Technology

Largest Airplane Ever Built

  The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is, quite simply, the largest airplane in the world. At 275 feet in length with a 290 foot wingspan and a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tons, it dwarfs 787’s. When it debuted in 1988, the An-225 ... Read More »

Mummified Monk found inside Buddha Statue

What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back to the 11th or 12th century was recently revealed to be quite a bit more. A CT scan and endoscopy carried out by the Netherlands-based Drents Museum at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, showed the ancient reliquary fully encases the mummified remains of a Buddhist master known as Liuquan ... Read More »

Smartphone Case can print your photos

Simple but very effective is what makes this smartphone case such a cool concept. Plug in your phone, take a picture, and get a photo in seconds! It’s called Prynt: the first ever instant camera case for smartphones. It’s an awesome kickstarter project that already got it’s 50.000 goal is a few hours and is already passed the 1.000.000 border from backers. ... Read More »

Discounted standing only Airline tickets

How can an airline pack 40 percent more passengers onto a plane, trim costs by 20 percent and lower airfares for its customers? Spring Airlines, China’s first budget carrier, is trying to lure more customers with a plan to allow passengers to stand during a flight for a discounted ticket price, reports China National Radio. The seats will look just ... Read More »

Wind Beasts a new form of life

Theo Jansen (born 1948) is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began what he is known for today: building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own, known only as Strandbeest. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car company (BMW) television commercial Jansen says: “The walls between art and ... Read More »

Machine Feeds Stray Dogs In Exchange For Recycled Bottles

  In many cities around the world stray dogs are part of city life. One such city is Istanbul, where 150 thousand stray dogs and cats share the streets with 14 million human inhabitants. A clever device by the Turkish company Pugedon aims to increase recycling while providing food and water to stray dogs and waking up our kindness and ... Read More »

Product Packaging Do’s and Don’ts

Package design and development are often thought of as an integral part of the new product development process. Alternatively, development of a package can be a separate process, but must be linked closely with the product to be packaged. Package design starts with the identification of all the requirements. Consumer products brand design is wrongly predicated on the notion that ... Read More »

Smuggler Taped 94 iPhones on His Body

A Hong Kong man was caught with 94 iPhone handsets taped all over his body by customs agents at a checkpoint in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday. What gave him away, authorities said, was his jerky movements as he tried to walk with the cellphones attached to him while he crossed the border late Sunday, the South ... Read More »

Most Ingenious Works Of Architecture In 2014

It’s been a banner year for architecture your ten-year-old self dreamed of — from 3D printed homes to buildings grown from trash. Below, we’ve compiled our favorite buildings of 2014. Red Pepper House by Urko Sanchez Architects: For this camouflaged vacation home in Lamu, Kenya, the client, a lover of nature, requested that the design preserve as much of the ... Read More »

Giants Carrying Iceland’s Electricity

Landsnet, Iceland national power transmission company launched a competition with the goal to obtain new ideas in types and appearances for 220kV high-voltage towers and lines. The competition emphasized that specific consideration be given to the visual impact of the towers (or lines) and that careful consideration be given to the appearance of towers near urban areas and unsettled regions. ... Read More »