This Extraordinary Chess Set Features Iconic New York City Buildings

Chess isn’t generally known for its good looks, but when your chess set is designed by architects it becomes a thing of beauty. London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser are the brains behind Skyline Chess, a company that makes chess sets featuring iconic London Buildings. They have just started a Kickstarter for an NYC edition, and it...

The Roof of the New Apple Store in Chicago Is Basically a Giant MacBook

A few years ago, Apple has teamed up with one of the most acclaimed architecture firms in the world to design a global series of Apple stores. And this 2017, the latest Apple Store to emerge from the shopping district of Chicago in the US features a carbon-fiber roof embellished with an Apple logo. Yes, the roof will...

Top 5 SolidWorks Partner Products to Leverage Your Design Capabilities

SolidWorks is a popular CAD tool utilized by more than 3 Million users across the globe. Its powerful 3D modeling and design documentation capabilities, along with the focus on ease-of-use is what makes this tool the first choice of every design engineer. To further augment the capabilities of this tool, there are partner products that offer a range...

If You Thought Fidget Spinners Were Bad, Just Wait Until You See Toothpick Crossbows

Just when schools thought they’d got rid of distracting toys – read fidget spinners – a new toy craze is on the scene and it has dangerous potential. Handheld toothpick crossbows are the hottest item for children and teens in China. Designed to harmlessly fire toothpicks, the tiny weapons get really dangerous if needles or nails are fired...

This New Dating App Uses Augmented Reality to Find Your True Love

Move over Tinder, the world’s first augmented reality dating app is here. FlirtAR uses facial recognition, geolocation, and augmented reality to help you find the love of your life.FlirtAR is the brainchild of Renan Godinho who explains his motivation behind starting the dating app, “People waste lots of time with traditional dating apps, they spend hours and hours of their...

This Breakthrough Could Solve the Most Dangerous Problem With Nuclear Fusion

Creating Nuclear Fusion could mean unlimited energy, free of any radioactive by-product or greenhouse gases. It has been the goal of physicists since the beginning of the Atomic Era.Unfortunately achieving this goal is difficult and dangerous. But a recent breakthrough could bring us one step closer. An article published in Physical Review Letters explains the new method for...

These Vans Provide Brazilians in Japan With Food and Mobile Banking

Living abroad can be tough, missing your favorite foods, newspapers and dealing with simple stuff like banking can be a nightmare. Luckily for Brazilians in Japan, there is an answer. Brazilian companies have fleets of portable shops they send out to visit their diaspora. There are over 200,000 Brazilians living in Japan. Many of them are relatives of...

A Tesla Model S Just Managed to Go a Record 901.2 Km on a Single Charge

Two Tesla enthusiasts attempted the hypermiling challenge using a Tesla Model S P100D and ended up with an unofficial world record. Belgian Tesla drivers, Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools, set the barriers high with the longest hypermiling distance of 901.2 km. By manipulating their driving methods and the electric vehicle’s function, they managed to smash the previous unofficial...

France Aims to Transport Passengers on Driverless High-Speed Trains by 2023

The French government-owned railway, SNCF, has a project called “drone trains” and it is really exciting. They want their fast trains to be driverless and they are working hard to get it done. The first prototype of driverless trains is pitched to be on the tracks by 219. The first experiment will be for hauling cargo and if...

Oil Refineries: The Incredible Process of Turning Crude Oil into Jet Fuel

The oil industry is booming stronger than ever. Crude oil is the base product for a large majority of products on Earth; Fuels, plastics, roads, and much more rely on the extraction and refinement of crude oil. Although companies are devising new methods to eradicate the necessity of fossil fuels, most countries remain reliant on the massive oil...