Reinventing the wheel

These are Shark Wheels. Invented by avid skateboarder David Patrick, they might possibly revolutionize the concept of the wheel, which, as a mechanical design, has been pretty solid and unchanging for...

Using drones to herd sheep

Gary... I think that bird is trying to kill us. In humanities inevitable slide towards a Skynet-like world where machines dominate us all... Drones now herd sheep. While this might upset some......

The Silver Swan – an automaton built in 1773.

This is The Silver Swan on display in its home at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is one of the oldest functioning robots built by man. One of the oldest...

China builds solar power panda

This is a panda. Wassup. Aside from being the cutest of the bears... it's also a strong symbol of China. So Chinese solar merchants have appropriated the beloved bear in a charming way to help raise...

Holy ship that’s big!

This is the Blue Marlin. A semi-submersible heavy lift ship from Dockwise Shipping of the Netherlands, it is designed to transport very large semi-submersible drilling rigs. Above the transport ship's deck,...

Science in Action – award winning pics

A 9.5 metre ‘spike’ wave, taken by Stuart Brown, which is created by combining more than 2,000 waves into a central focus and is analogous to a two-dimensional supernova, won first place in the equipment...

Underwater Farming in Italy

Beneath the blue waters 100m off the coast of Noli in northwest Italy lies a cluster of balloon-like pods pegged to the seabed by ropes half a dozen or so meters long. Inside, a range of produce is being...

Macro photography makes monsters

That is a moth. Seriously. The world looks quite different when you zoom in on it. Our arrogance makes us view the universe with the presumption that we are the base size for measurement... things are...