New Manually-Powered Elevator is a Workout

Designers with the Rombaut Frieling Lab in the Netherlands created the strangest ‘elevator’ ever. They dubbed the part stairs, part elevator contraption Vertical Walking.The intent behind the strangely-named Vertical Walking system is to make dead space more used:“The price of urban land is skyrocketing. And another 3 billion people are expected to live in cities: we will be...

New Hydrogen Fuel Possible by Splitting Water Molecules with Nanowires

Nano Wires Coated in Teeny Crystals (Quantum Dots) Scientists are currently developing a technology using nanowires and crystals that have the potential to split water into its components.This ‘final solution’ to clean energy could come from combining crystals, called quantum dots, to teeny wires. The technology seeks to split water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel. That fuel could unlock...

Foldable Desktop Coming Soon from Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it’s developed its first-ever desktop PC.“We totally believe that Surface changes the way you produce, the way you create, the way you learn,” said Panos Panay, a leader with Microsoft devices. “The product I’m going to show you is all of that — but it’s one step further. It’s going to seem familiar,...

Have Car, Will Hammock: New Hammock Stand Doesn’t Use Trees

Live somewhere without trees? As long as you have a car, you can still string up a hammock.The ENO Roadie Hammock lets you use your car’s weight to anchor the stand. Once you park, get out the Roadie. Place the stands in front of your tires and drive the car forward until it parks on top of the...

IKEA Moves to Mushrooms to Replace Current Packaging

The ready-to-assemble furniture giant IKEA announced they might be using packaging made with mushrooms rather that traditional polystyrene.The mycelium packaging comes from mushroom roots, essentially, and the material boasts a slew of benefits. It’s naturally fire resistant. It can be safely designed and molded with ease. It comes at a competitive cost with traditional packaging product. The biggest...

Is Weed the New Kale? Study Shows Benefits of Raw Cannabis

New studies claim that cannabis could cure more ailments by consuming it raw than in any other state. Benefits range from anti-inflammatory to preventing fibromyalgia, bowel cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.Marijuana includes 400 different chemical compounds like essential oils, acids, vitamins, which are beneficial for the human body. According to Dr. William Courtney, weed has an important role in basic cell functions by its...

DIY Liquor Cabinet Comes with its Own ‘Lightning Technique’

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but one DIY-er made it strike his liquor cabinet multiple times.The carpenter, known as “MotherF******Jesus” on Imgur, risked life and limb to craft an incredible piece of cabinetry with Lichtenberg figures. Lichtenberg figures come as the result of electrical discharges through electrically insulating materials.Our carpentry hero started the process because...

Winners of 2016 Aga Khan Awards Announced

The legendary Aga Khan Awards in Architecture were just announced in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE.As one of the most important architecture awards in the world, Aga Khan 2016 recognized six winning projects of this year. The winners are chosen for their cultural and architectural importance to the Muslim world.The winners include projects form Bangladesh, China, Denmark, Iran...

Archaeologist Discover Ancient Battle Site of Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists dug up the remains of an ancient tower of Jerusalem, frozen in time before the Roman army bombarded its walls. The army them conquered the city and destroyed the Second Temple nearly two millennia ago.The team also discovered projectile stones used by the Romans to knock out the Jewish guards atop the tower. They found nearly...

Colorful New Maps Capture the Veins of America

A beautiful new map surfaced online detailing the interwoven rivers and streams throughout the United States.Imgur user Fejentlenfej, who also serves as a geographer and DIS analyst, crafted the maps. Its creator said they used Strahler Stream Order Classification, making higher stream orders bolder with thicker lines. The maps were created via QGIS software. The prints are available...