Solar Impulse II Successfully Completes Trip Around the World

Solar Impulse II makes a mark in history by becoming the first solar powered plane to completely circle the Earth.The journey began with a vision in 2004 to write the next chapter in aviation history and make the seemingly impossible a reality. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg dreamt up the idea to fly around the world using only solar...

Mothballs Allow for Quantum Computing at Room Temperature

Quantum computing has been one of the greatest scientific achievements as of recent. However, previous quantum computing advances have required very low temperatures near absolute zero (-273.15˚C). A new breakthrough published this week details how to make a functioning room temperature quantum computer using mothballs. Bringing quantum computing into more industries could be world changing in the advancement of fast processing...

Engineer Discovers Da Vinci’s Hidden Knowledge of Friction

When researchers at the University of Cambridge began looking into the sketches on the side of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks, they stumbled across something incredible. The sketches to the side demonstrate falling objects attached to a rope, or a block sliding across a surface, all demonstrating that da Vinci well understood friction as early as 1493. Previously, the sketches were...

The Quietest Room in the World: Where Sound Goes to Die

Microsoft currently holds the world record for the quietest place on Earth at -20dBA.Almost no part of the world is left untouched by sound. In fact, the only place in the universe with absolutely no sound is where there is absolutely no mass- which can only be found in a perfect vacuum. The absolute minimum sound that can...

What Humans Would Look Life if They Evolved to Survive Car Accidents

We humans live in a world where cars have to be designed to protect us during crashes, but what if our bodies were built to survive crashes with little injury? Well, meet Graham. He is a life size realistic human sculpture that is meant to have the perfect anatomy to survive deadly car crashes.“Graham has been designed with...

What Happens to Healthy Lungs After Just One Pack of Cigarettes

Whether you are a smoker or not, you likely understand that smoking is harmful to you. However, do you really know why they say each cigarette you smoke takes 11 minutes off of your life? MEDspiration recently decided to test out the true effects of smoking on a human lung. They set up the lung in a chamber...

Stay Green with this Pedal Powered Washing Machine

The Drumi from Yirego is an incredibly useful, portable washing machine that does not require a lick of electricity.The device is completely pedal-powered and able to handle up to seven garments to wash. The device is just 22-inches, so it can easily be stowed away in the trunk of your car to go wherever you may need it....

Remote Pet Camera Lets You Play with Your Pet While You’re Away

If you have pets, you probably know just how hard traveling can be on man’s best friends, or cats. Sorry, my inner dog person is showing through there, but there is a new technological solution so you can play and reward your pets 24/7. Called the Petcube, this interactive device has 2 built-in cameras and a treat dispenser to...

This Silver Pen Lets You Draw Electrical Circuits

A new pen is about to revolutionize how we create electronic devices. There have been conductive gel circuitry projects on the market for a little while now, but a new pen is about to change the process of building circuits. Tokyo-based AGIC is the creator of this unique pen with conductive ink, which uses silver as the main element to...

Pokémon Player Creates Phone Case to Help Aim Pokéballs

Love playing Pokémon  Go but just can’t seem to get down that Pokéball throwing action? Well, one user has designed and 3D printed a case that will help players throw the perfect ball every time. The case guides your fingers in a perfectly vertical motion when you line up the Pokémon in  the sights. His case is specifically...