Scotland holds the largest oil reserve in the E.U. but proved they don’t need it

Scotland’s wind turbinesScotland continues to lead the frontier for the battle against global warming by pledging to reach 100% renewable sustainability for energy production by the year 2020, a reasonable goal after producing 100% of the energy demand through wind generation alone.The ambitions plan, however, is already well under way. Scotland currently utilizes 39% renewable energy, with...

Photons Moving in Slow-motion at 1 Trillion Frames per Second

Using recently developed technology known as a streak camera, MIT engineers were able to visualize the propagation of light in super slow motion. The camera is extraordinarily unique in that it can only capture thin streaks of images resulting in a two-dimensional picture. The camera aperture is incredibly narrow, only allowing a thin beam of photons to enter the...

WATCH: Super-light Metallic Foam Obliterates Bullets on Impact

A composite metal foam developed at NC State University is tough enough to resist the force of a bullet, disintegrating it into minute particles upon impact. The foam is lighter than steel metal plating, and will likely see large implementation into aerospace, automotive, and military applicationsThe foam largely comprised of steel has been in development for five years...

Worker Transforms Old Whiskey Bottle into Beautiful Glass Arrowhead

Native Americans hunted primarily with flint arrowheads that they spent time tirelessly making. While hand-made arrowheads are mostly a thing of the past, there are a few craftsmen who have kept the trade up. Called Flint knapping, creating an arrowhead involves slowly chipping away at the edges of an object to make it sharp and shape it into...

New CT Body Scanner Captures Freakishly High Definition 3D Images

GE, a medical engineering company recently released a new CT scanner which captures 3D images with freakishly high definition imagery.Digital renderings of a scan  

Where does your Body Dump Heat While Exercising?

A seemingly a simple innocent question at first will almost certainly baffle you. In fact, we recommend right now you write down your prediction and wait to be amazed. Where does your body dump heat while exercising?Thunderf00t, an engineer with a curious mind purchased a thermal camera to find out. In the experiment, he set up his newly...

The Worlds most Incredible Skydive- Without a parachute!

Jumping from any height more than a couple feet without a form of protection is probably a bad idea. However, jumping from 25,000 feet (7620 meters) without a parachute sounds like a death wish. So how did Skydiver Luke Aikins pull it off (and survive!)?Does Height Matter?Jumping more than 600 meters will have no effect on your speed....

New Survey Finds Antartica Covered in More Ice Than Previously Thought

Antartica is one of the most ice-covered locations in the world, but it is also one of the world’s largest land masses. Previous estimates by researchers placed the level of uncovered land in Antartica at about 1%. However, a new survey in part by NASA shows that this estimate was rather generous and the continent is covered in...

NASA Finds Further Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

NASA continues to discover new things on mars with the Curiosity rover, and as of recent they have found strong evidence in favor of flowing water having existed on the planet. The announcement released by NASA sites streaks found on the planet surface as the key reasoning behind the assertion that Mars likely had flowing water. These streaks cannot be explained...

NASA Building Deep Space Habitats with Private Companies on Earth

Continuing on with NASA’s trend of contracting work out to private companies, they have just started accepting bids and designs to create space habitats. The habitat selected will eventually house astronauts in future space missions, and possibly those that go to Mars. In their initial announcement, NASA has shown 6 different companies along with each’s design. This is...