Technology & Science

“Iron Man” suit inventor sets speed record

“Iron Man” suit inventor sets speed record

  Turns out there is a real  ‘iron man’ suit, thanks to a British inventor. Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader with little experience of engineering, developed his jet suit, named Daedalus, with the help of friends over the last 18 months. It is powered by six gas turbine engines which combined generate 800 […]

JetBlue & Delta to Test Facial Recognition Technology for Boarding

JetBlue & Delta to Test Facial Recognition Technology for Boarding

  Boarding passes will be replaced by facial recognition and finger prints in the near future in U.S. airports. JetBlue announced that it will test a self-boarding process in which paper tickets are replaced with biometric facial recognition scans. Instead of handing over your ticket to a gate agent, a custom-designed camera will take your […]

NASA’s color show in the east-coast sky

NASA’s color show in the east-coast sky

  East Coast residents in the United States will have the chance to catch a colorful sky in the early hours of Sunday morning as NASA launches a sounding rocket that will create artificial red and blue clouds. The clouds may be visible along the Atlantic Coast stretching from North Carolina up to New York, […]

Paperfuge – hand-powered paper & string ‘centrifuge’

Paperfuge – hand-powered paper & string ‘centrifuge’

  Inspired by a whirligig toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required. A centrifuge is critical for detecting diseases such as malaria, African sleeping sickness, HIV and tuberculosis. […]

“Ransomware” Locked Up Over 100,000 Computers:

“Ransomware” Locked Up Over 100,000 Computers:

Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary. The pace of the attack by a destructive virus dubbed WannaCry slowed late on Friday, after […]

Become a Tree with a biodegradable burial pod for your body

Become a Tree with a biodegradable burial pod for your body

The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains. Capsula Mundi — “world’s capsule” in Latin — is an egg-shaped, organic casket, where after being encapsulated in the […]