Rocket in a Rubik’s Cube

Tiny satellites, not much bigger than a Rubik’s Cube, are routinely sent into space to perform a range of research and maintenance tasks. This unique propulsion system is set to send them further than ever before.CubeSats: Tiny Modular Research VesselsNASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) allows researchers and educational institutions to conduct space research. These tiny satellites, 100 millimetres...

Inflatable Pub is Ready for Your Next Party

If you want to have a party in your backyard, no longer will you have to worry about setting up tables and chairs for your friends to gather around, just rent this portable inflatable Irish pub. Yes, that’s right, you can have your very own authentic Irish pub right in your backyard. While it may look like a...

Cycling in Class Makes Students Concentrate Easier

Youth is the most enjoyable part of a human life. Your brain is open to learning everything, ready to pay attention to the world and communicate, but being a student is a big responsibility. You have to learn many things in a short time, as much as you can, and stay focused in class as long as you...

CEO ‘Built’ a New Life for Alzheimers and Dementia Patients

The meaning of life is our memories. That’s the thing makes us, ‘us’, and losing them is something we all fear.Alzheimers and dementia are two of the worst diseases which take our memories from us, even if we are not aware. There is no cure, no medicines to stop it from getting worse. The only option and way...

New Wing Design Reduces Emissions and Fuel Consumption by 50%

New aerodynamic wing truss could significantly improve fuel efficiency on transport aircraft. NASA and Boeing engineers designed a wing that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption by 50%.Wings create lift, however, they also accumulate weight. The more weight, the more fuel and money is increased in order to make it airborne.  An ideal ratio must be met to...

Industrial Turbines and the World’s Largest Mufflers

With great power comes a lot of sound, sound that could kill you if you stepped to close. Hence why massive industrial turbines need similarly incredibly massive mufflers to contain the noise and protect the workers.Turbine engines generate a lot of noise, over 150 dB from 25 meters away. That is enough to rupture an eardrum and warrant...

How to Cool a Solar Cell

Increasing the efficiency of photovoltaics is a primary goal in solar cell technology. While cooler solar cells operate more efficiently than hot ones, keeping their temperature low without compromising available sunlight has proven to be a challenge. One researcher reports on his success with silicon layers to keep solar cells cool.Professor Shanhui Fan, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford...

Man Converted Old Fiat into Fully Electric Car

One man wanted to create his very own electric car to save money and help the environment, so he bought an old Fiat and got to work. Murat Orhon bought a 1990 Fiat 126 Bis for US$1,000, otherwise the cheapest car that he could find. He also picked the Fiat because some of its featured allowed him to...

Boeing’s Future Blended Wing Body Aircraft Back in the Tunnel

With NASA’s initiative to provide quieter, greener aircraft for the aerospace industry also comes emerging technologies that enable engineers to through examine the functionality of the aircraft in unprecedented detail.One of their newest additions to their future fleet includes a futuristic blended wing body (BWB) design. The design in comparison resembles the shape of a diving hawk, however,...

Bacteria-Powered Engine Breakthrough

The design of a microscopic heat engine that runs on bacterial activity is turning heads in the Indian city of Bengaluru. Operating at over 50% efficiency, this technological breakthrough holds promise for a range of micro-scale applications.The team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru is...