Piaggio Brings Autonomous Mobility To Everyone

Piaggio is best known as the chic Italian company that builds scooters like the Vespa. An offshoot of this company, Piaggio Fast Forward, has been working on a somewhat different kind of two-wheeled motorized vehicle: a robot known as Gita that follows you around and carries your stuff. Science fiction is about to become a reality when the Gita goes on sale next month.

GITA

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Countertop Gardens

 

Growing your own food is one of life’s great pleasures—plus it’s good for you and for the environment. But in increasingly tight, urban homes, we don’t all have room for gardens. And hydroponic systems, as appealing as they may be, often appear to be a whole lot of hardware for only a bit of actual green. Some fresh arugula would be nice for dinner, but who wants giant plastic box taking up half their kitchen to get a few leaves?

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