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inventions lost to history
Necessity is the mother of invention. This adage buttress the school of thought that technological innovation is hardly lost but rather it’s superseded by modern superior alternatives. Fair enough, the process of craftsmanship for a particular invention may be lost but the final masterpiece (technology) can be refashioned. However, lack of the original prototype to compare with the modern...
dyson sphere star
Growing up, we watched in awe as science fiction movies and television gave us a glimpse of what the future might hold for mankind. But what if some of these phenomenons were actually not impossible to achieve? For example, what if we could harbor the energy from the sun to power all of Earth? If we were able to make...
gaming toothbrush
Back in the olden days, when disks were floppy and cell-phones were dumb, video games were limited to the areas of arcades, computers and, later consoles with importation of the fruits of Nintendo onto these shores. While staying on the computer and console now in disc form, games moved from the arcade and living-room television to mostly encompass the digital realm. With...
cool inventions that exist
Many products and inventions are available but are not that well known, especially if they are invented by small companies or by individuals. That does not mean they are not relevant. Some have better quality than present products but are not well marketed or branded. Most are simply ingenious and unrivaled, while others are outright outrageous. But all in all,...
juno mission images
Nature has long been the subject of interest to humans, to the point that it has played a large part into our art through the ages, dating form early wood-cuts literally employing the materials of nature into the image. There are even genres of painting and photography dedicated to capturing natural shapes such as 'landscape' and 'seascape'. Even 'still...
ebola vaccine
The history of medical science has contained some great and useful advancements. Common and once fatal diseases such as polio, measles and TB have been greatly limited if not entirely eliminated in the world. Cancer once thought incurable and spoken of in the singular, is now recognized as having several forms, more than ever of which are at least...
the big rip
There have long been theories about how the world might end. One of the very first, of course, being the final battle between Heaven and Hell as described in the back of the King James Version. Some of the most famous predictions outside the Biblical context, include the now clearly wrong Mayan prediction about 2012, those put forward by...
train that builds train tracks
China has been hailed as one of the most innovative places on the planet. The Chinese tend to change conventional science into something more science fiction than anything. Take for instance the train that builds train tracks, the SLJ/900/32. China has been able to lower its cost of building high speed railroads by a third of what it normally costs,...
first solar road
Wattway by Colas has opened the world's first solar road in the Normandy region of France. The 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) road, which runs through Tourouvre-au-Perche, is an attempt to generate energy for the small town of 3,400 residents. With a price tag of $5.2 million, the road contains 30,000 square feet of silicon resin-covered panels to  withstand the weight of...
world's brightest flashlights
Since the beginning of human history, people have always had a constant scare of the dark. At least until flashlights came out. Thanks to flashlights, we can explore any location without any problem. This has opened up a world of possibilities and has expanded our limited existence. Just like many things, they are not created equal. Let's explore some...

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