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,...

The Origin of Algorithms We Use Every Single Day

Mention algorithms and most people’s eyes will simply glaze over. As you may already know, algorithms are widely used in mathematics and computer science but you may be surprised to learn that you personally use them all the time. Algorithms provide a step by step procedure for calculations. In their modern form, they are used for mathematical determinations, data...

This Brain-Computer Device Gives Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak

A revolutionary interface could be the key to unlocking the thoughts of people unable to voice their opinions. An international team of neuroengineers used near-infrared spectroscopy and EEG readings (electroencephalography) to measure communication and the brain’s electrical activity.While previous research allowed some select patients communication, many noted this new measure offers the only consistent way to get results for...