New Nanomaterial Destroys Bacteria

As human ingenuity leads to more and more sophisticated medical technology, the battle rages with our constant bacterial companions. Drawing inspiration from natural systems, researchers are using bactericidal nanostructures to win the war.Biomedical implants are bombarded with cell activity upon addition to a human host. Competing for space, human and bacterial cells attempt to colonise the new surface. As antibiotic resistance is...

Researcher Discovers That Trees Talk to Each Other, Literally!

Suzanne Simard spent all her life in the forests. She hung around in the forests of British Columbia with her grandfather who was a horse logger where she became deeply connected to trees. She became aware as a young child that a forest is not just a forest. As a result of this, she studied forestry and became...

Google Voice Search Has You On Tape

Hands-free voice searching is a great way to make technology more interactive and user-friendly. From getting directions when driving to searching for a suitable solvent to get that mess off your hands, Google Voice Search is just another way technology is making our lives that little bit easier. But have you ever considered that your words are being recorded?Google Voice SearchGoogle is by far...

See How the Soviet Government Developed Smart Houses

The Soviet Union developed its own smart house, Skype, Google Glass and even Playstation all the way back in the 1980s.The Soviet Union was one of the biggest countries in the world, and its leaders were really into the scientific research. Especially in 1980s, there was a big dream about filling houses with new technical equipment like wireless home...

You Should Cover Up Your Webcam, According to the FBI

FBI Director James Comey admitted he always covers his computer webcam and strongly suggests you do it too.With the alarming rate of increased security breaches stealing information at unprecedented levels, protecting your privacy online has never been so important. After opening so much as one wrong link, malware can be easily installed to record all of your personal details,...

This 3D Printed Door Handle Works With No Moving Parts

3D printers have changed the world. They gave us a chance to make many things, designed by ourselves, or the create models of anything we found via the internet. However, who would imagine that we might be printing our own 3D door handle even just 5 years ago? Now we can. We are even able to make our...

Innovative Home Elevator Can Easily Fit Into Your House

Are you getting tired of walking up stairs in your house? Now there is a way to easily install an elevator in your home to make you feel like you are living in the most luxurious of penthouses. Called the LiftonDUO, it allows you to install a 2 person lift in your home without anything too invasive into...

The Tesla Coil: The Holy Grail of Electricity Transmission

The Tesla Coil. Free, wireless electrical power, the holy grail of electricity transmission. The near-tangible dream of an engineering visionary.Ah, Tesla. How your inventions have inspired us. Your work ethic, your passion for your craft; how we all wish we’d lived near you as kids, so we could sneak a glimpse of you at work, creating a future...

Costa Rica has Sustained Two Months of Running on 100% Renewable Energy

As the race for sustainability continues, Costa Rica reached a monumental success of sustaining their energy with 100% renewable resources.A recent report published by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean revealed Costa Rica sustained 100% renewable energy production for 76 days between the months of June and August this year. The Costa Rica remains at the head...

Solar Vapour Generator – Using Bubble Wrap!

When you look at bubble wrap, what do you see? Several lost minutes of satisfying popping? In combination with a clever porous material, this everyday item can generate steam from ambient sunlight!Called a solar vapour generator, a new device is able to convert 20% of the available sunlight to steam. The ability to convert ambient sunlight in overcast conditions...