Scientists Can Now Create Super Strong Wooden Windows that Don’t Shatter

When you are building your next home and it comes time to choose windows, you may very well have to make a choice between glass or wood. Researchers at the University of Maryland have discovered a method to create incredibly strong and transparent wooden windows. Didn’t think wood could be made clear? Check out the video below to see how...

The Times Astronauts were Saved by Duct Tape

Normally, duct tape is the miracle material to fix nearly any mishap. However, the substance is not merely Earth-bound. NASA surprisingly swears by the capabilities of duct tape as well as it has made its way into mission critical fixes dating back since 36 years of space exploration.The first tape repair was conducted Dec. 11, 1972 with astronauts...

Giant Helium-filled Hybrid Airship Airlander Makes First Historic Flight

The Airlander 10 makes first historic flight, promising the most fuel efficient aircraft ever made Airlander, the huge success that came to be after achieving record-breaking crowdfunding project that saw pledges reach over $1,000,000 dollars, recently took flight in their new massive helium-filled airship.The ship that took flight dubbed the Airlander 10 began the maiden voyage at...

Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

When engineers need to build supporting structures in areas that would otherwise be underwater, they construct temporary walls called cofferdams. A cofferdam is a wall structure that is built into the floor of a water basin, made watertight, then the water is pumped out to allow for a dry workspace. In terms of geotechnical engineering, the process isn’t...

Create Yourself a DIY Aquarium for Your Underwater Friends

If you are looking to get yourself a pet, there is nothing easier to take care of than a fish. But what happens when you only have panes of glass and no fish tank? Well, you make yourself a fish tank of course! YouTuber Navin Khambhala has been creating awesome projects for some time not, and this time...

New Algorithm Can Tell if You’re Depressed from Your Instagram Feed

There may be a new way for researchers to get a deeper look into the mental state of patients, social media. While this may sound obvious, a new algorithm can determine if a patient is depressed based upon the images said person posts to Instagram. Images with darker and more negative moods have been linked to a more...

Mesmerizing Manhole Cutting Machine Makes Drilling in Roads a Breeze

Manholes are essential to maintaining underground sewage and pipe networks, but repairing them can get a little tricky. For the most part, engineers try to avoid placing manholes under roadways, but many times there is no getting around it. A manhole is needed ever place where a sewer line needs to make a turn, or they are placed...

The Problem with Renewable Energy (and ways its being fixed)

Renewable energy is fantastic. It reduces carbon emissions thereby reducing the carbon footprint currently devastating many parts of the world.As renewable energy becomes more sustainable and more viable than it has ever been, more and more countries are turning ‘green’ and reverting to sustainable ways. Some countries have completely abolished coal burning facilities and have turned to other...

Aerovelo’s Human-Powered Helicopter Wins $250,000 Prize

A team of engineering students collaborated to construct a functional human-powered helicopter, conquering the American Helicopter Societies US $250,000 Sikorsky challenge to build a helicopter powered only by man.The team was after conquering the Sikorsky Prize– a challenge set out by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) putting forth US $250,000 to any team that can build a human-powered...

Nautilus Researchers Stumble Across the Most Adorable Squid

The Nautilus Research team has been known to find some rather interesting things with their UV, but this extremely adorable squid is by far the cutest. The underwater robotic vehicle was over 900 meters deep when it came across a what looked like a lost stuffed animal. As the researchers zoomed in, they found a tiny little squid...