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Posted by Alyn Wallace

Could glow-in-the dark trees be a green replacement for streetlamps?

After hundreds of millions of years of evolution and fine-tuning it’s no surprise that we are still taking inspiration from nature. Now, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is attempting to replace streetlamps in an act of biomimicry by creating glow-in-the-dark trees. You may remember him from his recent luminescent road-paint for glow-in-the-dark road markings. In this movie filmed at SXSW in Austin, Roosegaarde explains how: “In the last year I really became fond of biomimicry.” The idea is to cross DNA from bioluminescent marine life such as jellyfish with that of a domestic houseplant. If they can successfully perform this, they […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

The Most Bizarre Aircrafts to Ever Take Flight

Airplanes as we know them have pretty much the same basic shape in a more general way of speaking, however, several aircraft designers decided to take another road to create more eccentric models. The last one hundred years or so in the aircraft industry have provided a number of absolutely bizarre projects. Most of them were only experimental projects, but they are so crazy that it’s hard to believe they actually took off. So, brace yourselves to see the most peculiar results of putting together some wings, engines and a whole lot of creativity. Feel free to share some more weird planes in the comments. Caproni Ca.60 […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Professor takes up residence in dumpster for a year

How far would you go for the good of the environment? Perhaps you recycle or ride a bicycle to work instead of taking the car to do your bit but would you consider moving into a dumpster for a year? That is just what Dr Jeff Wilson from the Huston-Tillotson University decided to do; take an old dumpster, transform it and then live in it for a whole year. [Image Courtesy of The Dumpster Project] Project Dumpster aims to investigate sustainable living practices as the population is forever increasing while space and resources are decreasing. The dumpster chosen for the […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Watch: Enormous Horse-Dragon Robot Takes On Gigantic Spider

In something like a scene out of a Transformers film, an enormous horse-dragon robot and a gigantic mechanical spider have been battling it out in downtown Beijing. The show is stirring awe in the Chinese capital and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and China. “Long Ma”, which means a fine horse in the shape of a dragon, takes on the spider called “The Princess” in a robotic puppet show loosely based on the Chinese creation myth of the goddess Nuwa, who made people out of yellow mud and saved humanity from apocalypse after one of the pillars […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Australian students break world speed record for electric vehicle

A team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have built a solar electric vehicle called eVe which has gone on to claim the title of the world’s fastest electric vehicle over 500 km. With a speed of 107 km/h, the student team known as Sunswift smashed the previous record of 73 km/h which had stood for an incredible 26 years. “It’s not often you can confidently say you made history before you even graduated,” said Sunswift’s project director and third-year engineering student Hayden Smith in a press release. The record was broken on July […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Carpenter from Russia carves intricate wooden motorbike

What happens when you have a Russian carpenter that has plenty of time on his hands due to a shortage of work? Well its seems that you end up with a wooden motorbike if that carpenter is Yuri Hvtisishvili. [Image Courtesy of Soviet-moto.ru] Yuri Hvtisishvili wanted to do something to occupy himself when he ran short of work during a slow period. Along with having a passion for carpentry, he also has a love of Soviet motorbikes and so he gave himself the challenge of carving a full scale model of such a motorbike. [Image Courtesy of Soviet-moto.ru] He chose the […]