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Missing Lynq: Digital breadcrumbs to find your lost friend

A clever new locating device bypasses the need for smartphones and an internet connection to find friends and children in crowds, remote areas, at festivals, or anywhere else under an open sky. Lynq uses a combination of GPS and low-power, long-range radio signals to help you find other users up to three miles away. The waterproof device claims to run for…

Flying playgrounds to keep kids quiet on long flights

If you have ever endured a long flight plagued by children (your own or other people’s), you may be interested to learn that Airbus is planning to transform some of its aircraft’s cargo holds into play areas for children. A modular system will allow the aircraft manufacturer to transform some of the lower-deck cargo space on its aircraft into sleeping…

Travel light this summer

As disposable plastic carrier bags edge towards extinction, their place is being taken by a new generation of lightweight reusable bag. Whether you are popping out on your bike or off on holiday further afield, the reflective Notabag is a clever combination of a bag and a backpack made from high visibility reflective material. It’s party trick is quickly transforming from…

HGVs in bus lanes

Bus lanes can get pretty crowded these days. As well as buses of all sizes, they can now find themselves home to taxis, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters and tricycles (non-motorised and motorised). Oh, and in amongst all that lot, bicycles are permitted to use them as a refuge of sorts. With all this in mind, news comes that HGVs in Wales…

Beautiful infrastructure puts people first

If it’s possible to beautify an electricity pylon, why shouldn’t all infrastructure be elegant? Indeed, when physical and organisational facilities exist to serve people, and most should, beauty should perhaps be an imperative. Iceland has commissioned highly sculptural electricity pylons that resemble giant human figures striding across the countryside. The metallic structures are a powerful metaphor for our consumption of…