Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War?

Dubai’s Hovering Police Credit: HOVERSURF OFFICIAL As we begin a new article series entitled Hoverbikes we draw our eyes to the widening popularity that these futuristic vehicles are gaining. We deal with two interesting ideas: the application of these machines as policing tools and weapons. We begin in the dust strewn paradise of Dubai. The…

Art #3: Dragons & Paper

Dragon in a Stroke Credit: Business Insider UK I found an interesting artist on Instagram by the name of Keisuke Teshima or onestrokedragon. As the name goes, he paints dragons but not in a typical manner. The technique, called hitofude ryuu, involves painting the body of a dragon in one stroke but the head takes…

Alternative Afterlives #1: Elysium

Credit: elysiumspace Elysium Space is a new company with an expertise in a discipline similar to another featured company that I’ve already covered. If you guys remember the Celestis company, they were launching the ashes of the deceased into space so that you could have a space burial. Elysium Space holds the exact same goal,…

Alternative Afterlives

Here we will focus on the different methods you can use to spend your afterlife.    Alternative Afterlives #1: Elysium Elysium Space: a company specializing in space burials Alternate Afterlives: Mushroom Burials Coeio: a company that has developed a suit to degrade your body using mushrooms. Sustainability Compilation #3: Personal Planting Bios Urn: a funeral…

Hoverbikes

This series will focus on the emerging technology of hoverbikes. Other hover-based technology will be included here as well.  Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War? Dubai’s Hovering Police Kalashnikov: created a hoverbike model A New World Record Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1 Kitty Hawk: created a hovercraft…

Mechanical Menagerie #9: Holograms

I hope you guys are ready for more holograms! The first is a cube called the Merge Virtual Reality Merge Cube, a holographic cube which can display different games on 1 side. I definitely recommend looking at their website and seeing the different types of games that they offer. https://mergevr.com/cube Voxon Photonics Credit: Voxon Photonics…

Animals #6: The Intelligent Chimp

Chimpanzees Credit: BBC Earth At the Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England we’re going to look at chimpanzees. The basis of the video is the communication between chimps which is mainly non-verbal and consists of gestures and facial expressions. Dr. Katja Liebal is studying the chimps in the video and hopes to write up the first…

RoboDrill

I found this article on the recent robot duel which had information that I hadn’t heard of before regarding the future of the robot fighting league MegaBots imagines. A modification they want to make to the robots is to standardize the cockpits and make them safer while another is to create modular parts which would…

YouTube Excellence

YouTube Excellence #1: Primitive Technology A YouTube channel focusing on creating tools and materials from scratch using primitive methods of construction.  

YouTube Excellence #1: Primitive Technology

I’ve wanted to do a series on YouTubers for a bit but now I’ve gotten the idea for exactly what to do so I will be showing you guys some of my favorite YouTubers and why I think they are unique when compared to others. Have you ever wondered how our ancestors made anything from…

Sustainability #3: Walking for Power

Walking Power Credit: Pavegen PavaGen is a company that has developed the concept of piezoelectricity into a real world technology. Just a lab experiment a few years ago piezoelectricity can now be harnessed to the benefit of humans. This form of electricity works by applying stress to materials which upon changing shape generate an electric…

Mechanical Menagerie #8: Drones Everywhere

A Bladeless Drone Credit: reddotsg Do you remember the bladeless fans from Dyson? This drone works on the same concept. By eliminating the moving parts it only needs to be shaped and equipped. It has three rotors along the drone with a large one in the center and exhausts along the sides. By using none…