Aug
28
New Survey Reveals 15 Monuments Underneath Stonehenge

Author : Alyn Wallace, 28 August 2014

New Survey Reveals 15 Monuments Underneath Stonehenge

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscaped Project have performed a detailed underground study at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, which has revealed evidence of previously unknown constructions and other forms of human activity. The project is a four year collaboration with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria and the new study has unveiled  fifteen previously unknown Neolithic monuments underground. [Image Courtesy of Stonehenge (Thinkstock)] “This is among the most important landscapes, and probably the most studied landscape, in the world,” archaeologist Vince Gaffney of the University of Birmingham told the Smithsonian Magazine. “And the area has been absolutely transformed by this […]


Aug
28
NASA Designs Origami Inspired Solar Panels That Unfolds In Space

With no recharging station in space, most satellites need to make use of solar panels to get the energy it needs to keep operating. But weight and volume are the main concerns of sending anything out into space … and that’s why NASA is now considering the old oriental art of origami to help overcome this problem. Many have already seen what happens when a satellite finally reaches space, they expand their solar panels adopting its final configuration. Normally solar panels are folded into an “accordion” style systems; but now researchers seem to have found a workable solution to the […]


Aug
28
The KiraVan is an all-terrain vehicle for the future

Author : Allison Blackburn, 28 August 2014

The KiraVan is an all-terrain vehicle for the future

The KiraVan is a van designed for the future and it features everything that you could ever need to deal with if the apocalypse was to strike. The monster truck has been designed to be able to deal with even the most gruelling of conditions that Mother Nature could throw its way and the designer of it is Bran Ferren who worked at Disney bringing the cinematic fantasies of the Magic Kingdom to life. He began developing the KiraVan in 2010 as a vehicle that would be able to travel anywhere and which had a limited impact on the world […]

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Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 of Google’s Important Acquisitions

Since 2001 Google has spent a lot of money on taking over 163 companies - $28 billion actually. This means that Google have bought on average one company each month. They have bought many different types of companies from services and technology, mapping companies, to security, gadgets, gaming and robotics. Here we are taking a look at the 10 of the most important and worthy acquisitions that have impacted Google’s business. [Image Courtesy of Mike Nudelman] Makani power-clean energy – $30 million [Image Courtesy of Makani Power] Google made an investment in green energy start-up before purchasing Makani Power in May of […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Students developing nail polish that can detect date rape drugs in drinks

A team of four undergraduate students at North Carolina State University calling themselves Unercover Colors have revealed interesting plans to develop a nail polish that will detect whether there are any date rape drugs present in drinks. The idea is simple yet genius and could easily see large spread success if it sees full commercial fruition. [Image Courtesy of Neil Milne, BuzzBuzzNailArt] “With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger,” says their Facebook page. So whilst stirring your drink with your finger doesn’t sound the most pleasant […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Windowless Jet Gives You a 360-Degree Panoramic View

Those who often travel by plane know that except for landing and taking off, looking out the window can get quite boring after hours of seeing nothing but clouds. To solve this problem and make flights a bit more interesting, the French company Technicon Design thought of a stylish solution. Presented at the NBAA business aviation show in 2013, and winner of interior design at the International Yacht & Aviation Award this year, IXION is a simple but innovative concept of a plane without windows, but giant panel screens. The IXION windowless Jet concept is an aircraft without any windows […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Playboy Arabs have their supercars flown to London at £20,000 each car

Arab playboys who fly over to London have their supercars flown over as well in a special chartered cargo jet for the mere cost of  up to £20,000 per vehicle. They are flown on a Qatar Airways Airbus A330 over 3,000 miles. The cars treated to the special flights include McLarens, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, with the owners of them often only being in the UK for a few weeks. [Image Courtesy of SWNS.com] Supercars are flown on a journey from the Middle East to London often just for the summer or even for a couple of weeks to join their owners. […]