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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Paper airplane flying taken to extreme with Guinness World Record

Most people will at some point in their lives have made a paper airplane and sent it flying across the living room or office. However a team of auxiliary volunteers from the US Air Force took things a step further than this. They went on to launch a paper airplane from 96, 563 feet via a high altitude balloon and when they did, they broke a world record. [Image Courtesy of Fox Valley Composite Squadron] On the website of the US Fox Valley Composite Squadron, Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol, they bragged about launching the paper airplane in Kankakee, Illinois […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

New York could get high speed gondolas in the future via East River Skyway

A plan has been proposed to do away with the congestion that the existing transportation system in New York City is causing. The plan consists of a cable car system that would be along the lines of the Emirates Air Line in London. The East River Skyway plan revealed high speed urban gondolas, providing fast transport to residents and visitors in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. [Image Courtesy of EastRiverSkyway] The gondolas would cut down on the amount of time it takes to travel, along with offering stunning views out over the New York skyline. Developer CityRealty said that gondolas would […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Berlin Secretary Cabinet is 200 year old desk is packed full of advanced technology

Despite the fact that this Berlin Secretary Cabinet was built during the 19th century and is 200 years old, it is surprisingly packed with many advanced secrets that you would not have thought possible in those days. Hidden away in almost every surface of the desk is a compartment, tool, drawer or other delight. [Image Courtesy of Metmuseum] The Berlin Secretary cabinet was designed and constructed by Abraham and David Roentgen. They were known as master cabinet-makers during the early 1700s into the early 1800s and they made the cabinet for King Frederick William II. [Image Courtesy of Metmuseum] While […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

12 year old creates a braile printer from Lego

A 7th grade student from Santa Clara, California, has created a braile printer using lego and a few items from the hardware store for a science fair. Shubham Banerjee, 12, created the Braigo by making good use of a $350 Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit and has no plans on selling his invention, he wants to open-source it to the blind and visually impaired all over the world. photo: Niloy Banerjee “I thought it would be cool to combine my love for LEGOs and do something good with it,” he told NPR. After discovering that braile printers can cost up to $2000 for a […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Future of Mobility, the stained glass self-driving car

Designer Dominic Wilcox knows how difficult it is when the alarm clock rings off early morning and it’s time once again to make that drive to the office. Perhaps in the future that drive wont been too bad when cars can drive themselves? Thinking about this he came up with a design for what has to be the most relaxing car ever, a stained glass self-driving autonomous car. [Image Courtesy of Dominic Wilcox/Dezeen] The stained glass car on the inside looks just like a bed on wheels. The car was built around the Mini platform and comes with a mattress […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

A crutch for the 21st century, the Sit & Stand walking assistant

Crutches, used for taking weight off an injured leg, haven’t much been changed in design since they first arrived on the scene. Now design student Behzad Rashidi has come up with a design for a crutch for the 21st century. [Image Courtesy of Behzad Rashidi] Rashidi came up with the concept idea for the International Design Excellence Awards 2014 challenge and became a finalist with the idea. The challenge was to come up with an idea for a design of a crutch which would perform better than traditional crutches, which fit under the arm and use the forearms of the […]