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).
Dye and toxins injected in rhino horn ward off poachers in Africa
Injecting a rhino’s horn with red dye may seem radical – but this is the extreme lengths conservationists have gone to save the endangered animal. The Rhino Rescue Project in South Africa are purposefully infusing the horn with dye and toxin to make it useless as commercial goods and toxic for human consumption. They believe this will deter merciless poachers from hunting the animals to sell the horn for aesthetic or medicinal purposes.
Footage: Earth Touch, Producer: Nick Johnson, Editor: Kyle Waters.
If you like your motor sport thrills and spills to be bumpy, spectacular, bruise-inducing and adrenaline-pumped, you’ve come to the right place.
Every Wednesday Dave is bringing you the very best in FMX (freestyle motocross), and that means it’s time for the Red Bull X-Fighters to roar into action. Throughout the Red Bull season, FMX will be represented to the max, thanks to 12 of the world’s best riders combining skill, power, showmanship and bravery. Each event (there are six events in the season) asks them to produce as many hair-raising stunts in a 90 second time period in some of the world’s most blockbusting locations.
During the three-year trek of NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, rover planners captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive. 309 images taken during the 13-mile journey appear in this video.