The school run gets speedier

The micro-scooter ‘fad’ has proved to be anything but. And now parental transport has gone wheely mad with the advent of the skatepram. Simon Usborne takes a ride to the school gates

The 10 Best torches

Shine a light on the autumn gloom – whether you’re hiking, camping or cycling – with these top torches

The 10 Best tough gadgets

If you regularly wreck mobiles, need a watch that can take a kicking or fancy a water-proof MP3, check these out...

In pictures: Static - layered art from London's East End

The idea that visual art is only what can be spread flat across a canvas is one that has long since been abandoned. With sculpture and large-scale installations, the 2D print has become not so much outdated, but rather had to give up its monopoly over the art world and make way for more innovative uses of space.

How to waterproof absolutely anything

It's easy enough to make a jacket water-resistant. But what about a shoe, a hearing aid or even a paper tissue? Hal Hodson meets the researchers taking waterproofing into the future

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Hyundai Veloster

Enter Hyundai's Veloster – the first three-door car to add up