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20 Incredible Inventions Of The 21st Century To Make Your Life Astonishing.

Innovation is about making ideas happen and necessity is the mother of invention.

Designers are the marvelous people who are devoted to think out of the box to make our life more comfortable.

Some of the most incredibly designed pieces of the past year are enlisted here:

The invisible computer keyboard

© getnoki

This is almost literally magic. The invisible Noki keyboard is made up of two simple-looking bracelets which monitor the movement of your fingers. Very impressive indeed, but a bit hard to use if you still can’t touch type!

The spherical bath tub

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Invented by Russian designer Aleksandr Zhukovskii, take a bath in this spherical tub and it feels like you’re swimming in the air.

Text clocks

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Unlike ordinary clocks with hands or numbers, which make you simply focus on how quickly time is passing, the text clock makes you stop and think about the moment you’re living through.

Signal indicator for cyclists

 
The Azerbaijani designer Elnur Babayev came up with this idea. His Cyclee projector allows a cyclist to indicate clearly to other drivers what he is about to do — even when it’s completely dark. The projector is attached to the seat, and works automatically without any input from the cyclist.

The portable ladder for climbing any tree

© canopystair

Many adults regret that they’re already too old to climb trees without risking an accident. Sometimes you just still want to! But with the CanopyStair, you can easily get to the top of a tree without having to worry about how you’ll make your way down. The staircase can be easily fixed to any tree without harming its bark.

Superheroes to hold up your books

© artoridesign

These really do create the impression that your books are being held up by superman. In fact, it’s really the work of magnets which are attracted to the metal base hidden in the book itself.

The device which shows tomorrow’s weather

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Ken Kawamoto is a software engineer who has the ambition to unite the digital and real worlds. He came up with the idea of a device which visually displays tomorrow’s weather. He calls it the Tempescope. If there’s going to be a thunderstorm, it shows flashes of real lightning; water drops fall down if it’s going to rain. It’s truly amazing! The only problem is it can’t quite show us snow yet.

The tap which makes saving water beautiful

© Simin Qiu

Young London-based designer Simin Qiu has created a unique design for a bathroom tap which not only looks stylish, but helps save resources by turning the stream of water into an elegant, captivating ’net’ spiral. A special turbine saves 15% more water than with an ordinary tap.

A saddle for dad

© saddlebaby

SaddleBaby is a fantastic new way to transport those kids who love to sit on their father’s shoulders. Dad now has his hands free to use his phone or camera — so everyone’s happy!

Shoes which fit your feet perfectly

© vibram

Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto came up with an idea for a new pair of sneakers which perfectly wrap around every curve of your feet. Inspired by Furoshiki, traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods, the shoes have no laces and instead wrap around the foot, fastening with velcro.

The Armstrong Light Trap

© Armstrong

This futuristic-looking lamp is both beautiful and mysterious. You can regulate how bright it is using a very simple method — everything depends on how many of the ’craters’ on its surface are left open. Named in honour of famous American astronaut Neil Armstrong, it was in fact invented by a team of Russian designers.

Shoes with removable heels

© tanyaheathcanada

Now with just a light tug on your shoe you can turn casual pumps into elegant high heels for the evening. Designer Tanya Heath has come up with special shoes that can be matched to a whole range of different heels. They’re indispensible for all those who want to wear nice shoes but have to drive!

Weapons for a pillow fight

The world would probably be a much quieter place if we settled all our disputes with pillow fights. Designer Bryan Ku has clearly had the same thought. For those who love pillow fights, he has invented a selection of special soft weapons.

A miniature garden around your neck

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Designer Colin Jordan has invented some ideal jewelry options for those who love nature. He makes tiny little vases using a 3-D printer, and fills them with small flowers who actually grow like their larger cousins. They can be worn as necklaces and broaches or placed on your work desk.

Mirror Cups

A Japanese design team called D-Bros has come up with a unique set of tea cups and saucers which they’ve given the brand name ’Waltz’. These cups reflect the colourful patterns on their saucers, making selecting ones that match no longer so difficult. Captivating!

