Archive for the ‘Sci/Tech’ Category

Plastic Bottle House in Argentina (Video)

Plastic Bottle House in Argentina (Video)

A man in Argentina  built his house out of plastic bottles and is now teaching other people how to do the same. Alfredo Santa Cruz from the city of Puerto Iguazu, survived Argentina’s 2001 economic crash by sorting through piles of rubbish in search of items he could sell. Now he works as a tourist [...]

LG Hyper Facade (Video)

LG Hyper Facade (Video)

Awesome 3D projection mapping display in Berlin. Enjoy the show!

Video Game Urinals in London (Video)

Video Game Urinals in London (Video)

Why stare at a blank wall in front of a urinal when you can play a video game with your pee? The Exhibit bar in Balham, South London, has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first urine-controlled video game for pubs. However, people using the public toilets on the Tokyo Metro system are already [...]

Brinicle – Underwater Icicle of Death (Video)

Brinicle – Underwater Icicle of Death (Video)

Brinicle is an underwater icicle or ‘finger of death’ that freezes everything in its path. The unusual phenomenon has been captured for the first time by BBC film-makers. The video was recorded using a special time-lapse camera that caught the brinicle’s entire formation process.

Microwave Plays Youtube Videos (Video)

Microwave Plays Youtube Videos (Video)

A microwave created by Penn students, plays YouTube videos of the same duration as your food’s cook time. Now you have something to watch while you wait. The µWave, winner of the 2011 PennApps Hackathon, also texts you when your food is done and tweets about you using it.

RC Steam Trike (Video)

RC Steam Trike (Video)

Look at this awesome steam-powered, remote controlled, three-wheeled car ‘driven’ by a teddy bear:

NeverWet Superhydrophobic Spray-On Coating (Video)

NeverWet Superhydrophobic Spray-On Coating (Video)

NeverWet is an amazing, silicon-based, superhydrophobic spray-on coating that repels water and heavy oils with great efficiency. Water simply glides of the surface after you spray it with NeverWet. However, it is much more than just a liquid repellent. Surfaces that are sprayed with NeverWet repel ice, corrosion, and even bacteria. The company behind the [...]

El Hierro Volcano Eruption Reaches the Surface (Video)

El Hierro Volcano Eruption Reaches the Surface (Video)

The volcano near the Canary Island of El Hierro is now only 70 metres away from the surface and is spewing magma 20 metres into the air. The undersea volcano eruption is set to create a brand new island as the lava piles up on an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean. Geologists believe that [...]

National Geographic’s Live Augmented Reality (Video)

National Geographic’s Live Augmented Reality (Video)

National Geographic and Appshaker have set up a live augmented reality system in a mall in Hungary. Visitors could watch themselves on a giant screen and interact with virtual dinosaurs, astronauts, dolphins and leopards.

Transmission Tower Clowns (Photo)

Transmission Tower Clowns (Photo)

These transmission towers near Ujhartyan, Hungary, were designed to resemble clowns, following a worldwide trend in trying to make large industrial objects more attractive.