Saving Venice: The MOSE Project

Saving Venice: The MOSE Project

The MOSE (MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico) Project in Venice, Italy is the city’s attempt to address the ever threatening problem of mass flooding that could hit the city. The project first started as far back as…

New ‘Life Saving’ Steel for Soldiers

New ‘Life Saving’ Steel for Soldiers

Tata Steel revealed its new high strength, lightweight steel, Super Bainite, for use by soldiers in the British army, in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, and has been described as potentially ‘life saving’. Super…

Which Super Computer is Smarter? Watson or Deep Blue

Which Super Computer is Smarter? Watson or Deep Blue

Humans haven’t fared well against IBM computers. Record-holding Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter lost to IBM’s Watson last year on national television. Garry Kasparov, often considered history’s greatest chess player, fell to IBM’s Deep Blue in 1997. Machines outsmarted…

BMW i8 Concept, Super Car Plug-In Hybrid

BMW i8 Concept, Super Car Plug-In Hybrid

The BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, is a plug-in hybrid under development by BMW. The initial concept car was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the BMW i8 concept car destined for production was unveiled at…