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...

A Copy of the Great Pyramid is Planned to be Built in 2025

To the west and south of modern Cairo, lies Giza in the vast desert. While Great Sphinx guards the plateau, massive pyramids of Khufu (Gr. Cheops), Khafre (Gr. Chephren), and Menkaure (Gr. Mycerinus) dominates the region. They all ruled Egypt during the 4th Dynasty (c. 2500 BC).The grand pyramid complexes include temples, causeways, and much more. Moreover, tombs of...

The Future of Construction: Mushroom Buildings

The future of construction is rotten. The process which has long been known to decompose and recycle organic matter may soon provide the building blocks to construct our future. The technology is owed to nonother than the mushroom- or more accurately, fungus.Fungi have dominated the world’s undergrowth for millions of years. Their unique ability to decompose organic matter enables...

Stairs: From Religious Monuments to Modern Public Spaces

Although it is difficult to tell exactly when they were originated, it is believed that stairs first appeared, at least, during the Neolithic period. As their structures and designs changed over time, stairs have always played a major role in the history of architecture. From acquiring strategic positions for survival to overcoming the difficulties of terrain, stairways have solved significant problems in...

3 of the World’s Most Unusual Engines

Getting from one place to another fast and with minimal effort is a human specialty. Generations of automotive innovation and the human desire to do things faster and more efficiently lead to the transportation empire which humans continue to use and rely upon. There are millions of types of vehicles designed to take someone or something to one place or...

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Breaks 24 Hour Power Generation Record

A wind turbine unveiled in Denmark is setting the bar high for wind energy. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind group debuted its V164, an 8-megawatt turbine that can hit 9 MW under specific conditions. It generated almost 216,000 kWh in just 24 hours during its testing phase. That’s enough power to sustain roughly 7,200 US homes for an entire day,...