The coffee cup which gives you a kiss

© behance

The kissing coffee cup was invented by Jang Woo Seok. ’I love both drinking coffee and kissing people,’ he says. ’Now I can do both at the same time.’

The lamp made from an old tree stump

 
Each one of these lamps is unique, simply because they’re made from real tree stumps. Light-emitting diodes have been placed inside their cracks.

Decorative rolling pins

© Vatek

A simple but brilliant idea, this rolling pin allows you to easily make cookies with decorative patterns on them. This was actually invented in response to an earlier version for children.

Rings that look like they’ve come alive

Every one of these rings, which have been invented by the artist who goes by the name of m e r r y m e, are made up of three separate parts. Individually they don’t look like much, but when worn together as a set it’s as if they’ve come alive on your fingers.

Cat seats

 

These special blocks were invented specially for cat owners. Our feline friends absolutely adore finding new ways to snuggle inside them.

Do you know any other invention to add further? Please leave your reply in comments.

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Have you heard about the Scania Clock – A Gigantic working clock entirely made out of 14 running trucks?

Benjamin Franklin once said, “You may stop, but time will not.”

Swedish automobile maker Scania achieved to make a running clock for 24 hours straight keeping time down to the second, deploying a great team effort recently while managing a 750,000 sq ft working clock in a deserted airfield by strategically deploying 14 trucks that kept moving round-the-clock.

Scania employed 90 drivers for two hours each, to drive the trucks representing the second, the minute and the hour hands of the clock. Fleet managers kept guiding the trucks from a monitoring room.

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Have a view at making of the Scania clock:

Go eco-friendly with the World’s first Tree Ganesha this year and onwards.

Sculptor Dattadri Kothur created something very unique and innovative – the world’s first Tree Ganesha. Tree Ganesha or ‘The Lord of Nature’ is Bappa’s new avatar to save the world from the p…

Have a look at it’s making and it’s impact here.

Source: Go eco-friendly with the World’s first Tree Ganesha this year and onwards.

Have you heard about the Flying River Taxi coming soon by 2017? Read the story here:

French start up SeaBubbles had once again proved the words of Napoleon Hill, “There is always plenty of capital for those who can create practical plans for using it” absolutely correct. They have been successful in raising $550,000 in funding to build egg-shaped taxis flying above the river Seine to reduce traffic in Paris.

The flying river taxi, which floats above the water
Flying River Taxi; Image Source: Sea Bubbles

The battery-driven river shuttle can be convoked by a smartphone and piloted by a robot. These taxis can travel for up to 80-100 km on a single charge.

Two entrepreneurs of SeaBubbles are working on the project and have been successful in raising funds for the first round, where as the next round of funding will be done by August to develop the taxi app and docking stations around the pod.

SeaBubbles wants to build battery operated bubble shaped ships that hover a few inches above water which can transport maximum five people including a pilot at a time.  Thebault, one of the founder, said, “The goal is to forgo the pilot and make the system fully autonomous in a few years once regulation allows it.”

As more cash is required to turn their dreams into cabs, the startup said they have reached out to car-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. as well as construction company Vinci SA and luxury-goods maker LVMH. The matter is in discussion and shortly they expect to reach at some concluding decisions.

“You’ve got packed roads and empty waterways in a lot of cities – there’s an obvious opportunity,” co-founder Alain Thebault said in an interview. “We want to build water taxis.” Founders Anders Bringdal and Thebault, a surfer and a math-loving sailor respectively, together broke the record for speed on a floating sailboat they’d designed in 2009.

The founders said SeaBubbles has the support of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has pledged to cut pollution in the city. Carmakers, battery vendors and software engineering companies have expressed interest in helping develop upgrades and scale production.

The startup will sell the pods to individuals as well as countries, cities and companies, but its founders are still debating whether they want to manage a taxi service themselves or outsource it.

