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Tectron E4: compact and affordable electric kart

The Tectron E4 is an on-road and off-road electric kart that is pretty compact and comes at an affordable price. It is the brainchild of Carlos Diaz from Santiago in Spain. “I was walking through the forest one day when a group of foreign tourists rode past me on their mountain bikes. I wondered then what might happen if one of them got injured, as he would be unable to join his friends in their next rides and their vacation would probably be over,” says Diago, explaining the inspiration for his project. “It was then when I started to imagine a […]

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Explain 3D: Understand how things work

Do you remember books like “The Way Things Work“ or “How things work”? These books were best sellers and helped a lot of kids and people understand how things work. Some reviews of these books were: “This book taught me more about technology than my first five years of school…”. There were millions of copies of these books sold. Now, Explain 3D is the future of learning how things work. Explain 3D is a system of interactive educational simulations that can help you to understand how things work. Simulations are built in an interactive 3D environment, which brings fun to learning, […]

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Scientifically engineered game develops creativity in kids

With evidence suggesting a decline in creativity over recent years Maker Monsters are looking to rekindle the fire of creativity within young people. And they’re not just talking about creativity in arts but also in the technical subjects; science, math, engineering and technology. “Creativity levels in kids have been decreasing every year since 1990. After hearing these disturbing reports, it has become something of a personal challenge for us here at Maker Monsters. We are on a mission to help get our kids back on the road to creativity!” says the project founder Michael Leip. Leip is a mobile games developer who […]

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Build a house with water? This guy did

Matyas Gutai is a Hungarian architect who’s big on using water in the construction of a house. We’re not talking water fountains for therapeutic reasons but actual liquid engineering. He’s pretty keen on embedding water into the build for its thermal properties and ability to maintain a comfortable temperature. The idea behind building a house with water is to still use traditional building materials such as cement, bricks and plaster, but to incorporate water between sheets of steel or glass. That way the water is responsible for maintaining the house’s thermal condition which is said to do so rather comfortably. Gutai has […]

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You need to see this sword fighting robot

Manika Laboratory based in Japan specialise in robotics with high-speed manipulation and vision that can both move and react quicker than humans. It all sounds well and good until you hear that they programmed one to be able to sword fight. Yeah, we imagine the team behind it hasn’t seen the Terminator movies. Check it out: There are a pair of high-speed cameras that act as the robot’s eyes, giving it stereo vision so that it can perceive depth. This means it knows the position of its opponent and can also recognise their movements (as well as knowing where its own sword […]

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Forze VI hydrogen fuel cell car completes successful tests

Students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have overcome many technical challenges to finally complete successful tests of their hydrogen fuel cell car by racing for over 40 minutes. The car runs on hydrogen fuel and emits no harmful emissions, just pure water. They’re not new to the hydrogen fuel cell game – this is their sixth vehicle design. However, whereas before they were competing in the Formula Student competition, this is their first full sized racer. It accelerates from stand still to 100 km/h in less than four seconds and could reach a top speed of 210 […]