Happy Birthday, Mr. Tesla
First published on July 11, 2011, this short story about the 20th century's greatest inventor and the legend of his 'free energy' Piece Arrow still continues to intrigue readers.
The more our motor vehicles connect to each other and the wider world, the more convenient they become. They also become more vulnerable to electronic hijacking by pranksters, hackers, and just downright bad people.
French paraglider instructor George Blottin thought there had to be a better way to fly than a noisy, unpredictable 2-stroke engine. Electric seemed the way to go, but what was available had its drawbacks, so he developed his own paraglider motor.