Archive for the ‘Sci/Tech’ Category

30-story Hotel Built in 15 Days in China (Video)

30-story Hotel Built in 15 Days in China (Video)

After building 15-stories in six days, Chinese construction company Broad Group managed to beat their own record by constructing a 30-story tall hotel in just 15 days!

DIY Alcohol Vaporizer (Video)

DIY Alcohol Vaporizer (Video)

A guy makes his own alcohol vaporizer with a plastic bottle, a tube with a valve and a foot pump. Somehow I don’t see any boozers working this much for a shot of vodka.

Zapata Flyboard JetPack Turns You Into Human Dolphin (Video)

Zapata Flyboard JetPack Turns You Into Human Dolphin (Video)

Flyboard, a new water-powered jet-pack built by French water sports fan Franky Zapata, lets you dive in and out of water like a human dolphin. This is the main feature that separates Zapata’s Flyboard from Jetlev, another water-propelled jetpack which was revealed earlier this year. The other difference is the price. The Jetlev is priced […]

Harvard’s Limbo Dancing Soft Robot (Video)

Harvard’s Limbo Dancing Soft Robot (Video)

A team of Harvard researchers has built a new type of soft flexible robot that is limber enough to wiggle and crawl into tight spaces. The Harvard team, led by chemist George M. Whitesides, was inspired by animals such as squid and starfish that lack hard skeletons. The Gumby-like robot is made from a flexible […]

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: