Gold nano-particles make leaves glow in the dark
Remember the solar powered Light Tree? It was a street light system with the look of a glowing tree. But how about a living tree emitting light of its own?
The Atomium located in Brussels was built for the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. Just as the name suggests, the structure actually depicts an iron crystal molecule magnified by 165 billion times. Although the monument was built as an exhibit for six months marking the atomic era, it still stands today as a major tourist attraction, symbolizing modern architecture and Brussels.The Atomium which comprises of nine steel spheres with connecting tubes was designed by engineer André Waterkeyn.
The picture above illustrates how a chip implant behind a blind person’s retina could provide vision. Developed by researchers at University Eye Clinic in Tübingen, Germany in association with a firm called Retina Implant, the method when tested empowered the subjects involved to see letters, detect a clock face, move around a room and even differentiate between various shades of gray.
Northern lights, which are also known by the name Auroras, are the naturally occurring colored lights that fill the dark sky mostly around the polar regions. Inspired from the natural phenomenon, now we can have tiles that display a similar play of colors when subjected to changes in temperature. At room temperature, the 4×4 glass tiles appear black but when in contact with warm water the array of tiles shows off a variety of hues.
Manual measurements for noting whether you are overweight or not could well be a thing of the past. This new machine measures the BVI or the Body Volume Index in which a person’s body fat distribution is imaged using a 3D scanner.
Previously we have seen how fish robots were specially built to detect ocean pollution. Well, here’s another robot, called Gavia which also has responsibilities as important as the previous one. Designed by researchers of the University of British Columbia, the robot is to move and scan through unreachable waters of Antarctica to record data that highlight the grave scenario of global warming.