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Weirdest and most wonderful tents of 2016

The sun is here and with it the lure of a life under canvas. A resurgence of interest in camping has spawned a host of weird and wonderful tents. The tent that thinks it’s a tree house Roomoon is a spherical tent made from a a stainless steel frame and durable handmade canvas cover. The 1.8 metre-wide cocoon, pictured above, boasts…

Witness for yourself the future of motoring

If you are in or around London this week, see the Riversimple Rasa at the London Motor Show in Battersea from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May, where it has been given star billing. The groundbreaking hydrogen-fuelled car redefines personal transport in our age of increasing population and diminishing natural resources. The Rasa is a hydrogen car that aims to radically…

The 65 mph electric trike with a 300-mile range

As the current crop of electric cars struggle to extend their range towards 200 miles, a new American-built electric trike boasts an autonomy of 300 miles. The Odyssey electric trike is too powerful to be considered a cycle in law in Britain, but it offers a tantalizing glimpse of the performance and range that’s possible with extremely lightweight electric vehicles. To…

560G titanium lock for bicycles

They say that every bicycle weighs the same; a lightweight (and by extension, expensive) bike requires a heavy lock whereas its cheap and cheerful cousin (which weighs more) can make do with a lighter version. Hoping to solve this conundrum are the makers of the 560G – a lock made from grade 5 titanium, which, as it name suggests, weighs in…

Cashless bus travel threatens most vulnerable

Following the lead set by London, plans are underway for cashless bus travel across Britain; a move that looks set to leave vulnerable passengers stranded. Britain’s biggest bus operators including Stagecoach, National Express and Arriva look set to follow London and withdraw of the option of paying with cash by introducing ‘tap-and-pay’ technology on every vehicle by 2022. Bus operators…