Hundreds of cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed in China and elsewhere

Hundreds of cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed in China and elsewhere since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold. Others have evolved into more severe illnesses, such as SARS and MERS, although so far the new virus does not appear to be nearly as deadly or contagious. — The number of confirmed cases rose to 830. Twenty-six people have died, including the first two deaths outside Hubei. — After Wuhan halted all outbound flights, trains, buses and ferries on Thursday, 12 other cities in the central province of Hubei followed suit, with a combined population of more than 36 million now under lockdown. — Wuhan is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to the disease. The prefabricated structure, slated for completion Feb. 3, is modeled after the Xiaotangshan SARS hospital in Beijing. The SARS hospital was built from scratch in 2003 and featured individual isolation units that looked like rows of tiny cabins. —- The new virus claimed its youngest victim. A 36-year-old man in Hubei...

electric motorcycle and scooter design uses two or three wheel layouts outfitted with an electric motor

electric motorcycle and scooter design uses two or three wheel layouts outfitted with an electric motor and battery used for long distance travel, commuting and cruising. TOP 10 lists of 2019 review designboom’s big stories in architecture, art, design, and technology from the past 12 months. whilst electrification took charge in 2018, highly dramatic, sculptural shapes formed our image of motorcycles in 2019. electrical powertrains and digitialization took the pillion seat so to say, enhancing their designs and experiences in the background while beautiful forms took center stage – just look at BMW’s heritage-inspired R18 for example. these projects ranged from custom builds and large-scale production models to conceptual ideas. as our list shows, motorcycles in 2019 highlighted how the trend of electrification does not mean boring, slow and ugly at all… continuing our yearly reviews, we look back at the TOP 10 motorcycle and scooter designs of 2019 that grabbed our and, most importantly, designboom readers’ attention over the past 12 months. inspired by the bauhaus centennial, the BMW motorrad F 850 GS custom bike is krautmotor’s latest conversion, dubbed the ‘bauhaus 100‘. t...