Sci & Tech

Researchers Invent Nano-Tires That Harvest Energy From Friction

Researchers Invent Nano-Tires That Harvest Energy From Friction

As TrueActivist has shared before, there’s a lot of  energy to be harvested from human activity. And now, researchers have developed a nano-tire that may potentially improve a vehicle’s efficiency by 10% if deployed on a real-world scale. University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have successfully developed a car tire that can harvest energy from friction. When […]

Solar-Powered Plane Breaks Record For Longest Non-Stop Flight!

Solar-Powered Plane Breaks Record For Longest Non-Stop Flight!

A plane powered by the sun recently landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The pilot, Andre Borschberg, and his single-seat aircraft finished the journey and landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu July 3rd, 2015. What made the trip such a success? Borschberg’s 118-hour voyage from […]

New Walking Robot Invented To Assist Elder Citizens

For an elder citizen, there is likely nothing as intimidating as a crowded, public space to navigate. For this reason, a team of engineers from Italy, Spain, Greece, the United Kingdom, France, and Austria partnered together to develop a robot walker that can help guide elder citizens around public buildings. As AWWNews reports, it is […]

Awesome Living Algae Lamps Produce Food, Heat, AND Light!

Awesome Living Algae Lamps Produce Food, Heat, AND Light!

Innovative designers have successfully harnessed the power of micro-algae, which operates as an effective“liquid plant,” and developed a photosynthetic lamp filled with tiny, edible bacteria that doubles as a luminous light source. The project, called The Living Things, is the result of a partnership between architectural designer Jacob Douenias and industrial designer Ethan Frier. At […]

Recently Unveiled Robot Can Build A Brick House In Two Days!

Recently Unveiled Robot Can Build A Brick House In Two Days!

Robots aren’t only taking over employees’ jobs at McDonald’s, they’re also mastering the construction industry! As PerthNow reports, Australian engineer Marc Pivac has developed a fully automated bricklaying robot this is capable of building a home in just two days. Named Hadrian, after the Roman emperor who build defense walls in England, the robot can […]

Innovative ‘Design Of The Year’ Will Replace Animals In Lab Tests

Innovative ‘Design Of The Year’ Will Replace Animals In Lab Tests

The Design Museum in London has chosen its Best Design of the Year: a chip that replaces animal test subjects with a complex package of human cells. This radical invention has the potential to eliminate animal experimentation, and in effect save millions of species’ lives worldwide. The lung-on-a-chip, called so because that’s what it actually […]