With 500W of electric assistance, the A2B Alva+ is an effortlessly quick commuter, but its cumbersome weight can be a problem when dismounted.
Imagine being able to unfurl a specially designed set of foam mats and take a ride down your stairs. That's the idea behind SlideRider.
Call it a stairway to heaven. A towering temporary installation now on display in front of London's Tate Modern is made up of a series of interlocking staircases that veer left and right.
One designer tackles the challenge of descending stairs on a skateboard by creating an eight-wheeled device that glides down steps smoothly.
Japanese researchers roll out a sensor-packed wheelchair that can climb over obstacles and turn a circle in tight spaces.
Beware, humans! German researchers figure out how to teach humanoid robots to autonomously climb stairs and descend ramps.
New Web site creates a competition based on the notion that the easiest way to improve human behavior (i.e. exercise, recycle, etc.) is to make engaging in that behavior fun.
CNET's Brian Cooley explains why the fitness bands that measure our stairs, steps, and sleep will soon be joined by devices that measure blood sugar, gait, and muscle tone.
The Fitbit Force will come with an altimeter and "Floors" feature to let folks know how many flights of stairs they've climbed.
The brief clip of the Digg founder tossing a raccoon down a flight of stairs has received millions of views -- and the amusing-GIF treatment.