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As more and more coastal cities face growing challenges ranging from rising sea levels to population density problems, more and more urban planners are switching to building unconventional means as a solution. A Japanese company recently flashed in headlines for coming up with a very novel proposal – building underwater cities - cities of the future! A futuristic concept for a self-sufficient city, The Ocean Spiral, has been designed to float amidst the eeriness of the sea and uses the ocean to run infrastructure that could support...
Around 70 percent of times, Tornado warnings are false alarms. The average warning reaches victims only 12 minutes prior to when an actual tornado hits. This gives an insight on how hard it is to predict tornados. The group of mechanical engineering students, Warren Causey, Nolan Lunsford and Brent Bouthiller are working on a pioneering project that will fly drones right in the middle of tornadoes in an effort to gather data on one of the most mysterious and destructive natural disasters. Warren Causey explains that not much has...
Even before American skies are open to drones flown by commercial operators, they’re already taking off with Silicon Valley innovations. Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are just about everywhere these days and may someday even be commercially available to deliver your beer, medicine, pizza, books. It’s not just that, they’ll also travel to places where humans may find it a little difficult to carry out certain tasks such as mapping the environment or natural disasters, tracking wildlife and even studying other plan...
Not long ago, one “Silk Leaf” prototype had been crowd surfing its way through a blithesome wave of press. You’d say what’s so special about the leaf? Well, for humans in order to survive in outer space, it is imperative that there exists a solution to one obscure problem – a steady supply of oxygen to hang on to. In other words, develop a photosynthetic function similar to what plants have aced in last 450 million years. The creator of the so-called Silk Leaf claims it to be the “first man-made biological leaf”. Finally, an invention...
In a small, dark office in the quiet streets of Paris is a start-up, churning chipping away to take on Google. Its first product was launched 18 months ago and has since attracted a growing crowd of Europeans who are angry with Google’s control over how people surf over the web. Local lawmakers have already proposed to the breakup of the American tech goliath, on the other hand the European Commission is amidst an anti-trust investigation into Google’s massive 85 percent share of the European search engine market. Jean Manuel Ro...
Anyone with a pulse can admit that life is a bona fide diva. For some it’s one big disappointment with a few sparks that make it seem like it may not be all puppies and smiles. For some it’s all sparks and one big opportunity ribbonned around a tiny bomb. Revolving around life’s general annoyingness is the story of Frederick Huston that needs to be told – an ex-inmate whose stubborn ignorance towards disappointments is invincible. Growing up in Brooklyn, Huston started exploring the thrill of entrepreneurial success at a very young...
We all have at some point of our lives relished a moment of two. There are memories dear to us that we all wish to relive. We often revisit them by looking at old photographs, smiling and recollecting those memories. But is there any way for the visually impaired to revisit old memories in the same way as we do? That’s another use of 3D printing technology - Tactile photographs that let the visually impaired can experience old memories. The instant pleasure we get from buying an object will never go away until the object can be 3D ...