Posted by Lara Lopes

Weapon of Mass Instruction Is A Drivable Library

The Argentinian designer Raul Lemesoff found an unusual and innovative way to lower illiteracy rates in the country. In celebration of World Book Day (which despite the name falls on different days in different countries), March 5, 7UP joined the artist from Buenos Aires to create a “Weapon of Mass Instruction” -an amazing tank-like mobile library that runs the streets of Argentina. Lemesoff transformed a 1979 Ford Falcon war tank into a library that can carry up to 900 books in it’s built-in shelves, with a varied collection of poetry, novels and biographies. His mission is to drive the tank through the streets of Buenos Aires […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

World’s smallest life-form finally captured in photo

The world’s smallest life-form is a tiny bacteria that is virtually invisible to the naked eye, but a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California has recently managed to capture a detailed image of it and give us a peek of the smallest life-form on the planet. The picture may not look like much, but it’s a shot of an ultra-small bacteria that is considered to be “about as small as life can get.” [Image Courtesy of Berkeley Lab] Despite being extremely abundant on the planet, the bacteria is still a mystery to scientists, who don’t yet fully understand its role in […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Janitor pulls off the perfect snow prank

There’s nothing worse thank having to work on a snow day. No staying at home next to the fire, no snowball fights and no sledging for you. So, if you are stuck at work in the snow what better way to spend it than playing a simple genius little prank on unsuspecting snow travellers. The janitor in the video below shovels the snow from the ‘paths’ so that people can get by easy. But unknowingly to them the janitor has created his own crazy paths and the unsuspecting victims follow them blindly, to the point of hitting dead ends and […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

New plane will let you fly anywhere in the world in 4 hours

Most of you will know about the Concorde, the supersonic airliner that slashed flight times in half. Well now, British aerospace firm Reaction Engines are working on an aircraft it believes would be able to take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours. Yes, you could get from New York to Hong Kong, or London to Sydney, in just four hours. And if that’s not cool enough, it will also be able to fly in outer space. The new system that the firm is working on is called SABRE, which is a jet engine that also doubles as a […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Autonomous ‘Robocops’ go on patrol in Silicon Valley

Autonomous “Robocop”-style robots, equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, go on patrol in Silicon Valley. The robots are programmed to notice unusual behavior and alert controllers. They are called Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machines and were designed by a robotics company, Knightscope, located in Mountain View, California. The stand 1.5 meters (5 feet) high and weigh about 136 kilograms (300 pounds), representing a combo of laser scanning, wheel encoders, inertial measurements, and GPS. “I believe robots are the perfect tools to handle the monotonous and sometimes dangerous work in order to free up humans to more judiciously address activities requiring higher-level thinking, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Nesting Knives from Deglon bring style to any designer kitchen

The Deglon Meeting Knife Set happens to be one of the most stylish and unique knife sets to have been designed. This is a set of four kitchen knives that cleverly nest into each other’s bodies and so take up just the space that a single knife would take. The knife set is a work of art as it looks stunning on the work surface of any modern designer kitchen and despite its looks, they also function as normal knives. [Image Courtesy of Deglon] The nesting knives were designed by Mia Schmallenback at Deglon and they came top when entered […]