Canada Imposes Strict New Rules for Recreational Drone Use

The Canadian government recently announced new recreational drone restrictions for users and weighty punishments for breaking the rules. Transportation Minister Marc Garneau addressed drone users throughout the country.Effective immediately, recreational drone users can face a fine of $3,000 ($2,248 USD) for drones weighing more than 250 grams (0.55 lbs) if they’re caught: flying higher than 90 meters (295 ft), more...

Britain and US Ban Electronic Devices on Flights From Several Countries

With the new political order that has taken place last year, 2016, both in the US and the UK it is no longer surprising that emergency amendments are being implemented to other parts of the world which can have some ripple effects on average people like us from bringing electronic devices on our travels.Which countries are affected by the ban?Yesterday,...

Top 10 Reasons Why Engineers Make Good Partners

Let’s deal with the elephant in the room, shall we? Why do engineers make good partners? We mean romantically here of course, not professionally, although many of the following would apply. No arguments! We have found some common themes on the “tinterweb” from opinions of engineers’ partners. Time for a little moral boost we think.According to various articles written...

Google Maps Can Now Help You Find Where You Parked Your Car

Millions of people would be lost without Google Maps. With each new update, it seems Google adds yet another feature people desperately need. The latest update tacks on a crucial new tool — remembering where users parked a car.Some people are blessed with navigational skills and a good memory of where they put things. However, it’s safe to say...

Math Finally Reveals the Secrets of How Sperm Swim

Sex Ed courses often teach that it’s a long journey for individual sperm to reach the fallopian tubes. Now, new research details exactly what leads to the success of some over other, slower swimmers. It all comes down to rhythm. Researchers from English Universities of York Birmingham, Oxford and Kyoto University in Japan discovered that the fateful swimmer’s tail...

Apple Just Introduced A Special Edition Red iPhone to Help Fight AIDS

At the first quarter of 2017, Apple has just launched a new series of iPads and a special edition of iPhone in a chic shade of red. The choice of color for the red iPhone is due to its support for the (RED) campaign that fights off AIDS.New 9.7-inch iPadOne of the significant upgrades of the new iPad series...

New Disney Experiment Lets Users Catch Real Balls While in VR

Virtual reality development has come a long way, but it’s always been restricted to the virtual realm. However, new technology from Disney allows for the physical world to blend with the virtual. The video below shows this research in action, as a participant catches an actual ball while wearing a VR headset.Catching an object in the real world requires...

This Tiny Croatian Island Looks a Lot Like a Massive Fingerprint

Aerial views offer unique perspectives to plenty of countries. Some of these shapes have become so iconic, they get associated with the country itself (i.e. “Italy’s Boot,” “Michigan’s mitten”). But this tiny island off the coast of Croatia boasts a truly unique designation.The island of Baljenac (or Bavljenac) looks eerily similar to a giant fingerprint from overhead. Low walls...

Bizarre Alternative Fuel Ideas That Haven’t Made It out of the Lab

Alternative fuel ideas can be wild and whacky yet do, in theory, offer “clean” energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Wouldn’t it be great if we could power our cars on booze? What about trash or dead cats? How about nappies?  Hang on, did you say dead cats? Why yes we did, more on that later. Bioethanol and biodiesels are...