Thanks to Chris Hadfield, we already know a lot of things about space and what it feels like to do some of the things we do here on Earth in a zero gravity environment. But how about sleeping? How does it feel like to sleep in space?
This 15 unit apartment in Hamburg Germany will use its sun tracking algae tanks to create renewable energy. Dubbed the Bio Intelligent Quotient House, it was designed by Splitterwerk Architects and funded by the Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA).
Generating a truly random number is more difficult than you think. This video here will help you out. Finding a process that spits out purely random digits isn't as easy but it is possible using math. And a small lump or radioactive material. [YouTube]
Mandred Mohr has some beautiful experiments posted on YouTube. It's about what he could make computers do back in the early 1970s.
Mohr used equipment belonging to large institutions to conduct his projects and used a plotter at the Meteorological Institute of Paris to create large scale geometric drawings. He also used the Datagraphix 4460 to produce short animations like the ones you see on Youtube.
Most days I need more than one charge on my phone to keep it alive. But if you're out and about more than usual, you'll need an emergency charge to keep things juiced up. Tarot's 1,500 mAh capacity battery is perfect when it comes to size and power.
Movie trailers are great. The two minute bite sized scenes really know how to entice us all, despite not all of them living up to the hype. It turns out there's a wonderful formula that gets us all hyped up!
It's no surprise that smartphone cameras are replacing point and shoots in your pockets. Users can already take pretty impressive pictures with an iPhone camera and they are only limited by its built in lens. According to one accessory maker, they are trying to expand lens options for cellphone cameras by offering a protective case that provides five additional lenses.
We already know what the office of yesteryear looked like, thanks to Mad Men. It's hard to imagine how hard it was to work in a place with so little tech. There's a discussion thread in Reddit that illustrates just how it was like to work back then before science and technology revolutionized the office space. Here are some of them:
Heading to a cosplay party anytime soon? Then go as Iron Man. You can check out the instructions by Advancer Technologies.
The instructables will teach you how to build a muscle controlled repulsor that functions just like Tony Stark's one in the movies. Just squeeze your fist, and sensors on a forearm sleeve will detect your arm muscle flexing which triggers the repulsor's LEDs coming to life and charging sound effect.
Designer J.C. Karich shows how you can make a pair of working headphones with nothing but raw materials and a 3D printer with open source designs. Karich made his 3D printed headphones and created the speakers by coiling copper wire around a groove built into the printed casing and had a spot on the opposite to house a magnet.
Google launched Gmail on April Fools Day 2004, but then it wasn't so much of a joke because soon it had the @gmail.com email addresses up and about. And then it started taking over market share from Yahoo and Hotmail.
How did the universe came to be? From the big bang right? This video by CERN physicist Tom Whyntie shows that there are more things to look at when explaining the beginning of the universe. Check out the story after the jump. [TED-Ed via Geekosystem]
Oxygen. The stuff we need to live on. But what if the world suddenly ran out of oxygen just for five seconds. What would happen? This Buzzfeed video takes a look at this question based on an imaginative Quora post.
Al fresco seating has got to be comfortable. After all, you're enjoying the natural breeze out along with other pollutants in the air. The New York Times has a retrospective graphic of the styles of seating going all the way back from 1889 to the present.