Deliveries are taking a tip from sci-fi films - with postmen starting to use an electric unicycle to distribute post to customers. The modern eco-friendly AirWheel has a top speed of 12mph and an inbuilt stabiliser that allows riders to travel wherever pedestrians go – including sand and dirt tracks. Employees of whistl – formerly TNT Post – have begun to trial the gadget in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. The gadget – which has a range of 28 miles and recharges when it goes downhill – was met with astonished reactions from onlookers on Monday (September 15).
Belgian scientists claim success in blocking tumour metastasis
A research paper by Belgian scientists at the Université Catholique de Louvain claims to have found a way to inhibit the metastasis of carcinogenic tumours in mice, which as Joel Flynn reports, could potentially open a new avenue of treatment for breast and skin cancers.
Ford's Tech TV crew get a hands on demo of the new Nokia 808 Pureview. The phone (running Symbian) was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona and features a 41 megapixel camera sensor, made possible by a combination of Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.
Fresh from unleashing its latest high-tech cleaners, the DC47 cylinder vacuum and the DC50 upright vacuum cleaner, Dyson set its engineers another challenge – with a bit of a twist.
The objective was to design a remote controlled car using a ball and spare Dyson parts. The British electronics giant had over 50 engineers take part and, after three weeks of development, the winning car was chosen.
Made up of different mechanics and Dyson parts, the team took an iterative approach engineering a robust and highly manoeuvrable vehicle. Check out the video for all the action.
Gears of War: Judgment" takes you back before events of the original "Gears of War" trilogy to the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day – the defining event of the "Gears of War" universe. Follow Kilo Squad, led by Damon Baird and Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole, as they fight to save the city of Halvo Bay from an unstoppable enemy in the most intense ‘Gears’ game yet.