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A Short History of Bridges Leading Up to the Millau Viaduct

A Short History of Bridges Leading Up to the Millau Viaduct

Making bridges, from the earliest days, involved a few ideas: span and forces, including compression and tension. The span is the length to be traversed.…

Gogoro’s Early Adopters Receiving Their Scooters in the Company’s Hometown of Taipei

Gogoro started shipping out the first of its electric Smartscooters to preorder customers over the weekend. The company’s introductory offer encompasses the scooter for approximately…

Shrimp Exoskeletons May Aid Development of Advanced Composites

Unexplained Mysteries of Aquatic Habitats, Creatures Deep-sea marine science and biology researchers recently reported finding a species of shrimp, Pandalus Platyceros, living more than 6,000…

East London’s Olympic Park Tower Being Reworked Into a Massive, Looping Slide

Growing up, I used to dream of gigantic slides being placed sporadically throughout office building and large towers just because, why not? It always seemed…

In-Pipe Hydropower: Electric Generators in Water Pipeline Infrastructure

When water is flowing through pipelines, there is energy that can be harvested. If those pipelines are from large municipal pipelines or industrial manufacturers pumping…

Programmable Wireless Ear Buds are Volume Knob on the World, Personal Sound Studio

From the beginning, humans have had to tolerate unwanted sounds. Covering your ears was about all you could do, until now. Hearable Wearable Technology Soon…

This Bulletproof Floating Vest Seems Like a Rather Useless Item to Be Priced Over $1,500

If your line of work or everyday life activities require an auto-inflating bulletproof vest to keep safe, you’re in luck. Apparently, some company saw it…

Amidst Remote Hijacking Vulnerability, Chrysler Issues Recall of 1.4 Million Vehicles

After becoming aware of a pretty scary vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely seize control of vehicles featuring the company’s Uconnect system, Chrysler has announced…

World’s First Bionic Eye Implant Restores Central Vision of British Pensioner

Try closing one eye and keeping it closed for 10 years. Losing vision in one eye is severely debilitating for anyone, particularly for those who…

Hacking 21st Century Democracy: New Tools for the State, Society & Citizenship

The Emergence of an Internet Civil Framework According to Pia Mancini of Palo Alto, California’s¬†DemocracyOS Foundation, in a recent TED Talk,¬†“we are 21st century citizens…

Watch How Oscar Mayer’s Mini ‘Wiener Rover’ R/C Drone Celebrated National Hot Dog Day

For national hot dog day on July 23rd, Oscar Mayer saw it fit to deliver hot dogs to random people by way of a 43-inch…

Space Tugs to Capture Defunct Satellites With Static Electricity, Fling Into Outerspace

As has been widely reported, Earth’s geostationary orbit belt is filled with communication and science satellites. Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems (EOS) have teamed…

Sony is Getting Into the Drone Business to Leverage Its Successful Image Sensors

Sony is getting into the drone business after announcing its mobile division will be working with Japanese robotics firm ZMP to found Aerosense. Aerosense is…

Watch a Computer Endlessly Sing Number-One 90s Ballads With Human Sentiments

I’ll have to admit there is something a bit endearing about a computer attempting to sing popular 90s ballads with human sentiments, or feelings if…

At 164 Feet, World’s Deepest Pool Could Prove to be a Vital Asset for Astronauts

The University of Essex and development partner Blue Abyss are proposing the world’s deepest pool (164 feet) as training grounds for astronauts looking to experience…