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The Ravelijn Bridge floats on water to the fortress island

Author : Allison Blackburn, 1 September 2014

The Ravelijn Bridge floats on water to the fortress island

When you thıink of a bridge you typically imagine a structure spanning across water or a gap at some offset in the air. However the Ravelijn Bridge is a bridge that is different as it floats on top of the water. The bridge provides access for people to get backwards and forwards to the fortress island. [Image Courtesy of Ro-ad]  While some people argue that the Ravelijn Bridge should not be called a bridge and that it’s more of a walkway, there is no denying that it does achieve exactly what it sets out to do. It allows people to cross […]


Aug
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Man Made Biological Leaf Might Allow Us To Live In Space

Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, UK, created a synthetic biological leaf that is capable of producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide and water just like real natural leaves do. His idea came from the lack of conditions for growing real plants in zero gravity, which is a considered one of the biggest obstacles in space exploration. “Plants don’t grow in zero gravity,” explains Melchiorri. “NASA is researching different ways to produce oxygen for long-distance space journeys to let us live in space. This material could allow us to explore space much further than we can […]


Aug
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10 Tips for cleaning that make life easier

Author : Allison Blackburn, 31 August 2014

10 Tips for cleaning that make life easier

No one really likes cleaning and there are some jobs that can be very tiresome or nasty. However with these 10 tips for cleaning jobs, your life will be much easier. 1 Use an onion to clean your grill [Image Courtesy of 9gag] If you take half a white onion and stab it with a long fork, you can rub it over a hot grill and it will clean it, along with adding flavour the next time you use it for cooking. 2 Clean your blender [Image Courtesy of 9gag] To clean your blender you can fill it with warm […]

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Quantum of the Seas is the World’s First Smartship

The Quantum of the Seas Ship is set to raise the bar on luxury cruises. Considered one of the most modern ships around and weighing 168 tons, this giant is packed with high tech items such as high speed internet, projections and even robots. The futuristic experience in Quantum of the Seas can begin even before boarding. Royal Caribbean, the company responsible for the ship, lets the costumers check in via internet – which is currently only done for flights – saving time for the passengers. In the cabins there are USB ports and projectors that work as a kind […]

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Sony KW1 quirky camera that masquerades as a perfume bottle

Sony is targeting the ladies with their latest Cybershot camera, the KW1. It’s a quirky looking camera that masquerades as a perfume bottle. Along with looking sleek and sexy, the camera is jam packed with features that allow users to make themselves look more attractive in selfie photos. The camera boasts a lens that can rotate 180 degrees and it comes with Wi-Fi built in. [Image Courtesy of Sony] This could be Sony’s answer to the Casio EX-TR35; this is a selfie camera that has gone down very well in Asia. Even with a huge price tag of US$1,200 it has […]

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Scientists Create Explosive-Detecting Laser

American researchers have developed a laser capable of detecting individual chemicals at a distance of 1 kilometer. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The technology allows the identification of chemical threats from a safe distance and has great military potential. Besides being used to map mined areas, the invention can help locate drugs as well. Used from a plane, the laser can scan large areas and determine exactly where the desired compounds are. In an interview with The Verge, the researcher Vladislav Yakovlev said that the breakthrough could even be used in […]

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Sharifi-ha: The House With Rotating Rooms

A house with rotating rooms that work at just a touch of a button is an architectural design by Iran’s Nextoffice called Sharifi-ha House. The rooms that can be moved in a simple operation are a wonderful example of clever design, since this transition can provide more space and allow more sunlight into the house. Flexibility characterizes the concept of this architectural design. The interior design characteristics and the exterior configuration respond directly to the displacement of the rotary rooms that are responsible for making the house seem open or closed. The mechanism of the house is based on a […]