Expected to launch by summers in 2017, the taxis will be available for booking through a dedicated app and will have their own docking ports. The founders wish to showcase the first bubble at the 2017 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Read full story at Bloomberg

World’s first unstaffed grocery store opens in Sweden. Here’s how it works.

Can you imagine a grocery store which is always open 24/7 and has no employees at all, not even on cash counters? Yes, it’s a reality in Viken town of Sweden. It’s the first of it’s kind, where there are no employees, and it works normal just like any other grocery store. You just need a smartphone and membership to make purchases in this convenience store.

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Image Credit: springwise.com

 

The store which is membership based, relies on trust and a credit check on it’s customers. You need to install the app which is then linked to your bank account to unlock the store’s door which opens for only 8 seconds and cameras are installed all over to ensure the security. Customers enter the store, scan the barcodes of the products they want, and they receive the invoice a month later. Customers are required to become the members by passing a credit check.

 

Robert Ilijason, the only employee and store owner said, the idea of the store came from a broken jar of baby food. When that jar was the last one in the store at owner’s village and there was no open store in his village he had to rush to the big city to  get a new one. The idea clinched his mind and he wanted to open a 24/7 store. He further said having employees 24/7 is so expensive that he used technology to manage his store and his idea worked.

The store currently sells dairy products, dried and frozen foods, and is based on the concept that demand will dictate what the store stocks.

He is planning further to open few more stores to make sure this concept works. He hopes to make this concept work in whole Sweden and plans to further expand his idea to the world at large.

Warka Water can be a possible solution in arid lands. Here’s the story.

Based on the concept of “Every drop counts” Warka Water designed by the architect Arturo Vittori is eliminating people’s thirst in arid lands, where people are forced to consume u…

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The scarf that’s driving Celebs crazy to go invisible in public.

The Ishu Scarf, invented by a 28-year-old guy, Saif Siddiqui, from New Delhi, is gaining popularity amongst the cynosures.

Celebrities around the world are bothered about their privacy and here’s a solution from this New Delhi student, who now runs his booming business due to his innovative product and creative talent. The name “ISHU” stands for privacy and silence, and is a play on the words “issue” and “shh”.

Everyone from Hollywood actors to football superstars are being spotted the Ishu scarf in public.

The product has taken the celeb world by storm, with everyone from Hollywood actors to football superstars being spotted wearing the scarf in public.

Image credit: Buzzfeed

Siddiqui told Buzzfeed the scarf’s purpose was to give people their privacy.

“The main intention is to make people aware of how important privacy actually is,” he said. “Everyone has a ‘brand’ online, and with the ISHU Scarf, people are back in control of their privacy.”

Presenting… the paparazzi-proof ISHU Scarf!

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The Ishu scarf made from a special fabric – consisting of thousands of nano-spherical crystals reflects light back into the camera and hence makes the wearer invisible to the flash photography.

The ISHU was officially  launched  at  Soho  House Toronto in October 2015. The  force behind the creation of this #InvisibilityCloak  was adamant that a stylish solution be available to that select group of people who  want  to  control  unwanted  pictures  of them being taken with mobile devices, which inevitably end up plastered across social media.

Image Credit: theishu.com | Saif Siddiqui, founder of theishu.com now runs his booming business shuttling between London and Amsterdam.

It took Saif 6 years to research and present his idea into a demanding product. We often see the success but fail to see the hard work, dedication and belief in one’s idea and his continuous efforts to make his idea successful. Here’s the making of “The ISHU Scarf”:

The  concept  of  The ISHU dates back to 2009 when Dutch-born Saif Siddiqui took  a  picture  of  friends  standing in front of a bike in Amsterdam. He noticed  that  the  bike’s  reflector  manipulated  the flash of his mobile camera in a way that obscured the faces of his friends in the picture. He immediately realized that if developed into the right product, this feature would be an ideal solution for his friends and now available to the public who want to keep their private moments in public private. Saif put together a team of experts
who dug into the science of light and reflection, and how to blend technology with fashion. 6 Years later The ISHU is released to instant acclaim. Privacy is back.

