Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #5: Futuristic Technology

Eyeborg Our society changes daily and with those changes our bodies are beginning to change as well. The preponderance of wounded veterans from armed conflicts around the world has caused the prosthetic industry to enlarge and innovate, getting closer every day to arms and legs that can function as the originals had. However this story…

Roman Findings: The Citrus King

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo The Citrus King According to archaeobotanist Dr. Dafna Langgut, Tel Aviv University, citrons and lemons were a status symbol in the Mediterranean with other citrus fruits arriving a millennium later. She chronicles their spread through Persia and the Levant into the western Mediterranean, citrons going first. Bitter orange, lime and…

Mechanical Menagerie #7: Infrastructure

Fastbrick Robotics Credit: Fastbrick Robotics Fastbrick Robotics Limited has developed an automated bricklaying truck called the Hadrian X capable of laying the foundations of an entire house by itself. Fastbrick Robotics   Bridge This thing builds bridges. Not much else to say.   Dual Snow Blower The Dual Snow Blower is a design to blow…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #4: Personal Flight

Gravity Industries Since everyone is already making the Iron Man comparison I might as well mention the strong resemblance to the character created by Marvel. Gravity Industries is a company started by Richard Browning to develop his Gravity Daedalus Suit. The suit is several mini-jets designed to create enough propulsion so that a human can…

Preview: The Tomb of the Diver

Welcome to the first in a long line of articles I will be writing based on pictures from around the world. The article is unavailable here. Sorry. It’s only for paying customers at Patreon for subscribing $3 per month. Here, I’ll be offering you up a preview from each of the articles; but a morsel…

Newsroll #2

ktsdesign / 123RF Stock Photo In the ancient Greek city of Perge (Antalya, Turkey) a new mosaic was discovered depicting, “…sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of King Agamemnon in Greek mythology, during the Trojan War.” The excavation is headed by Antalya Museum Director, Mustafa Demirel. Perge Mosaic Aspendos shops yield new finds Shops Chinese tomb…

Newsroll #1

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo On the Greek island of Despotiko, an uninhabited place in the Cyclades near Paros, archaeologists have discovered ancient buildings and fragments of statues. Yannis Kouragios, an archaeologist with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, is leading the dig. Despotiko Iran to return church bell from the 14th century to Turkey…

Mechanical Menagerie #6: The Future of Transportation #2

Archaeopteryx Credit: ruppert composite This glider is fairly old by now but if you haven’t seen it then you may have to look more carefully. The Archaeopteryx is a lightweight glider which really does resemble an actual airplane. The example they give in the video is a running start so be somewhere high to use…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #3: Transportation

Airbus Transpose Airbus has announced a new concept behind airplanes. Most of us by now are familiar with coach in any random plane. Close seats, little leg room or overhead, small bathrooms and smaller isles. With the new Transpose design, we may be seeing a change to the entire format. Proposed by their research division…

Mechanical Menagerie #5: Tools of the Trade

HoloLamp Credit: HoloLamp The HoloLamp is a next gen technology that allows you to visualize images in 3-D right in front of you. The main uses they have prepared are gaming, virtual assistants and sports broadcasting. The uses for holograms are boundless. Get ready for opinion time. They will eventually replace our glass screens across…

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food

HomeBiogas HomeBiogas is a company that has created a small biogas system for homes that enables you to generate gas for your house depending on how much waste you have. From table scraps to liquids and even (as seen above) kitty litter, there are a range of waste products that can be broken down into…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #2: Medical Technology

VeinViewer This invention may shock you, leave you dumbfounded or even cause you to doubt your sanity. But, you can now look at your veins while they’re still in your skin!!!!!! The device VeinViewer is capable of showing an image of the veins in your body as a holographic representation over the portion of skin…