Blue Fire Tornado Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

Scientists have discovered a type of fire whirl called the blue fire tornado that can burn fuel with less carbon emissions. One of the applications of the blue fire tornado is that it can be used to clean up oil spills which endanger our marine life.A fire tornado or a fire whirl is a whirlwind created by intense rising...

Top 5 Most Impressive Snow Machines

Getting around in the snow is a tedious task. It’s cold, slippery, and treacherous. Under the snow can be many hazards including rocks, caverns, ice or water. Snow machines need to be tough to make treacherous treks across the tundra. Over the years, many designs have been made to take on the challenge of traversing the snow: Here are the...

Can You Solve This Toothpick Puzzle That’s Stumping the Internet?

This toothpick puzzle has been floating around the internet for several years, but like all things viral, it recently cycled back into popularity. The objective seems simple: take these four squares and make them into three squares with just three moves.There are other stipulations for moving these 12 toothpicks (or, if you don’t have toothpicks, matches):One move qualifies as...

MIT Researchers Develop a Tough Hydrogel Hybrid That Never Dries Out

Anyone with contact lenses understands the frustrations of having to replace the lens every day or having to submerge them in a liquid, so they do not dry up. The material they are made out of is a hydrogel, and they are renowned for drying up into a crusty mess if they are not constantly hydrated. However, last summer engineers from...

The Planet of Death: 10 of Earth’s Worst Extinction Events

Have you ever wondered about the worst extinction events in the history of Earth? Then you’ve come to the right place, my friend. Earth is often called ‘the living planet,’ but as you will see, perhaps it should be more accurate to call it ‘the planet of death’. It is an interesting, yet sobering thought that 99 percent of...

GlassOuse Assistive Device Gives Extra Hands to Those With Limited Mobility

A new pair of glasses could help revolutionize computer usage in those with restricted mobility. The tech startup GlassOuse uses a modified pair of glasses to help people with no hands or no usage of their hands use technology.Millions of people suffer from debilitating physical disabilities around the world. From amputations to strokes to neurological injury, these disabilities force...

Paris Tries out New Eco-Friendly Urinals That Recycle Urine Into Compost

Parisians met with Uritrottoir, new generation urinals introducing a sustainable way to solve the public urination problem.Even if it is a dream city, Paris has a serious “wild pissing” issue, or as they call it in French, “les pipis sauvages”. To keep their city clean in a sustainable way, French company Faltazi designed eco-friendly street urinals, Uritrottoir. Combined with flower...

IKEA’s New Flat-Pack Bike SLADDA Will Hit US Stores This Month

IKEA introduced its first flat-pack bike SLADDA, and it is already driving some cyclists mad by taking about an hour to assemble.Scandinavian furniture and accessories company’s stylish urban bike will be available in US stores starting this month.Although some reviewers found SLADDA quite complicated to set up on their own, the bike’s design highlights the coolness and functionality of IKEA’s style....

When Math Meets Music: Algorithm Creates an Incredible Concert Hall

In the heart of Hamburg, Germany sits one of the most structurally interesting concert halls in the world – the Elbphilharmonie. Many consider it to be the most acoustically advanced space ever built. In a city that celebrates composers like Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler, it’s only fitting that Hamburg should boast such an innovative concert hall. So how...

This 11-Story Building Can Produce More Energy Than It Consumes

The man behind the first new office building in Norway that produces more energy than it consumes, is Emil Eriksrød – a young aspiring/inspiring real estate entrepreneur. And the world-changing part of the concept? It’s located in a tiny Norwegian town of only 35.000 people, which means these kind of buildings in reality could be feasible almost anywhere.“This project...