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NASA working on ‘nearly indestructible’ titanium tires for bicycles on Earth

NASA has sent rovers to Mars and the moon with ‘nearly indestructible’ titanium tires and these space-age wheels will soon be traveling around Earth.  

The SMART Tire Company is working with scientists at the American space agency to adapt its ‘smart memory alloy’ (SMA) tire technology for bicycles.

This design, according to the firm, means the bike tires will never need air or get a flat. 

The firm is set to release METL (Martensite Elasticized Tubular Loading) tires next year that will boast a rubber-like tread for added traction. 

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