The “anti-paparazzi” cloaking device also works with video cameras.

Siddiqui is launching ISHU phone cases in July, and hopes to get the product integrated in museums and private jets soon.

He aims to bring the concept to India in a few months, and is hopeful that it will catch the eye in Bollywood as strongly as it has in the rest of the world.

He aims to bring the concept to India in a few months, and is hopeful that it will catch on in Bollywood as strongly as it has in the rest of the world.

Image credit: Hindustan Times

You can check out the ISHU range of products before the global launch in August here.

Most stylist folding bike you have ever seen

FUBi Fixie is a single speed one gear bike, which can fold itself without any tools. It looks like a classic bike which can be fit in a closet or a trunk. It weights 24 pounds and is selling on Indiegogo at $535.

Have a look here:

World’s 1st Magnetic Refrigerator launched which can play the role of “Superfridge”

French firm Cooltech Applications has launched what it claims as the world’s first commercially available magnetic refrigeration system. It can serve as a “Superfridge” slashing down both the environmental as well as economic challenges which the current electricity appliances face.

The firm says this system will work without the use of any refrigerant gas, and can be used in everything from a medical refrigerator (pictured) or a display case to a wine cellar

The Magnetic Refrigeration System (MRS)  achieves refrigeration by passing a water coolant through magnetocaloric materials undergoing repeated magnetization-demagnetization cycles. Glycol water is used as a coolant fluid to transfer heat between cold and hot sources.The system works on the concept of magnetocaloric effect.

The system works without any refrigerant gas, making it more environmentally efficient than conventional refrigerators.

Read More: Dailymail.co.uk

Climbing Stairs Cart – The most required product

The UpCart is the answer to all your travel needs. And not only the travel needs but also your daily routine house chores whether its lifting some heavy stuff upstairs, or bringing the groceries home after shopping or any other task to lift anything upstairs.

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Did you know about the Doomsday Treasure Vault in the Arctic and what it is actually?

Did you know about the construction of a Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic and the science behind it?

A journey to the end of the earth will show you a place that might someday save humankind. It’s a bank built to last 10,000 years. It’s not money or gold but the world’s most important assets which are being preserved  and made safe from climate change and nuclear war, locked deep inside the doomsday vault.

High on a wind-blasted Arctic mountain, a stark concrete doorway leads to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a store to ensure the survival of the world’s most precious plants among the last bits of land before the North Pole.

What happens if war or global warming threaten the key plants that the world depends on for food? A consortium of scientists is running what it believes is an answer: a deep-freeze for thousands of seed samples that is meant to serve as a back-up to cope with the worst-case scenarios.

Designed to cope with the most pessimistic nightmare of a doomsday the Global Seed Vault is buried inside a mountain on the freezing Arctic islands of ice-covered Svalbard. Way up north, in the permafrost, 800 miles or 1300 kilometers beyond the Arctic Circle (The North Pole), is the world’s largest secure seed storage, opened by the Norwegian Government in February 2008. From all across the globe, crates of seeds are sent here for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock vaults.

The very first barrier to entry is the sheer remoteness of the location. Next comes an unintended hazard – a sheet of rock-hard ice cover. Each step is perilous with the blow of piercing wind and an extreme quiet atmosphere. The vault is secured by four sets of locked doors, according to the Crop Trust.

The Entrance gate of the doomsday vault

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Image Source: bbc.com

Another door opens on to a tunnel that gently descends deeper into the mountain. Most of the tunnel is lined with concrete but further inside the rock face is bare. Voices start to echo.

The concept of the project is simple: imagine everything that could go wrong with the world’s key food crops and make sure samples of them are untouched here.

The temperature is minus 4F and in the permafrost where the ground never thaws. So the entrance itself is 130m above the sea comfortably above the most horrific projections for how the oceans could rise if there is a total melting of the polar ice-caps in the coming centuries.

