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.
A 17-year-old man was arrested after attempting to grab the Olympic torch on the day it was due to make it's arrival in London. This incident occurred in Gravesend, a town just east of the host city.