By Jessica MileyAugust 03, 2017You’ll need more than an Allen key for this new Ikea product. Ikea is about to start selling solar panel and home storage battery systems to its UK customers.The products come from a collaboration with British solar developer Solarcentury. Existing customers can purchase solar storage batteries that integrate with existing Solarcentury products, while first-time customers can get a solar+storage bundle.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 21, 2017When it comes to the Japanese art of paper folding or origami, red-crown crane sculptures are traditionally the still-life depicted and practiced on. However, this origami master strikes against tradition and folded himself a Star Wars X-wing Starfighter paper sculpture.
Artificial intelligence is forecasted to take over the commercial and government aerospace community in the future as the development of an automated robot called ALIAS is achieving unprecedented avionics milestones. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is leading the ALIAS program that aims to enhance military flight safety and reduce the required onboard crew.
April 20, 2017One of the most important early milestones in a pregnancy is the first ultrasound: when the parent/s see their tiny unborn child and hear its heartbeat. Not only is the sonogram helpful in tracking the pregnancy and the health of the baby, but is a pivotal step in forming the parental bond.
By Shelby RogersMay 02, 2017Elon Musk is a passionate fan of much technology, but that doesn& 39;t include the idea of flying cars. During his TEDTalk at the TED Conference in Vancouver, the Tesla CEO shot down his faith in flying cars. Image Source: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr & 34;I& 39;m in favor of flying things,& 34; Musk told Chris Anderson.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 08, 2017Attention all skateboarders out there - you can transform your skateboard into a personal motorized vehicle using the drive motors of Mellow Boards. With a smart and remote controlled electronic system, users are provided with a high-performance skateboard that can reach a top speed of 40 km/h.
Did you know that the Japanese developed a submarine aircraft carrier during World War II? That& 39;s right you are reading that correctly. If you did, congratulations you are a military history aficionado. If not, don& 39;t despair let us introduce you to I-400 class submarine.The idea was to provide a ship with the potential to raid the American coastline during the war.
By Shelby RogersMay 10, 2017When the United Arab Emirates announced it would plant a colony on Mars by 2117, the world was intrigued. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum remained relatively silent about the details. Several months later, however, the world is finally getting to see how the UAE is preparing to lead the charge to get people to Mars.
By Shelby RogersApril 13, 2017NASA will soon announce new findings based on its research into ocean worlds in our solar system.Ocean WorldsThe compound that sustains life on Earth isn& 39;t unique to this planet. That understanding has caused countless scholars to explore finding water in various states on other planets -- furthering the possibility of water-needing life elsewhere.
Learning to code has been proclaimed around the world as one of the best new things you can learn to do to help your career. There is no question that knowing how to code is a valuable skill – one that can lead to many high paying jobs. Image Source: Pixabay In the future, growth will inevitably be driven by technologies derived from coding.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 28, 2017The mission to colonize Mars is an ongoing project for many aerospace companies such as Mars One and Elon Musk& 39;s case on making humans a multi-planetary species. With these organizations& 39; research to construct high-tech human settlements on Mars, it seems like plenty of novel materials must be developed in order to satisfy Mars& 39; planetary conditions.
May 12, 2017We are all inhabitants of this universe, within which we sit upon the Earth inside our solar system in the Milky Way galaxy. There are a vast number of things that scientists have discovered about our universe that you likely don& 39;t realize. From the astounding to the confounding, here are 17 things that you probably didn& 39;t know about our universe.
May 11, 2017The Eupalinos aqueduct was built in the 6th century in Greece and was the first tunnel to be built by excavating from both ends through geometric calculation. The completed tunnel stretches just over 1000 meters in length at 1,036 m and served as an aqueduct for the town of Samos, Greece.
He was one of the most recognized names in modern science.His mind ranks him among the smartest humans to have ever lived.He was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist.With a life like no other, he is Stephen Hawking.To many, Stephen Hawking is best known for his outstanding achievements and significant contributions to modern science.
By Shelby RogersApril 29, 2017LEGO toys meet space toys. There really isn& 39;t a better combination in the history of imaginative items. The company released its first series of space-themed building sets in 1978. Those vintage gems included a mobile ground tracking station, crater plates, rocket launchers, and a space cruiser.
Air Force One, the fleet of incredibly over-engineered aircraft destined to take the president of the United States to wherever they need to go around the world in luxury and absolute safety.Technically, any Air Force aircraft the president boards become Air Force One. Though there have been many Air Force One aircraft, we will only go in to explore the most famous, massive and incredibly modified Boeing 747& 39;s.
April 17, 2017Aerojet Rocketdyne, a California-based rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer, has announced successful hot-fire testing of its 3D-printed thrust chamber for the RL10 engine. As per the company, RL10 has been the nation’s premier upper-stage rocket engine for over 50 years. The component was manufactured in copper using Selective Laser Melting (SLM, commonly known as 3D printing) for the first time.
By Shelby RogersMay 06, 2017Language -- that crucial piece of culture that allows us to communicate effectively. Currently, over 6,500 languages are used throughout the world. We do business in them. We watch movies in them. We tell jokes in them.But what would happen if your language suddenly disappeared?
By Shelby RogersMay 22, 2017Updates in 3D printing continue to truly revolutionize any number of fields, including the medical fields. Researchers successfully printed organs, bones, and prosthetics. Now, a team from Northwestern University in Chicago 3D printed ovaries. Image Source: Northwestern U via YouTube A collaborative study from the university& 39;s Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering details the team& 39;s success.
By Shelby RogersMay 02, 2017Big trucks haul big loads. That& 39;s the mentality we& 39;ve typically grown up having in the automotive industry. Full-sized pickup trucks and semis have advertisements hauling massive loads across the country. It just seems normal. However, Porsche wants to change the way the world thinks about towing power and ability.
By Shelby RogersMay 17, 2017Apple is known for some of the greatest innovations and inventions the world has ever seen. The company revolutionized the music industry with the iPod. Then, it put a computer in our pockets with the iPhone. Now, they& 39;ve even upped their pizza game with new pizza boxes.