Toymaker Power Up seems to have brushed off any taunts of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ on their way to revolutionising the paper glider – a toy whose wide-scale manufacturing was first recorded in Japan in 500BCE. According to creator Shai Goitein: “The PowerUp Dart converts your pastime homemade paper airplane into an
Funerals aren’t cheap. In Japan in particular, the average cost of a funeral is over £20,000, according to a 2008 Consumer Association report, with human priests costing around £1700. Enter Pepper, SoftBank’s humanoid robot, who is now donning robes and offering to perform the ceremony for a small fraction of the price at £350. Robot
The UK’s lorry drivers have this week found themselves a subject of much sympathy. On Thursday, the government announcement of £8.1m in funding for semi-automated truck trials in an attempt to reduce congestion and benefit the environment. The state’s endorsement of self-driving lorries – which will travel on British motorways from next year – has
Urophagia – the consumption of urine – was practiced long before it was ‘popularised’ by prime time survivalist Bear Grylls. We’ve consumed it for centuries for a range of health-related purposes. Now, thanks to research from Clemson University in South Carolina, it may well be a new part of an astronaut’s day to day life.
Most South Londoners know Clapham for its runners, dogs, chinos and the institution that is Infernos Nightclub (be honest). Few who have trod its streets or roamed its Common know that just 33 metres beneath ground level, farmers are producing crops at a rate of 20,000kg a year. How? By swapping natural sunlight for LED lights.
Have you ever eaten, or just glanced, a dish which you’d like to try recreating in the comfort of your own kitchen? You may be in luck. MIT researchers claim to have have developed a piece of AI software which can analyse the picture of food and return the recipe required to make it. Dubbed
We are being made increasingly aware of the threats posed to passenger aircraft by drones; a week ago, the UK government announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for pilots. A month ago, a drone flying close to the runway caused a runway closure and diverted five flights at London Gatwick Airport.
This week, we’ve been kicking back with our pals at HiyaCar and finding out a little more about their car-sharing platform. Where did the idea for HiyaCar come from? While Graeme, our founder and CEO was working as an analyst in the City, he dedicated his weekends to creating the foundations of a service that would let people make money from their cars. His wife Jodi had deep knowledge
Whether you’re organising a local sports day, planning your wedding music, putting on your own gig or organising a festival, you need to know precisely which is the correct PA system to suit your needs. Before figuring out which is the right model for your event, let us take you through of the basics of
The Bio-bean team collects coffee grounds from cafes, offices, stations and factories, before recycling them into sustainable fuels for log fires or bus rides.