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Recycle helmet

Brains from the Royal College of Art have turned their attention to the modern urban problem of helmetless commuters and tourists pedalling around the city on share bikes.

A new helmet made of recycled paper could conceivably be made available to users of the infamous ‘Boris bikes’ in London - and answer a growing safety concern caused by cycles sharing initiatives worldwide.

Made by moulding paper pulp, the egg carton-like lids have sufficient structural integrity to prevent a dent in your skull, but cost only £1 a go to produce. Brilliant. And surely a shoe-in sponsorship opportunity for the right company - it worked for Barclays…

Article by Paul Regan. Originally published in Primalfixed.

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Show your love for Japan. Facebook solidarity artwork from @jmhchiu.

Show your love for Japan. Facebook solidarity artwork from @jmhchiu.

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Remarkable use of Google images to show the devastation of Japan’s earthquake (via @brainpicker)

Remarkable use of Google images to show the devastation of Japan’s earthquake (via @brainpicker)

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James White made this poster, which you can buy at the Signalnoise store. All profits go to the relief effort.

James White made this poster, which you can buy at the Signalnoise store. All profits go to the relief effort.