Thick rock offers the best insurance against missiles. Crystals of ice are glinting on the rock walls. One more door lies ahead. It is thickly encrusted in ice. The air beyond is kept at minus 18C.

Diagram of the interior of the seed vault (Image: BBC)

The store has rows of shelves, each one crammed with large plastic containers of the sort you might use to keep files or move house. Inside are tiny silver packets that hold the seeds themselves – more than 865,871 packets in all, representing more than 5,000 species and nearly half of the world’s most important food crops and is capable of holding many more.

The labels are fascinating – there are seeds from Africa, Asia and America. There are also boxes from North Korea – that’s a big surprise.

Here’s a short coverage by CNN on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault:

Down on the water is the northernmost town in the world, Longyearbyen, with about 2,000 people. But polar bears outnumber the people, and reindeer outnumber everything. It’s an otherworldly place, a twilight zone, where, sometimes, the sun never rises and the moon never sets. In the dead of winter, it was the last stop in the 30-year journey of American scientist Cary Fowler.

Cary Fowler runs the Global Crop Diversity Trust set up by the United Nations and a group called Bioversity International. His safe house cost $9 million. Norway paid for construction, Bill Gates paid for the shipping, and seeds from nearly every nation on earth are locked inside.

From the outside, the vault looks like a concrete wedge pounded into a mountain. But as you walk through the door, you cross from a hostile wasteland into a safe house for humanity. It looks like a “Doomsday vault”.

Fowler says. “We built it to last as long as we could imagine. I don’t know what was in the minds of the people who built the pyramids. Maybe they were building to last forever too. But I can’t think of anything that’s built in our lifetime that’s been built with this kind of time horizon.”

Inside, pipes provide additional refrigeration, despite the fact the vault is only several hundred miles from the North Pole. “We’re going freeze it even further,” Fowler explains.

They freeze it colder than the permafrost, so that if the earth warms and the power goes out, the vault will stay frozen for another 25 years.

The treasures that the vault was built to house came by plane and approached an airstrip at the base of the mountain nearby. What’s in the boxes took 10,000 years to develop and 70 years to collect.

“This is the coldest place in the mountain. We wanted to take advantage of the naturally frozen temperatures down here. We wanted absolutely the coldest spot we could find,” Fowler explains. There are air locked doors and they keep the cold air in.

Inside the boxes that came off the plane are millions of silver envelopes, containing seeds of almost everything.

Here’s the detailed coverage of the doomsday Seeds Vault by 60 Minutes:

The”Svalbard Global Seed Vault” is built to warehouse backup copies of all the world’s crops – 1.5 billion seeds – including everything from California sunflowers to ancient Chinese rice. If an asteroid strikes the earth, seeds to restart agriculture would come from the vault. But science fiction aside, the main purpose is to protect against a doomsday that is unfolding right now because the plants we’ve been eating for 10,000 years are going extinct.

“If you ask somebody ‘How many kinds of apples are there?’ They’re going to say ‘Well, there’s red, there’s green. There’s yellow. There’s Macintosh. There’s Golden Delicious.’ They’re going to give you an answer like that,” Fowler says.

“But in fact, in the 1800s in the United States people were growing 7,100 named varieties of apples. 7,100 different varieties of apples that are catalogued,” Fowler explains.

“Today we’ve lost about 6,800 of those, so the extinction rate for apples varieties in the United States is about 86 percent,” he explains.

Extinction exists in all crops. Estimates are that every day one crop strain disappears. And here’s why: seeds used to be passed down through families. But today, farmers are planting mass-produced industrial seeds. The upside is more food. The downside is the family variety goes extinct.

Almost every country collects it’s own seeds in banks for safe keeping. And for 110 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has sent scientists, called “plant explorers,” to the ends of the earth to collect seeds.

