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.
When sassy streetwise Shania (Lenora Crichlow) meets ambitious, middle class Lisa (Lily James), their two worlds collide on the athletics track with explosive results. As the girls strive to qualify for a major world athletics championship, they battle adversity and rivalry on their dramatic, heartwarming and inspirational journey. Fast Girls will be in UK cinemas from 15 June 2012.
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the classic beat novel On The Road, directed by Waleter Salles, and starring Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss, Viggo Mortensen, and Steve Buscemi.
On The Road in is UK cinemas 12 October