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The world’s smallest washing machine

The Scrubba wash bag provides a quick and effective means of washing your clothes on the move. Its design incorporates a highly flexible washboard within a waterproof, sealable bag, and can be rolled up to fit easily inside a rucksack or suitcase. To use you simply add water, cleaning liquid and clothes to the wash bag before sealing it, deflating it…

A small-wheeled cargo bike for the city

There is nothing new about the small-wheeled cargo bike, but Tern claims to be redefining the category with its new electric powered GSD – a bike designed to carry two kids, a week’s worth of groceries or 180 kg of cargo. The GSD uses the now ubiquitous Bosch electric motor, which powered by up to two batteries can cover an impressive…

Pop-up ‘tree house’ unfolds in minutes

There’s a popular myth that Britain has somehow lost its engineering expertise. Try telling that to Tenfold Engineering based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The company has developed a series of highly innovative and efficient folding systems useful in countless applications, the most eye-catching of which are self-deploying buildings. Arriving on site on the back of a large lorry, the buildings unfold…

Helicopter hotel lands in Britain

They have a reputation as being noisy, environmentally damaging and the preserve of the super-rich, but holidaying by helicopter needn’t be any of those things. A resourceful family from Thornhill, Stirling have transformed a former Royal Navy Sea King helicopter into a remarkable holiday home that sleeps a family of five (2 adults and 3 children) with a double and a triple…

Regular cycling for transport halves stress

Regular cycling can reduce stress by as much as 52 per cent according to new research Global Health Barcelona and published in the BMJ Open magazine. The survey of 800 adults aged 18 to 69, found that those who cycle once a week benefit from at least a 20 per cent reduction in likelihood of stress – a figure that…