COP 19 Climate Change Conference, Warsaw, 2013 Image source:Piotr Drabik, Flickr Trying to write an article ranking the world’s politicians on the grounds of their record in countering climate change would be a tall order, given that, thankfully, so many of them are now actively involved in the fight.
January 12, 2013Hotel Kakslauttanen offers one of the best views of the Aurora Borealis (known as polar lights). It is located in the Finnish part of Lapland, near Finland’s Urho Kekkonen National Park. It is far away from big cities, far away from their smog and pollution, so you can see millions of stars from the roof of your glass igloo.
January 13, 2013Many smartphones can notify you when you get a Facebook & 34;like& 34; with some ringtone or pop-up. But if you already feel bored from this, you can buy that vest which takes it a step further and actually gives you a friendly hug.The & 34;Like-A-Hug& 34; vest was developed by Melissa Kit Chow at the MIT Media Lab.
Rest In Memory (RIM) is a marble tile to be placed on gravestones, with a QR code and an NFC tag that let you link to a web-based memorial.October 01, 2013All we visited a cemetery with an older relative, who told us the lives of family members or friends that are no longer with us. Thanks to Rest in Memory, all these stories don& 39;t get lost.
September 30, 2013When the photography became more popular and affordable, people saw it as a way to keep their memories alive at some level. And as we all know, paper photographs are aging and they get yellow, water may completely destroy them or their surface could be damaged in different and unpredictable circumstances.
November 14, 2013Modern city life walks hand in hand with some health problems. Working all day sitting on a chair at the office or behind the steering wheel leads in many cases to immobilization and overweight. Which in turn, together with the massive amount of stress nowadays, may cause heart diseases, diabetes and many other civilization diseases.
November 20, 2013 Image Source: Goldie Blox You may think that someone could become an engineer by graduating at some technical university, but some people think in slightly different way. Simply explained, members of GoldieBlox consider that the engineer thought should be formed through the early years of the child.
December 16, 2013If you want to inspire young minds, look no further than Hollywood. In a recent survey by Career Academies UK, 76 of London students claimed not to know a single engineer. A third of them, however, cited Iron Man as their inspiration for looking into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses to study and become an engineer.
February 18, 2014The office is working space for many of us and it becomes some sort of boring to go there every day. And it happens at some moment, no matter what your employer does to diversify the working environment. However, here is a list of several offices that would make you wonder for how long will be funny to work there.
February 18, 2014Musician Flip Baber, often known as Johnnyrandom, plays an unconventional symphony by using bike parts as musical instruments. Image Source: Johnny Random, BeSpoken Baber finds musical tunes in every mortal thing of the world. He is so fond of his instruments and proclaimed them as the pure musical instruments.
March 06, 2014 Image Source: Instagram A bit of food engineering today that not only has kids, but every adult on the internet screaming, & 39;why didn& 39;t I think of that before?& 39; Yes that& 39;s right, a milk shot in a glass-shaped cookie. The idea will be shown off at SXSW this weekend by New York based chef Dominique Ansel.
March 18, 2014It can often be very difficult to remember names. How many times have you come across someone that you met a couple of times before and you find that when you go to say hello you have forgotten their name? It can be very embarrassing to meet up with someone and you just cannot bring their name to mind and have to ask them again.
April 03, 2014The world& 39;s deepest cave so far discovered is found in Georgia& 39;s breakaway independant state, Abkhazia, with an altitude separation between entrance and deepest known point of 2.2 km. The Krubera cave (also known as the Voronya cave) is located in the Arabika Massif on the edge of the Black Sea and extends a total of 13.
April 19, 2014If you have ever had a dent on your car bumper you will know how maddening it is, more so if it wasn’t your own fault. It’s bad enough if you prang the bumper but if you park in what you think is a safe spot and then return to the car to find your bumper messed up, it’s annoying to say the least.
April 24, 2014A new axe design has taken full advantage of known physics to chop the time it takes to split up a log of wood. Finnish inventor Heikki Kärnä is the man behind the Vipukirves Leveraxe and his aim was to redesign the axe using simple principles of physics to make it more efficient and safer.
April 27, 2014Upon first looking at the photograph of a pencil drawing from artist Ben Heine below, you might think that he has been working magic on Photoshop and put himself into the picture. However you would be wrong, in fact the artist is actually standing on top of his pencil drawing.If you have ever seen some of the optical illusions that sidewalk artists create then you will get a better idea of what you see here.
May 04, 2014There are luxury holidays and then there are truly stunning luxury holidays and one of the best that falls in the latter category has to be a stay in the underwater room at the Manta Resort in Tanzania. This is an exotic floating island that offers an underwater stand-alone suite of which you will never have seen before.
May 17, 2014You can probably remember going to the beach as a kid and getting a bucket and spade and making castles in the sand. These could range from the single castle with shells decorating the sides and maybe a flag waving on the top to a couple or more. If you had your mind set on being an architect when you grew up, then perhaps you were a little bit more adventurous.
June 03, 2014What happens when the wife of an army vet so tragically becomes paralyzed? The Tank-Wheelchair! Army veteran, Brad Soden came up with the idea after his wife became paralysed from the waist down in 1999. He promised his wife he would build her something after she said the words, & 34;Go on without me& 34;, but after & 34;two years and a bunch of beers& 34; he manufactured the Tankchair in his garage, after many engineers told him it just wasn& 39;t possible.
June 09, 2014We all like to have some refreshments when we eat dinner out, but one restaurant in the Philippines will give you a soak with your dinner if you visit the Waterfall Restaurant. This is due to the fact that the bamboo dining tables where you sit to eat are located at the front of the Labasin Falls.
July 11, 2014As part of a study into how people react when it comes to flying at night across time zones, British Airways were interested in the mood of their passengers and so they took volunteers from Heathrow to New York and gave them “happiness blankets.” Image Source: British Airways The happiness blankets are high tech blankets that glow.