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A Graphine roll out

April 19th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

A new manufacturing process produces strips of graphene, at large scale, for use in membrane technologies and other applications. MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. The team’s results are the first demonstration of an industrial, scalable method for manufacturing high-quality graphene that is tailored for use […]



A breakthrough in 3D printing liquids could lead to squishy, flexible gadgets

April 18th, 2018 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

The most common types of 3D printing involve either extruding melted plastic or using a laser to solidify tiny particles, layer by layer, to slowly build up a solid object. But researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found a way to radically change that process by 3D printing liquids inside […]



The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built

April 12th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

This is the inside story of how cruise ships went from pensioners’ pastime to floating cities engaged in an all-out entertainment arms race. Symphony of the Seas has 2,759 cabins, or “state rooms”. At 362 metres, Symphony of the Seas is longer than The Shard (310m) is tall.



Non-electric waterpik

April 6th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

The Pocket Flosser is the perfect addition to the toothbrush, giving you the best electric oral care experience without electricity or batteries. Using ingenuity, and principles of physics, the Pocket Flosser is a waterpik that can clean your teeth effectively using water or even your mouthwash. Relying on an internal pump that lets you build […]



The world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge looks like it came from another planet

April 5th, 2018 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

Dutch technology company MX3D just officially unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed stainless steel bridge. It took four robots, nearly 10,000 pounds of stainless steel, about 684 miles of wire, and six months of printing to build the sinuous, undulating structure, which looks like it’s straight out of a science-fiction movie. The MX3D Bridge, designed by […]



Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

April 5th, 2018 at 8:59 am » Comments Off

Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to its campus that’s built entirely of bamboo and stays naturally cool year-round in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Designed by Chiangmai Life Construction, the Bamboo Sports Hall features a modern organic design that draws inspiration from the lotus flower. The large multipurpose facility was […]



Tiny ‘hearing’ device is 100,000 times thinner than your eardrum

April 4th, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

It can detect signals at frequencies higher and lower than our own ears, too.



Researchers are developing a sustainable concrete alternative made of desert sand

April 3rd, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

The strength of bricks and concrete with half the carbon footprint Sand is the hidden ingredient of design. It’s used to make glass and computer chips, and to bulk and strengthen the concrete used in many of the buildings around us. Though it seems like an abundant resource, sand miners are depleting the gritty, building-grade […]



Incredible Sahara Forest Project to generate fresh water, solar power and crops in African desert

March 30th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power to supply electricity to cities in Africa and cities in Europe? Can you imagine producing a sustainable bio-fuel that doesn’t impact on world food supplies? Charlie Paton, Michael Pawlyn and […]



IBM unveils ‘world’s smallest computer’ with blockchain at Think 2018

March 26th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

If there’s one downside to powerful computers, it’s that they’re too damn big. Luckily, that’s about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say about it. March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company’s flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world’s smallest computer. […]



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