Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

Biofuels and biofuel crops have been vaunted by politicians, journalists and scientists for years. A method of producing fuel from plants or other sources could potentially allow us to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy crops, so-called, include wheat, corn, soybean and sugarcane. Biofuels burn cleaner than fossil fuels, release fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as carbon...

Dubai to Add the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

Dubai will be home to the first rotating skyscraper, dubbed the “Dynamic Tower” which is expected to be completed in 2020. The 42-meter skyscraper will be made of a series of 80-story-high rotating condos each costing a whopping $30 million.The ArchitectDavid Fisher, an Israeli-Italian architect, is planning the first ever rotating skyscraper in Dubai. First proposed in 2008, the “Dynamic Tower” is the “first building designed...

Google’s New Sun Map Shows Which Roofs in US Have Solar Potential

Ever wonder if the benefits of installing solar panels will outweigh the costs? Curious as to how much solar exposure those panels would even get on your roof? Google’s latest sun map looks to answer those exact questions for solar proponents.The endeavor comes as a part of Google’s commitment to renewable energy. It’s been very public with its plans...

Check Out These Newly Declassified Terrifying U.S. Nuclear Test Movies

The U.S. government just declassified 750 new nuclear weapon testing videos. Over 60 have appeared on YouTube, complete with their creative top secret names.Here are a few to start with:During the “arms race” period in the United States, the country conducted over 200 atmospheric nuclear tests to learn more about how nuclear weapons functioned. In total, it performed over...

Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Quantum Computers

Quantum computers offer us a tantalizing vision of our future. They will provide the future with high-performance computing and perhaps, will even replace classical computers. Despite the promise, they are neither widely available or in fact useful, as yet. Let’s delve into computer sciences’ “spooky” future, maybe.In the following article, we’ll explore what they are, a little of their...

This New Surgical Robot Can Drill into Human Skulls with Ease

While we’re still decades away from comfortably allowing robots to lead surgery, robotic tools are gaining more prominence in the medical fields. These robots traditionally are still controlled by a doctor working via a computer system. However, one new study published in Science Robotics reports the world’s first ever robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery.The development team comes from the University of Bern...

This Plastic Film Could Provide Ultimate Relief For Intense Heat

Sweltering heat plagues and even ruins outdoor events. The sun beats down on even the most heat-tolerant people and makes them miserable. However, one sheet of this thin plastic film could offer a bit of a respite from an intense sun. The film uses tiny glass spheres embedded into it to absorb almost no visible light. It simultaneously pulls in heat...

This Tape Turns Any Surface into the Perfect LEGO Building Space

LEGO pieces can create just about anything. However, they’re severely restricted in the flexibility department. That’s where design studio Nimuno comes in. The company created a flexible solution to building up the LEGO designs of your dreams. This adhesive strip is a simple tape with a malleable LEGO overlay, allowing builders of all ages to expand their opportunities.Nimuno Loops...

Meet PUFFER : NASA’s Tiny Foldable Robot Created for Future Missions

Meet PUFFER, NASA’s adorable little robot. PUFFER was designed to explore parts of space like Mars and Europa. He is an origami-inspired robot which NASA created to provide future missions with simple, low-cost access to extreme terrains. PUFFER‘s name stands for Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robots.PUFFERPUFFER is small in size and exceptionally light. Its origami abilities allow it to fold into the size of...

Cubetto : A Programmable Wooden Robot That Teaches Kids to Code

Cubetto is a friendly programmable wooden robot toy that will teach your child the basics of computer programming. It is a Montessori-approved game, does this through adventure and hands-on play. Inspired by LOGO Turtle, the programmable robot was designed for children as young as 3-years-old.Cubetto KitThe Cubetto kit includes a cube-shaped wooden robot on wheels which is made of tactile and hard-wearing wood....