Mercedes-Benz Recalls One Million Vehicles After 51 Units Catch Fire

Mercedes-Benz is an automotive brand that is known for its boundless elegance, lavish presence and remarkable reliability… or at least it was.One of the biggest producers of premium cars, and owners of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG announced a worldwide recall that includes over a million recent models of the latest Mercedes-Benz range.The German Automaker issued the recall after a series of fires occurred,...

This New Algorithm Takes the Guesswork Out of Sports

Algorithms for sports analysis aren’t uncommon. They’ve been used to categorize player data, compare performance metrics and even predict effective league trades. However, none has successfully assessed opponents like this new algorithm.This new deep learning algorithm from Disney Research, the California Insitute of Technology and STATS sports data group, gives coaches a leg up on their competition. The method...

Evolution Tower : Moscow City’s Spiral Architectural Landmark

The Evolution Tower (aka City Palace Tower or Wedding Palace)  has arguably become Moscow City’s new architectural landmark. The inspiration for the tower comes from Rodin’s Kiss, St Basil’s Cathedral or Tatlin’s Tower. In any case, the Tower is certainly a work of beauty. The building’s iconic spiral form from base to roof is meant to represent the ideas...

The Series of Terrible Decisions Made by Engineers in Flint, Michigan

For those in the US, what happened to the water in Flint, Michigan is perhaps the most prominent recent example of mismanaged water utilities. Toxic lead and dangerous chemicals were leached into residents drinking water and many were poisoned. So, what happened in Flint, what could have been done differently, and who was responsible?Flint, Michigan was your classic American...

This Concept BMW Alpha Bullet Bike Is Inspired by the Great White Shark

Designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and builder Mark Atkinson have joined forces to bring to life the BMW K75 Alpha Bullet Bike. The custom-made design is based on a Salt Flats racer concept.Alpha Bullet Bike DesignThe bike was custom-designed by Turkish industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. Erdem is a well-known designer who has been designing custom motorcycles for some time...

Newly Developed State of Matter Combines Superfluidity and Solidity

Researchers at MIT have successfully manipulated a superfluid into a type of semisolid. This new state of matter combines traits of solid matter with those of superfluids.The team used lasers to transform Bose-Einstein condensate into a substance that flowed without viscosity (a la superfluids). However, the substance maintained the structure of a solid. The researchers admit the discovery shouldn’t...

Can Humans and Robots Work Side by Side in Harmony?

Humans and robots have been working together for some time now, but will we always be able to work side by side with our electronic coworkers?Will our interactions with robots always be as friendly as with WALL-E? Our constant fears of having our jobs taken over by robots are ones that have been perpetuated by movies but also by...

Facebook is Testing a ‘Thumbs Down’ Dislike Button for Messenger

Facebook is finally giving users a chance to dislike content. The social media giant is letting some users an added dislike button with a “thumbs down” emoji in their Facebook Messenger panel. The mythical ‘No’ reaction will join other reaction emojis for select users of Messenger.The company confirmed the new reaction to TechCrunch:“We’re always testing ways to make Messenger...

The Primary Reasons Why Cities Were Built Where They Now Are

Why cities are where they are? seems like a simple question to answer. You’ll probably not be surprised that water, natural resources and history have a lot to do with it. But why are most of them in the northern hemisphere?There is a great little video by Wendover Productions on this question and it’s definitely well worth “a butchers”. Most...

9 Future Transportation Methods in the Making

Future transportation will either be a refinement of current tech or a completely new innovation, obviously. After all, current transportation methods were once the figment of someone’s imagination. Transportation in the future will come in various interesting forms from levitation and jet packs, to perhaps, the more esoteric concept of teleportation. Let’s have a quick look at nine potential forms...