News

The Biskiple: Urban cloaking device for bicycles

With an estimated 800 bicycles stolen every single day in Britain, the time has come for a new deterrent against theft; the Biskiple is a flat-pack skip that offers secure storage for bikes. Entirely anonymous in the urban environment, the Biskiple can be erected in less than five minutes on any street or drive. The design is of particular use to…

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…

Bicycle Wall of Death for sale: One (not-so) careful owner

If proof were needed that all things cycling are available via eBay, the auctions site is is currently offering the chance to own Britain’s only Bicycle Wall of Death. Built it in 2012, over the last five years the Bomberdrome bicycle wall of death has attended countless other events around Britain. The auction ends on 25 June and currently stands…

Cycling and the Law: The free app to protect cyclists

Cycling and the Law is a new app designed to empower cyclists with instant access to free legal information and advice. Launched today by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA), the iPhone app presents clear and concise answers to over 30 of the most common legal questions. Topics covered range from the legality of riding across a zebra crossing, to a…

The caravan that thinks its a house

Timbercraft Tiny Homes do exactly what they say on the tin and their sales pitch for caravan living is seductive: Imagine what you could do if you had no mortgage to pay and very low utility bills.  If you only had to work half as much as you do now to pay for your dwelling, how would you spend your…