10 Amazing Tips for Building Energy Efficient Homes

Energy efficiency isn’t just a buzz word; it should be a key consideration for building any home. It is possible to have a more comfortable and efficient living space with the touch of simple elements of design. Energy costs are rising and will increase in future decades. Well, with integrated plans, building owners can save a lot over...

Future of Construction: Inflatable Concrete

Researchers at  TU Wien University were able to develop a new system to create an inflatable concrete structure with much fewer resources than ever before.The use of concrete stems back thousands of years to when ancient civilizations build magnificent structures with it. Its usefulness has withstood the test of time and has proven itself worthy as an integral...

MIT Researchers Created The Strongest Material In The World

A research team at the MIT have discovered a way to make the world’s strongest material Graphene even stronger.“Once we created these 3D structures, we wanted to see what’s the limit—what’s the strongest possible material we can produce,” said Zhao Qin, CEE research scientist and study co-author. “One of our samples has five percent the density of steel, but...

This Antibiotic Spider Silk Makes a Better Bandage

Even though it sounds ripped from the pages of a Spider-Man comic, this innovation came from a lab in the UK.Five years of work between a spider expert and a chemist resulted in antibiotic spider silk. The synthetic material, produced by a team at the University of Nottingham, can be used to heal wounds and deliver medicine. It...

Bad Weather Delays SpaceX’s Falcon 9 By 5 Day

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch has been delayed by five days, to 14th of January, due to bad weather.SpaceX’s rocket was scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday morning, January 9th, at 10:22.Elon Musk, the owner of SpaceX, announced with a tweet on Sunday:“Launch moving due to high winds and rains at Vandenberg....

Understand the Physics Behind These Incredible Ice Discs

Nature has a thing for patterns and naturally occurring shapes, especially circles. However, certain UFO shaped discs have stumped hundreds. These ice discs sit atop rivers and seemingly rotate with a mind of their own. Most recently, Michigan resident Jason Robinson caught the event on camera, and the footage can be found on YouTube.So what causes this phenomenon...

20-Cent Paper Centrifuge Can Detect Malaria in 15 Minutes

Researchers from Stanford University have developed a hand-spun centrifuge mainly made out of paper. The Centrifuge is extremely light and costs just 20 cents. The simple device inspired by an ancient children’s toy is named “paperfuge”. This low cost and power free centrifuge can detect malaria in blood in a mere 15 minutes.How does a centrifuge work?A centrifuge is...

You Can Build Your Own Affordable Solar Power System

Going green has many benefits. The obvious one is that it reduces one’s carbon footprint, in turn saving the environment. Another reason to unplug from the grid is to reduce electricity bills. By using solar panels or wind turbines, one could run one’s home using nature’s resources. However, these systems come at a price.What do you need to...

Locksmith Builds His Own Aircraft To Cut His Commute By Seven Minutes

Driving to work is terrible. It’s slow, frustrating, and incredibly boring. It is most likely the worst part of the day. That is unless you are Frantisek Hadrava, a 45-year old locksmith who hated his trip to work so much he built his own plane to cut down just 7 minutes off of his commute.Hadrava dedicated his spare time over...

Two Engineering Students Invent A Sonic Fire Extinguisher

Two engineering students invented a new generation fire extinguisher that puts out flames by only playing heavy bass.It might sound like an amazing party-toy but this sonic fire extinguisher actually can put out a fire with sound waves spread through a mobile subwoofer gun.Killin’ da fi-ya!Based on the idea of quenching fires with heavy bass sound, two engineering...