I listened to the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show on 23rd June and heard a great article about a young woman who had been given a bionic prosthetic hand for the 21st century. Her name is Nicky Ashwell and here she is in the following video tweet being interviewed by Jeremy Vine who went on to receive this handshake. Continue reading “Bionic Prosthetic Hand For The 21st Century”
We all know it’s a bit of a pain cycling up steep hills especially on your journey to work, but CycloCable gets bikes up that hill.
Well the Norwegians have got that sorted, in Trondheim at least. Just watch this video:
You can see more detail about how the ‘CycloCable gets bikes up that hill’ at Gizmodo. Better still why not nip over to the Poma CycloCable® Page to read more about the system.
Why A New One Pound Coin?
Due to excessive counterfeiting of the existing one pound coin The Royal Mint has decided to introduce a new one pound coin design, in 2017, with new security features:
“It will be constructed from two different coloured metals and contain an iSIS security feature – a revolutionary new high security coinage currency system developed by The Royal Mint.” — Royal Mint
“iSIS – Integrated Secure Identification Systems – enables not just coins, but the whole cash cycle to be more secure, protecting the public, vending machine operators, retailers, and the wider banking system. …” — Royal Mint
“There are many customer benefits to iSIS:
- Both robust and secure, its issuance protects the reputation of a country, projecting a positive image of the nation and its economy.
- It will reduce costs by replacing expensive clad and homogeneous coins with a more affordable full-plated option.
- It will generate lifetime cost savings through unmatched durability, lasting up to 30 times longer than an equivalent value banknote.
- iSIS is not a surface coating so it will not wear off over time.” — Royal Mint
Read more about this new coin and project iSIS at The Royal Mint.
Existing Counterfeit One Pound Coins
Here in the BBC News Magazine is an article explaining how you can identify a fake one pound coin.
Using stabilizing gyroscopes and camera technology, watch Murata Girl and Murata Boy perform some amazing riding skills without falling off!