Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo   The landing site of Julius Caesar’s British Invasion has a new contender at Pegwell Bay based on carbon dating of weapons, similarities to the fortress of Alésia and the size of the bay compared to Caesar’s fleet size. The research was carried out by researchers from the University of Leicester….

Mechanical Menagerie #13: Gravity Worldwide

Credit: Gravity Industries                     This is a demonstration at Surfers Paradise, a resort town along Australia’s Gold Coast in the east of the massive Pacific nation. Gravity Industries, the company Richard Browning co-founded to create the Daedalus Suit, has been up to quite a lot since I featured him in September 2017. https://tomeoftrovius.com/2017/09/07/mechanical-menagerie-compilation-4-personal-flight/ We have a…

Mechanical Menagerie #10: The Jetman

Credit: AIRBORNE-FILMS Now you can fly with jets, in a suit. The Jetman is an inventor and pioneer in his field (if you can call it that) who developed a small, jet propelled win. It looks like a glider but it is a carbon fiber wing with 4 jet engines attached which propel the wing…

Sustainability Compilation #2: Innovative Plants

Reforestum Would you like to plant a forest anywhere in the world? There is now an app for that! The site Reforestum provides a method for you to pay for creating a forest anywhere in the world which you can then monitor and track. If you’d like to spread environmentalism across the globe with trees…

Grow Your Furniture!

If you want a more natural approach to furniture look no further than Full Grown. A U.K. company, they have reimagined how we use wood and instead of chopping trees down to make them into something, they’ve decided to grow furniture instead. Their method involves grafting shoots together from willows around a frame. After they…