Posted by Lara Lopes

6 gadgets to help you conserve water

Water is one of the earth’s most precious resources that’s quite often taken for granted in developed countries. But conserving water is not only good for the planet it will also help cut down on your bills. It’s also an important practice for areas hit by drought such as California. Below we present 6 gadgets that can help you cut back and conserve water usage in the home. 1. ECO Showerdrop The ECO Showerdrop is a nifty little device that can measure how much water your using in the shower and warn you when it’s wise to get out. You […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Largest plane ever built: the Antonov An-225 Mriya

With the improvement in technology and construction methods we are seeing ever bigger buildings and vehicles being built. In December 2013 the hull of the world’s largest floating vessel was launched but the largest plane ever built took its maiden flight all the way back in December 1988. Reddit user Isai76 put together a collection of images along with some historical and factual info on the Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest plane ever built. How big you ask? It has a wingspan of 88 meters (290 feet) and a length of 84 meters (275 feet) and a minimum crew of 6 people is […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Remodeling an old aircraft carrier isn’t easy

Aircraft carriers are pretty big and expensive machines; they’re pretty much floating airports. So when purchasing a new aircraft carrier you want to ensure it’s got a pretty good lifespan and in order to guarantee that, they undergo a remodeling to update the technology and infrastructure. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rusty Pang/U.S. Navy Remodeling an old aircraft carrier is no easy work either. Let’s try and get a picture of how big these things are. The U.S. army has 10 in active service, each housing thousands of sailors and airmen, tens of aircraft, multiple nuclear reactors, and their own hospitals, […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Atlas Unplugged: the 6 ft robot that might save your life

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have recently unveiled upgrades to their Atlas – The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot. The new iteration, aptly named the Atlas Unplugged, takes the lower legs and feet of the old robot but has now used lighter materials in the build for the rest of the humanoid so that they could fit in a 3,7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. [Image Courtesy of DARPA/Boston Dynamics] “Basically we have to cut the cord,” said DARPA Robotics Challenge programme manager Gill Pratt. Not only can the robot now operate standalone for about an hour, it’s also controlled wirelessly. At 6 […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Virtual reality jetpack training for astronauts

Virtual reality has been hitting the spotlight a lot lately; Google announcing the halt in production of Glass, Microsoft unveiling the HoloLens and LG offering free virtual reality headsets with every purchase of a G3 smartphone. Well this one trumps them all as it’s out of this world, literally. This image shows how astronauts go through virtual reality jetpack training in the ISS in case they ever need to stop themselves drifting off into space. And in much the fashion of Google Carboard and LG’s virtual reality offering, a laptop (not a smartphone) is housed in a virtual reality headset and […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

New Tesla battery will power your entire home, for free

According to CEO Elon Musk, a new Tesla battery could  be the primary source of power for your home and will also offer large-scale utilities a way of storing energy more efficiently. And in true Musk fashion we’re not going to have to wait years to see the tech. Apparently, the designs for a home and business battery are already finished and are expected to be showcased to the public “in the next month or two.” If you know anything about Elon Musk, you’d know he’s a man of his word too. “It’s really great. I’m really excited about it,” he said. We bet […]