The recumbent bicycle might have revolutionized the cycling world if not for the decision of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in the 1930s. The bike, which was ridden in a reclining position, was faster and more comfortable than the standard safety bicycle, but many racers viewed it as an impostor. Likely to protect the status quo, the UCI created a new definition for the bicycle that struck down the recumbent bike from being called a bike, killing its potential.
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Researcher uses AI to make texts that are thousands of years old readable
The Gilgamesh Epic, the oldest work of world literature, has been brought back to life by LMU researchers in the Electronic Babylonian Literature project. Using their new Fragmentarium tool, they have discovered hundreds of manuscripts, including the most recent tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic which dates from 130 BC – thousands of years after the earliest known version. This shows how highly valued the Epic was, even at a late period. With the public release of the Fragmentarium, anyone can now explore the thousands of cuneiform fragments and explore the ancient Babylonian literature. Read full article here