It’s round, it certainly is, but Is it as amazing as Apple claims?
Apple is known to claim their products to be wonderful and revolutionary, did they live up to that with the new Mac Pro? (more…)
How could a square shaped wheel possibly be more efficient than a round one? That sounds ridiculous at first, but if you think about it, a square wheel would have less contact area with the ground. Not that a regular cube would be of much use as a wheel, this cube however has a special helix shape and the threads are in a sine-wave pattern which combined with the material reduces the surface area that makes contact with the ground, in turn reducing friction and speeding up rotation.
Skateboarder David Patrick’s crazy SharkWheel was discovered by chance while he was creating a cube out of six soft pieces of piping. Patrick dropped the cube by accident, and to his amazement, the piece started rolling and it didn’t stop.
The passive hydrogen maser atomic clocks at the heart of ESA’s Galileo satellites are accurate to one second in three million years, while ESA’s forthcoming Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) experiment for the International Space Station around 2016–17 offers an accuracy of about one second in 300 million years.
These trees made from recycled plastic are soon going to decorate the streets of Boston. The purpose of the trees is to clean the air, very exciting news. every city should have these, they not only do good, but look very nice!
The TREEPOD systems are capable of removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen using a carbon dioxide removal process called “humidity swing,”. In addition to their air-cleansing abilities, TREEPODS will also include solar energy panels and will harvest kinetic energy through an interactive seesaw that visitors can play with at the TREEPOD’s base. As passersby play on the seesaws they power displays that explain the TREEPODS’ de-carbonization process. Both the solar panels and the kinetic energy station will power the air filtration process, as well as interior lights.