July 07, 2015If you check out the Liguria stand at the Milan 2015 Expo you will find a bizarre project that is intriguing, the Nemo Garden. This is an attempt at growing crops under the ocean inside biospheres that are filled with air. It is one effort that may prove to be a low cost energy solution for growing food in regions where it was once though impossible.
December 26, 20143D printing has been used for many things but there is no better use for the technology than when put to use to help mankind, or in this case animal kind. Derby the dog was born without front paws and only small forelegs and couldn’t live a normal life. He was in a dog rescue group and then went to live in a foster home.
January 02, 2015Airbus have used five of its brand-new $300 million A350 XWB planes in an unbelievable stunt. We& 39;ve seen impressive formation flying with jet fighters but never with 64.8-meter wingspan beasts like this. The low visibility and low margin for error with so much at risk meant that careful planning and perfect execution was required throughout.
January 04, 2015Michael Grabs latest work of art features rocks and stones that simply defy gravity. He captured a series of photographs and gave them the title of Gravity Glue that shows rocks and stones balanced precariously on the top of each other in stunning compositions. Image Source: Gravity Glue Grab stacked all of the stones and rocks himself and said that he didn’t use any glue or tools to keep them balanced while he took the photographs.
January 12, 2015When you first take a look at the images here you could be mistaken for thinking that someone has managed to emboss figures into a line notepad and turned out sculptures on the sheet of paper. However, this is not the case at all. Joao Carvalho, 15 years old, from Brazil creates an illusion on plain paper from 2D artwork.
January 18, 2015& 39;Be My Eyes,& 39; a new crowd-sourced app, has utilised the iPhone’s video call function to allow the blind to get instant help from sighted people in challenging situations. In the first days since its launch, nearly 40,000 people have joined. Image Source: Be My Eyes The app was launched on Thursday, 3 days ago, and since then it has already assisted people over 3,400 people on more than 7,000 occasions, according to the counter on the Be My Eyes website.
January 25, 2015You will probably be aware of the Japanese art of paper folding, origami, however UK artist Richard Sweeney takes the art a notch further as he creates intricate and delicate 3D modular paper sculptures from a sheet of paper and the results are stunning. Image Source: Richard Sweeney While origami is paper folding to make shapes without cutting, the art of Sweeney differs as he uses paper, a ruler, glue and a cutter to form complex shapes which range in height from those that stand on the table top and floor to ceiling installations.
January 31, 2015We saw a campaign on Indiegogo around a year ago for energy in a bottle that you can spray which offers a hit of caffeine that the skin can absorb and it gives the wearer a boost of energy. Now Sprayable, the same company, have launched another sprayable product but this time around it’s the total opposite; a spray that sends you to sleep.
February 03, 2015Did you know that some toilets use up to 3.5 gallons per flush (16 liters) and even high efficiency toilets manufactured in 1994 and beyond use 1.6 gallons per flush (about 7 liters). Yeah you probably didn& 39;t know that. But, if you& 39;re in America right now, especially California with its current record breaking drought, it might be something you want to pay attention to.
February 14, 2015In some parts of the world when you recycle drink containers you are rewarded with a few pennies. However Australia and Envirobank are taking things to the next level with the container deposit plan. This is an ingenious way to get people to recycle empty bottles and cans by way of a reverse vending machine.
March 25, 2015The Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show isn& 39;t where you would typically associate seeing a Gibson guitar; that is unless it’s the world most valuable guitar valued at US$2 million and it comes detailed in diamonds. This is the event where the guitar maker Gibson alongside Coronet chose to show off the Eden of Coronet.
March 30, 2015An eco-town is becoming closer to having its first residents in North West Bicester in the UK. The town is said to be the most sustainable development in the UK and the first residents are thought to be moving in later on this year. The next stage of the project has received planning permission and this is to build 2,600 homes.
March 10, 2015Usually those who purchase an outdated home set about redesigning it to bring it up to modern standards. However when Nathan Chandler, designer and creator, bought a home that hadn’t been touched for 50 years he left the kitchen as he found it, a retro 1956 kitchen. Image Source: Nathan Chandler Chandler doesn’t know why the kitchen was sealed in 1956 and remained untouched for so long but the interior elements, such as the cooker, freezer and decorations were just as they had been many years ago.
March 31, 2015One thing beside great cars that Volvo is known for is safety of passengers inside the cars as well as cyclists. One of the latest offerings from the car manufacturer is aimed at keeping cyclists safer when they are on the road at night, Life Paint. The paint can be sprayed onto such as helmets, back packs, clothing and even the bike itself and it is in the form of an invisible reflective spray that glows when the headlights of cars hit it.
April 28, 2015French designer Sylvain Viau has taken photos of ordinary cars and edited them so that they take on the appearance of hover cars from the future. Futorologists used to predict that we& 39;d all be using something like this by the year 2001. While we don’t have the technology yet we at least get a glimpse of what driving, or would it be hovering, in a car without wheels would be like.
April 14, 2015With evidence suggesting a decline in creativity over recent years Maker Monsters are looking to rekindle the fire of creativity within young people. And they& 39;re not just talking about creativity in arts but also in the technical subjects; science, math, engineering and technology. Image Source: Maker Monsters & 34;Creativity levels in kids have been decreasing every year since 1990.
April 20, 2015The concept was named the Sand Tower and its proposed height is 1, 476 feet, which is half the height of the Burj Khalifia, but with a total amount of floor space that is larger, at 78 hectares. Image Source: OXO Architects OXO Architectes has designed the building with a central tower on the inside that is covered with vegetation and this provides the vertical garden with shelter from the harsh conditions.
May 13, 2015In the world of surgery, operations are becoming less and less invasive and thanks to the latest technology it will become less intrusive in the future. This is thanks to the da Vinci surgery system which makes use of small robotic devices which surgeons can control. The latest technology has been tested to reattach part of the skin of a grape in an operation that was very delicate.
May 19, 2015 Image Source: Airbnb Airbnb are taking the term floating house to the extreme as they have created a house that floats up and down the River Thames in London and they are taking in guests. The house boat is called the Floating House at Number 1 and a stay for the night was offered by Airbnb in a promotional contest.
May 27, 2015Everyone likes the idea of a hoverboard, which was made famous by Marty McFly in Back to the Future movies. However up to now we haven’t managed to see the tech arrive. There is the Hendo magnetic hoverboard of course but this can only be used on a special surface. Things may be about to change though as an inventor from Canada has designed a propeller based hoverboard and set a new world record.
June 05, 2015In 1965 Edward H. White II stepped out of the spacecraft into space and set the way for many astronauts to follow him. Now to mark 50 years of spacewalks NASA revealed photos that will take your breath away. Image Courtesy of NASA White spent a total of 20 minutes outside the Gemini spacecraft and then two decades later Bruce McCandless made another leap.