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A car that nurses your heart

The risks associated with an ageing population of motorists is prompting Toyota to develop cars that can nurse their drivers. The car maker fears ‘unexpected cardiac events’ will increasingly put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk and believes technology can help. Michigan Medicine researcher Kayvan Najarian, Ph.D. says the project’s goal is to “To come up with a system that…

Nakefit: Shoes for walking barefoot

Spend enough time barefoot and the soles of your feet will toughen and become accustomed to all manner of terrain. For those of us confined to shoes, there comes an alternative in the form of Nakefit – a self-adhesive protective sole that allows the wearer to experience bare foot walking without any of the disadvantages. The easily-removable  stickers are waterproof and…

Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2017

The ETA has been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2017, sharing the title with Naturesave. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society. Beating household-name insurance…

Next week is Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week is an initiative very close to our hearts. The very first Walk to School week was in 1995 and involved five primary schools taking part in our very own Green Transport Week. Since then the event has grown and grown. It has had to; a generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less…

This week is UN Road Safety Week 2017

This week is UN Road Safety Week 2017, although it would be more apt to describe it as Road Danger Week – 186, 300 children die each year from road traffic crashes around the world. That’s more than 500 children every day. In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed,…