Ross Evans likes making things that solve problems and so he became a rather prolific and diverse inventor when he was an undergraduate in college. Among his brainchildren were an underwater breathing system for capsized kayakers, a kids fort-building system now sold by Cranium, and an innovative wall system for quickly partitioning rooms. But Evans's big passion is bicycles and one of his inventions in this area led to his career as the founder of Xtracycle, where he's pedaling a "bicycle lifestyle" by turning bikes into versatile cargo vehicles (they can also power small appliances). In the developed world, "sport utility" bikes enable healthy fun. In poorer countries, they could also be the most practical option for moving goods and people. ------------------- TEDxBerkeley 2010 - Doing the Unprecedented - took place on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at UC Berkeley. Over 700 attendees and 157,000 live-stream viewers enjoyed the day. About TEDx, x = independently organised event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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