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This Prison Ship Looks More Like a Luxury Cruise Liner Than Jail

Naval architecture is sometimes considered to be a conservative industry as it follows stringent engineering rules and design safety principles. But as we know, architects are known for their eccentric and avant-garde ideas so they have decided to break our technical reserves by designing a colossal prison ship with paper sails! The Panama Papers Jail project is reminiscent...

These Incredible Mixed Metal Bowls Revive the Lost Art of Sand-Casting

Kawther Al Saffar, a Kuwaiti designer and artist, has brought back the ancient art of sand-casting with a contemporary twist. She has launched a Kickstarter project by the name of Dual Bowls, which is already successfully funded. As the name suggests, the bowls are made from a combination of two metals. Not only is casting with sand economical, but also sustainable.The...

The Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History Caused Over $17 Billion in Global Damages

In the first-ever study of its kind, scientists put a number on the environmental damage of a massive oil spill. The damage caused by one of the world’s largest engineering disasters amassed $17.2 billion in financial impact. This is the most comprehensive look into the natural resources lost in the 134-million-gallon spill. (For some frame of reference, NASA’s...

If You Have $1 Million to Spare, You Can Get This Flying Car by 2020

Since the year is 2017, it’s high time to make those science-fiction vehicles a reality. You know, like the car that “Doc” converted into a time machine using flux capacitors in the movie Back to the Future? Well, maybe our civilization isn’t that far into the future yet but an advanced engineering company, AeroMobil, has just unveiled their...

Chinese Startup’s All-Electric SUV Could Give Tesla Serious Competition

The Chinese startup Nio recently unveiled a car that could challenge Tesla’s growing power in the electric car sector. Nio (formerly NextEv) released its electric SUV — the Nio ES8 — during the Shanghai motor show and also said the vehicle would start production before the end of this year. Deliveries are expected to go out in 2018.Chinese...

Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Father of Modern Wi-Fi

In a world where Leonardo da Vinci was merely a painter, one might say that Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was a scientist. But in the real world, he was much more.While being a terrific teacher and grooming younger scientists, Bose also started original research here in the area of microwaves, carrying out experiments involving refraction, diffraction, and polarization. Ten years...

This App Teaches You a New Language While You Wait for a Text Back

Speaking a new language is a skill that many people would like to have but only a few actually take the time to learn. Well, that’s simply because our days are already filled with many tasks, important or not important, and it’s difficult to find ample time to slot in a foreign language to learn. Researchers at MIT’s...

Check out These Gigantic Oil Platforms of the Seas

Conventional engineering could sometimes get boring and extremely repetitive. With the same structural elements designed for prescribed loadings, it’s just the matter of filling out a spreadsheet matrix and confirming the generated values. So, to shake things up a little, we will take an engineering odyssey across the deep seas to explore some of the highly bespoke and...

Fruits and Vegetables Coated with this Edible Peel Last Five Times Longer

Keeping fruits and vegetable fresh has always been a domestic issue for everyone regardless of where you are from in the world. On an industrial scale, it is even more of a headache when freshly harvested produce doesn’t even last until they reach the market. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FOA) reported that 45% of...

World’s First All-Electric Vertical Take-Off Flying Car Nails Test Flight

Flying car concepts have been the human dream for years now. It seems that all global corporations are innovating to be able to achieve the breakthrough first. Google is giving it a shot, or at least Larry Page is. So is Airbus. And Uber. And countless more.Here’s the Big NewsWell, regardless of which way you swing, one thing...