Nitrate levels in Tehran water may threaten infant health

Radio Zamaneh – Tehran’s water supply may contain a high level of nitrates, says the chairman of Tehran City Council’s committee for health, the environment and utilities. Rahmatollah Hafezi told the Etemad daily that the nitrate content in dam water gathered from precipitation is at the acceptable level of 10 millgrams per litre. He said, however, that the nitrate levels ... Read More »

Mercedes self-driving truck

At the 65th International Motor Show for commercial vehicles, underway in Hanover, Germany, Mercedes unveiled the aptly named Future Truck 2025. More akin to a space-age RV than a semi-truck, the prototype hints at a coming revolution in long-distance road transport. According to the BBC report his is not the pipe dream of some underutilised Daimler engineer. A prototype already ... Read More »

Berries strengthen cancer drug treatment

British scientists have suggested that adding wild berries to conventional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy could make it more effective. The study conducted by the researchers of King’s College Hospital and the University of Southampton found that the berries combined with mainstream treatments for cancer enhanced the effectiveness of the standard medicine. The researchers combined the American chokeberry with a ... Read More »

Panasonic shows off hybrid smartphone camera

Panasonic has debuted a hybrid smartphone-camera sporting the largest imaging sensor yet to feature on a smartphone. The Photokina trade show in Cologne saw the company lifting the curtain off Lumix DMC-CM1, whose camera has been fitted with a 1 inch 20-megapixel sensor. Probably monopolizing the attention of mobile photographers so far has been Samsung’s Galaxy K Zoom, which the ... Read More »

Voice Activated and Self Cleaning Toilets

The Touchless Sensor Controlled Automatic Toilet Seat shown in the video above is a great addition to any home, providing a solution to left up toilet seats as well as a cleaner bathroom experience. It has been said this magical toilet seat can save marriages! There are also self cleaning toilet seat shown in the video below or whole self ... Read More »

volkswagen parking lot towers at autostadt

spanning approximately 16 stories, two silos are used as a kind of temporary vertical parking lot at volkswagen‘s production facility and autostadt visitor attraction in wolfsburg, germany. designed by renowned international firm HENN architekten, the 48-meter tall silos are composed of glass and galvanized steel, illuminated by night. a conveyor belt system transports finished cars directly from the adjacent manufacturing ... Read More »

Tesla Motors China vehicle charging network plans

A tie-up between electronic car pioneer Tesla Motors and mobile phone company China Unicom is to see the setting up of a charging network for electronic vehicles across the country. Peggy Yang, a spokeswoman for Tesla, which already has 200 dedicated charging outlets across China, said the project eyes setting up of 400 charging points in 120 cities. She said ... Read More »

Google reveals secret drone

Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which it believes could be used for goods deliveries. The project is being developed at Google X, the company’s clandestine tech research arm, which is also responsible for its self-driving car. Project Wing has been running for two years, but was a secret until now. Google said that the longer-term goal was ... Read More »

Ayatollah: 3G internet is immoral

An Iranian Grand Ayatollah has said high speed internet is unethical and contrary to humanitarian principles, Iranian media sources reported on Tuesday. Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, a prominent Shia scholar, made the remarks in response to a question put to him by cyber activists, via his website. Although Iran has the highest total number of internet users in the Middle East, ... Read More »

A couch that turns into a bunk bed

You may have a couch or two in your home, but can any of them turn into a built-in bunk bed in 15 seconds? Proteas, a Greek furniture manufacturer, has created this amazing couch called the Coupe that may leave you desperately needing one in your life. Read More »