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How to convert existing bicycles into an electric bike

With electrical batteries becoming increasingly affordable, we are seeing a proliferation of electrically powered motorised vehicles from drones to skate scooter to bicycles. But what if you are perfectly fine with your bicycles but you don’t mind enjoying the same form factor but with electrical assist? That’s where the Geoorbital wheel comes in; The GeoOrbital […]

The evolution of the smartphone into a digital voice assistant and ‘friend’

The chase to pursue and lead Artificial Intelligence Capability We have seen the signs. Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple have been investing in Artificial Intelligence companies who are developing technologies related to machine learning. Google, Amazon and Apple had also developed voice activated search function (Apple – Siri, Amazon – Alexa). Facebook is now investing […]

First ever 3D printed watch with Tourbillon!

Christopher Lamier had designed and 3D printed a working watch with a tourbillon. Sure its big and unwieldly even as a pocket watch but this is just a prototype using a technology that is still in its nascent stage. It will only get better and who knows one day we will all be printing our […]

Awesome video: Fire tornados in slow mo!

The slow-mo guys are back and this time they are filming fire tornados in slow motion. What was surprising is how beautiful the fire tornado looks in slow motion, at times they look like scales on a dragon’s skin, at other times, like fractal flaming petals in an ever blooming flower… Enjoy the video below […]

NASA | Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD (4K)

What else needs to be said? This is the first ever Ultra HD video of the Sun developed by NASA. Some stats about the sun: The diameter of the Sun is about 109 times that of Earth. It has a mass about 330,000 times that of Earth. The Sun is so huge that it could fit […]

Wim Hof – The Iceman who climbed Mt Everest in his shorts

Wim Hof had accomplished world record feats of endurance that beguiles the mind such as: – Longest Icebath – Climbing to the top of Mt Killimanjaro in his shorts (2009) – Climbing 6.7 km(21,982 ft) altitude of Mt Everest in his shorts. (2007) – completed a full marathon (42.195 kilometres above the arctic circle in […]

Watch “To Scale: The Solar System” on YouTube

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh alexgorosh.com wylieoverstreet.com Tweet

What is life and what is it made of

Life exists because of the existence of several factors which makes up life (which can also be otherwise referred to as reality). These factors are so intrinsic as building blocks of life that it almost seems impossible to speak of one without the other. Its akin to our ability to understand the concept of 3-dimensionality […]

Video: Aurora Australias lights up Southern Hemisphere from space

Sometimes we have to see Earth from outside itself to be reminded that we are living on a giant ball hurtling through space with fancy light effects 🙂 Watch the video below: Tweet

The first photograph of a human being; 1838

We live an age where it is very easy and convenient to take a photograph of ourselves. This made me wonder when was the first ever photograph of a human being? It turns out that the first photo of a human being was taken in 1838! The first human photo in this pic, and the […]