News

Upcycle your cycle

SNAP is a furniture bracket that allows you to transform bicycle wheels into coffee tables. No tools are required for the simple brackets to transform any piece of old board – or even a bicycle wheels into coffee tables – into a unique piece of furniture. The donor item does not need to be drilled, which means you can use glass, marble or…

Do you remember passing your driving test?

Do you remember passing your driving test? Forget the feeling of new-found independence or the relief at no longer having to fork out for lessons – do you remember how you drove during the test? You will have religiously checked your mirrors before signalling and manoeuvring. You will have kept both hands on the steering wheel. You will have driven…

Air pollution: From before the cradle to the grave

Air pollution in British cities can damage our health from before we are born, dog us throughout our lives, and for over 40,000 of us every year, kill us. Our poisoned air affects all of us, no matter our age and recent studies highlights the damage extending far beyond the lungs. Earlier this year, research revealed that air pollution causes…

1.4 billion adults risk disease from sedentary lifestyle

More than a quarter of the world’s adults (1.4 billion) have greater risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease, because they do too little physical activity, according to data from the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time. The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and published on 4…

Speed-limited buses effective ‘safety car’ on 20mph streets

Nobody knows for certain why pretty much every car available for sale in Britain today is capable of breaking so comprehensively the national speed limit, but an even greater mystery is why most public service vehicles are not fitted with speed limiters. Research has demonstrated that buses fitted with speed limiters act as effective ‘safety cars’ – vehicles that slow…