El Helicoide: A Drive-In Shopping Mall That Turned Into A Prison

From a drive-in mall to the headquarters of the secret police, El Helicoide, or the Helix, is a building that has had more lives than a cat. Located in the south-central Caracas, Venezuela, the incredible building perches on a hill surrounded now amongst slums. Its tightly coiled ramp system is intact and an unmistakable dome, designed by Buckminster Fuller sits like...

This New ‘Solar Paint’ Turns Anything into a Hydrogen Energy Generator

Hydrogen can be used to power cars that don’t emit harmful pollutants like their traditional internal combustion counterparts. But the cost of producing hydrogen is prohibitive to this technology being widely adopted. That is all about to change with a discovery from researchers in Australia who have discovered a way to produce hydrogen using sunlight and water vapor.Hydrogen...

Michelin Unveils Its 3D Printed Airless Vision Concept Tires

Michelin is set to revolutionize the tire and the wheel with their new Vision concept. Presented at the Movin’On conference in Montreal this week the idea is a one-piece wheel-and-tire combo that according to Michelin is  “airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic.”Inspired by coralsThe concept tire, or ‘tweel’ as it has been dubbed, is 3D printed from bio-sourced materials...

The ‘Impossible’ Engineering of Fanta’s New Twisted Bottle

No, you’re not looking sideways. Fanta recently debuted an off-kilter, twisted bottle for its signature orange soda. For many people, it’s just a new carrier for a favorite drink soon to be discarded and recycled. However, a lot of design groups are heralding the innovative look as fresh and clean.The plastic bottles of soda you consume are more...

Are Smart Cyclist Goggles the Next Big Wearable?

When wearables were first introduced to the world, we knew them as wrist-worn devices like fitness trackers and smartwatches. The selection has since evolved to include a wide range of things, some of them truly fascinating. There are smart clothes and tattoos, ear-worn devices like headphones, clips and attachments, prosthetics and much more. It’s not all that surprising...

Here’s How Current Trends Are Changing Space Exploration as We Know It

Ever since we first looked up at the stars, we’ve been trying to find ways to get there. We managed to make it to the moon in the 1960s and have an established presence in orbit for the better part of the last 30 years. We’ve watched the technologies change and advance and followed along every step of...

Facebook Chatbots Spontaneously Invent Their Own Non-Human Language

Facebook chatbot agents have spontaneously created their own non-human language. Researchers were developing negotiating chatbots when they found out the bots had developed a unique way to communicate with each other. Facebook chatbots have accidentally given us a glimpse into the future of language.This unique and spontaneous development of non-human language was an incredible surprise for the researchers...

This Tiny Underwater Robot Will Dive into the Deadly Fukushima Nuclear Plant

A small underwater robot has been developed by Toshiba to roam through the submerged Unit 3 primary containment vessel of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The deployment of the Toshiba ROV will greatly help in the decommissioning process of the Fukushima plant.Toshiba ROV – the underwater robotThe Japanese multinational conglomerate, along with the International Research Institute for Nuclear...

Award-Winning ‘Hyperloop Hotel’ Offers High-Speed Travel in Luxury Rooms

A graduate architecture student, Brandan Siebrecht, from the University of Las Vegas designed a futuristic ‘Hyperloop Hotel’. Siebrecht’s concept won him the 2017 Radical Innovation Award for the most creative and feasible hotel design.{|('http://interestingtechnology.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hyperloop-Hotel.jpg','Brandan Siebrecht's render of the Hyperloop Hotel')|}The Hyperloop HotelBrandan Siebrecht won the annual competition called Radical Innovation that is looking for the most innovative hotel...

Russia’s New Cyber Weapon Can Cause Blackouts Anywhere in the World

Hackers working with the Russian government have developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, U.S researchers claim. The cyber weapon has the potential to be absolutely disruptive if used on electronic systems necessary for the daily functioning of American cities.  The malicious software was used to shut down one-fifth of the electric power generated in Kiev, Ukraine...