Building Covered in Smog Eating Concrete

Building Covered in Smog Eating Concrete

00 Pollution is one of the biggest concerns of the world right now, forcing engineers to come up with creative solutions to fight it. The Palazzo Italia is covered in a special smog eating concrete that will clean the air around it. Architecturally beautiful, the building was also featured in the 2015 Milan expo in Italy. Covered in nearly 9000 square meters of concrete facade, made up of 900 panels, the building was realized with the…

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LG Shows Off Ultra-Thin G6 TV, Measures The Same As 4 Stacked Credit Cards

LG Shows Off Ultra-Thin G6 TV, Measures The Same As 4 Stacked Credit Cards

00 Play Video LAS VEGAS — It wasn’t a smartphone, wearable or drone but an outrageously thin TV that stole the show at LG’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show announcement Tuesday. The new Ultra HD TV has a frame that’s just 0.11-inches thick — about the width of four stacked credit cards. The G6, as the device is formally known, is part of the new “LG Signature” line of upscale, elegant appliances. To achieve the TV’s slim fit,…

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Climate change: The false hope of Geoengineering

Climate change: The false hope of Geoengineering

00 In February 2015, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced that man-made climate change has now advanced so rapidly that options for planetary-scale intervention, in other words ‘geoengineering’, must be considered. The problem of how to solve man-made climate change has now become so serious that numerous voices around the world are starting to mention geoengineering as a possible solution. However, geoengineering approaches remain largely untested and are therefore potentially very risky, with a…

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Good news to e-readers as Amazon Slashes Prices on Kindles & Fire Tablets this week

Good news to e-readers as Amazon Slashes Prices on Kindles & Fire Tablets this week

00 If you love reading and had plans on investing on a kindle tablet , then this is your lucky week as up until February 13, you can get one for as low as $39.99. The low-end 7-inch Fire tablet, which is cheap even at full price ($49.99), is being sold for a limited time for $39.99. Other Amazon tablets and Kindles are being discounted by $20 to $50 off the usual prices. Share This!

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Samsung starts testing their “see-through” Safety Truck in Argentina

Samsung starts testing their “see-through” Safety Truck in Argentina

00 Last year, Samsung introduced the innovative concept of a truck with screens on the back that allows drivers to see the road ahead, reducing accidents on the roads. Now, the company announced that they have begun testing the vehicle in Argentina, and the outcome of this experience will be used to take the project to other countries.  [Image source: Samsung] Dubbed Safety Truck, the project consists on the installation of four weatherproof video monitors at the…

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Incredible Bridge Transforms Into a Tunnel

Incredible Bridge Transforms Into a Tunnel

00 Connecting Denmark and Sweden, the Øresund Bridge is incredibly unique and well engineered. The  combined roadway and rail line bridge runs nearly 8 km where it then transitions into an underwater tunnel for the remaining 4 km. Open since July 2000, the motorway also carries a large data cable essential to internet connectivity throughout Europe. In fact, the bridge is the longest road and rail bridge in the European continent winning severaldesign and engineering awards. At first,…

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The new Playstation VR is this close from being on your doorstep

The new Playstation VR is this close from being on your doorstep

00 “I’m absolutely going to buy one,” said Shaun, who attended The Playstation Experience Event. “The potential has totally sold me on it.” “I’m ready for that feeling of being totally immersed in the world,” said another attendee, Nick. “Reality isn’t the right word for it, but making believable experiences in VR is something I’m really excited for.” Of course it make sense that not exactly everyone is completely excited about the new Playstation VR. Since this…

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Samsung is now producing RAM with the largest capacity so far

Samsung is now producing RAM with the largest capacity so far

00 Just a year after Samsung introduced the first 64GB 3D TSV DDR4 DRAM, they have significantly upped their game. They will soon start the mass production of – for the first time ever – a 128GB TSV DRAM. “We are pleased that volume production of our high speed, low-power 128GB TSV DRAM module will enable our global IT customers and partners to launch a new generation of enterprise solutions,” said Joo Sun Choi, Samsung Electronics’ executive vice president for…

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This camera helps you know what exactly is lurking behind the corner

This camera helps you know what exactly is lurking behind the corner

00 It can be a pretty unsettling feeling, coming up to an intersection, not knowing what is around the corner. Or even worse when you don’t expect anything at all; that unknowing feeling can set you off. Fortunately now researchers from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, are working to have a shutter to be the only thing set off, giving you a accurate picture of what exactly is around that corner. The camera they built works by capturing the timing/location…

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23-year-old Engineer develops a drone to detect air pollution

23-year-old Engineer develops a drone to detect air pollution

00 Monica Abarca is a young 23-year-old Peruvian engineer who, despite her youth, is a specialist in Mechatronics. She invented a drone composed of sensors and algorithms capable of detecting air pollution, in order to study and fight it. The device has many possible applications, for example, it can be used in the mining-metallurgical sector by replacing fixed contamination measurement stations. Therefore, it makes it possible to inspect a much larger area and more efficiently detect if air pollution…

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