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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. […]



The Latest XPrize Is For Building Remote-Controlled Humanoid Robots

March 14th, 2018 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

From caring for distant parents to entering burning buildings, there are lots of ways that people might use robot avatars to be in places they can’t go themselves. The XPrize Foundation is offering $8 million if someone can build one by 2021.



XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis: ‘We’re Living at a Time When Individual Entrepreneurs Are More Powerful Than Governments’

March 14th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which designs and operates large-scale incentive competitions to, in essence, change the world. In the words of its own criteria, an Xprize must be bold, audacious, and achievable. It must target market failure, drive investment, and give birth to a new industry. And, […]



MIT researchers say nuclear fusion will feed the grid “in 15 years”

March 12th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

A new research push aims to make the silver bullet for our energy problems a reality by 2033—a very ambitious target.



Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

March 8th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

A new hybrid solar cell device can capture energy from the sun and from the movement of raindrops.As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has developed a hybrid solar cell that can produce electricity come rain or shine, using […]



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