Thursday, January 17, 2008

Innovate or Die - Winner

Specialized, the bike manufacturer, has announced the winner of its Innovate or Die contest. The company set a challenge to participants to come up with a pedal-powered invention that could have a positive impact on the environment.

The winner is the Aquaduct, a bike that stores and filters water. Aquaduct was the brainchild of five California-based design students who wanted to address the 1.1 billion people in the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water. The pedal-powered machine transports and filters water without burning fossil fuels or wood, both of which contribute to CO2 emissions.

See the vid on YouTube.

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