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Flying Builders !

In this project architects and a robotics specialist unite their skills and knowledge. The result is a 6 meter tall tower built with 1500 foam bricks. This installation is called “Flight Assembled Architecture” and was opened on December 1-st, 2011, at the FRAC Centre in Orleans, near Paris. The robotics specialist is Raffaello D’andrea, architects names are Fabio Gamazio and Matthias Kohler, all from ETH Zurich.  Simply explained, the tower is built as follows. At the beginning robots grab foam bricks from the ground. After that the quadcopters receive the information about where exactly the bricks should be placed on. […]

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Bionics in Medical !

Bionics is a science in which scientists and engineers take an example from the living nature and reconstruct it into mechanical device. This science is developing rapidly in present days and finds more applications in medicine, military, industries, etc. The subject of this article is precisely the main achievements of this science in medicine.    1.Bionic hand : There are many scientific teams that develop researches in this direction. More specifically we will take a view over i-limb ultra, developed by Touch Bionics. It allows people with amputated upper limbs to properly serve their daily needs – picking up small […]

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Lake Union Floating House

This is the latest project of V + C Architects (Vandeventer + Carlander). This private residence floats on Lake Union in Seattle and offers great panoramic views of downtown Seattle southward, Gas Works Park to the north and Queen Anne Hill to the west. With no space to spare, the home has a compact waterprint and easily combines indoor and outdoor living. The customers required a home that was modern and would meet their needs for comfortable living and gracious entertaining. The result is a design that turns the traditional floor plan upside down with the personal rooms on the […]

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Dyson Fans and Heaters ,Airmultiplier Technology

Let’s take a closer look over a new technology of air cooling and heating developed by James Dyson’s engineers. It is called Air Multiplier technology and provides continuous air flow as there are no propellers or blades. Treated air rotates in a flat elongated tube resembling profile of the airplane wing in cross-section. At one end of the tube along the entire length has thin hole through which heated or cooled air moves, thereby creating an uninterrupted air flow. Due to the lack of spinning blades, both device types are safe and minimize the risk of your children being hurt. […]

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Jaguar C-X75

This is a concept hybrid car developed by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Interesting here is that two small gas turbines charge the batteries when they get depleted. Electric charge in batteries provides range of 110km and after that both turbines are activated which prolongs the range to the impressive 900km. So if you own this car you can load it from the power grid while you drive in your town and simply use the turbines while you’re on a longer trip. Each wheel is propelled by a single electric engine with 194 horsepower which makes 776 horsepower for the whole […]

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Most Dangerous Road – The Death Road, Bolivia

According to the Inter-American Development Bank, the Death Road in Bolivia is statistically the most dangerous road in the world. Every year, 200 to 300 people die along a stretch of dirt road less than 50 miles. The 43-mile road leads northeast from the La Paz to Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia. Along the way, it winds up and down through the Andes Mountains. Since the road has so many curves and twists around each mountain, it’s difficult to see when vehicles are approaching from the opposite direction. Thus, strange as it may seem, some drivers (and passengers) […]