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Y:Cube to Solve Accomodation Problems in London

Growing cities face the same problem all around the world: lack of space for living. London isn’t different in this respect and, being a capital city of UK, faces the same problem – higher populations, low space for living and very high rental and estate prices. The following proposal is offered by the architects from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in cooperation with YMCA London South West. It is called Y:Cube and is a micro-house built mostly of renewable materials. The space inside Y:Cube isn’t big – just 26 square meters, but it is just perfect for a single resident. […]

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Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project is situated in 160 year-old former clay mine at Cornwall, UK. This is a garden that houses more than 1 million plants and it is considered by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest greenhouse in the world. The greenhouse comprises of three general, balloon-like sections called biomes. Each biome is made of tubular steel frame covered by hexagonal panels made of ETFE (ethyltetrafluoroethylene), very strong, reliable and lightweight polymer material. 162.7 million liters of rainwater were drained into the former clay mine in order to develop a subterranean drainage system, which is now used to gather […]

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3D Printed Heart Saves a Child’s Life

3D printing is getting more and more new applications every day. Although it looks more suitable for industrial manufactures, the latest application of the 3D printing process is regarding medicine. If we have to be more exact – heart surgery. Roland Lian Cung Bawi of Owensboro was born 14 months ago and has the misfortune of having four congenital heart defects. The life-saving heart surgery was held at Kosair Children’s Hospital in collaboration with engineers from the University of Louisville. The idea of using 3D printed model of a human heart came to the mind of Philip Dydynski, radiology director […]

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Venom GT: Born to be a Record Breaker

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport became the world’s fastest production car by achieving top speed of 431 km/h. That vehicle is powered by 8 liter W16 engine that produces 1183 hp (870 kW). It happened in July, 2010 and the Super Sport Veyron was driven by Pierre Henri Raphanel. Now 4 years later we see this record busted by Hennessey Performance’s Venom GT at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The new world record was set on February 14th, 2014 and the car was driven by Brian Smith, director of Miller Motorsport and former Michelin tire test engineer. With […]

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Robotic Pills to Remove Injections for Diabetes

Medicine could be changed radically by the modern technology in a couple of years from now on. Few years later we may drink some sort of medical gadgets instead of the current chemical medicaments. This thing may become reality if the invention of Mir Imran passes through successful trials. He invented a robotic pill purposed to replace injectable medicaments for chronic diseases such as diabetes. The pill is made of ingestible polymer and has hollow needles made of carbohydrates. The project is funded by Google. The robotic pill is still not tested in humans, which means that it will take […]

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TroyTec to Revolution-ize the Bicycle Market

TroyTec is a comparatively young company founded in 2009 by Dominic Rodatus and Tobias Albert. They have some experience in motorsports and are both mechanical engineers, so the racing roots of the Revolution modular bike should not be a surprise. The core of all Revolution bikes is a carbon frame which is a base of four general configurations. The biker is able to choose between low and high full suspension and low and high rigid racing. The carbon frame allows that because of its rear swing arms, different wheels and forks. Drivetrain, seats and other main components are also replaceable […]