. Credit: Łukasz F. Sobala Researchers from the Universities of Melbourne, York, Warwick and Oxford have shed light on how encapsulated viruses like hepatitis B, dengue and SARS-CoV-2 hijack the protein manufacturing and distribution pathways in the cell—they have also identified a potential broad spectrum anti-viral […]

Sugar-coated viral proteins hijack and hitch a ride out of cells — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the Universities of Melbourne, York, Warwick and Oxford have shed light on how encapsulated viruses like hepatitis B, dengue and SARS-CoV-2 hijack the protein manufacturing and distribution pathways in the cell — they have also identified a potential broad spectrum anti-viral drug target to stop them in their tracks. The findings have been […]