Just by looking at the material in a farmer’s field you might say, ‘That one’s no good. Don’t collect it.” But you can’t anticipate what value that might have. There may be genes in that material that are gonna be of immense value in the future. Today, scientists prevent famines by going through tens of thousand of plants looking for genes to fight disease or drought or any other problem.

There was an important seed bank in Afghanistan which has been destroyed. The Afghan seeds were thrown away because looters wanted the glass jars they were kept in. Much of Iraq’s seed collection was lost in that war and, in the Philippines, a typhoon washed away much of the world’s most important rice bank.

“Doomsday doesn’t have to come in the form of an asteroid. Doomsday can come in the form of an equipment failure or mismanagement just human mismanagement or a lack of funding or a typhoon, or something like that. And those kinds of things are happening all the time,” Fowler says.

Once that crop is lost, Fowler says we’ll never see it again. “And any kind of characteristic that it might have had is gone. It’s off the artist’s palate. It’s the color that we can’t use anymore. It may have the disease or pest resistance that we absolutely need to have a viable crop in the future. Gone.”

Svalbard may seem a strange place to build an ark for plants. The islands are a white desert, barren and chilled to 30 below zero. The sun never comes up over the horizon in the wintertime. It’s ironic that the world’s agricultural heritage is being stored in a place with no agriculture at all.

But the mountains are just the place to save the resources of life itself-remote from nuclear war, from storms, and rising seas.

Tunnel at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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Image Source: bbc.com

Around six months earlier some of the Syrian seeds – including ancient and potentially sturdy varieties of wheat, barley and chickpeas – were extracted from the deep-frozen shelves because they were needed back in the Middle East. The withdrawal actually serves as proof that such a vault is necessary.

In all, 128 boxes – out of a total of 350 originally sent from Aleppo – were carried back through all the doors, up the tunnel and over the dangerous ice-patch to be flown to Lebanon and Morocco.

Whether it’s a dry climate, a new virus, or infestation, the genes to stop a famine may be in one of the boxes stored in the vault. When the last of the seeds descends the tunnel, the lights will go out, the vault will be locked, and Cary Fowler will have achieved his life’s work-preserving civilization’s past against an uncertain future.

“So, if worst comes to worst this does save the world,” he says. “But it also has a more mundane feature which is that it helps us everyday by feeding people.”

That’s exactly what this place was designed for. Most countries have their own stores of key plant varieties and the Global Seed Vault is meant to work as a back-up to those back-ups.

Source: CBS NewsGovernment.no,  bbc.com,

 

 

A glimpse of what air travel will look like in 2050?

The team from Airport Parking & Hotels and Imperial College London has brainchild and predicted a huge curved future concept aircraft which could realistically look like around 30 to 40 years from now.

This marvelous projected aircraft could be the way people travel to far-flung destinations in the year 2050.

With a comprehensive design inside and out, this incredible futuristic plane features tremendous 1,000 cabin seats, virtual reality headsets, live image projections on the walls instead of windows and spacious lounges intended to improve the passenger experience.

Airport Parking & Hotels and Imperial College London partnered to predict what the future of flight could realistically look like in 40 years.

A team, including aircraft design students, came up with a futuristic concept with cutting-edge technology (pictured: premium cabin).

A wider aircraft creates more cabin space, and the designers filled some of it with in-flight bars that allow passengers to socialize.

The design team from London said there would be a seating capacity for 1,000 passengers on the blended wing aircraft.

With a complete rethink, the team, including aircraft design PhD student Adam Omar, designed an advanced plane that bears some of the hallmarks of today’s jets and next-generation technology.

Thanks to its blended wing design, its fuselage would be wider and shorter and it wouldn’t have a tail wing, and it would be propelled by six bio-fuel engines at the back of the body.

The designers say the aircraft would have more legroom than today’s planes despite having so many people on board because of its widened body and large wings.

Of the notable changes, the concept plane has very few windows, which could make air-travel uneasy for some.

Backseat monitors would be replaced with wraparound virtual reality headsets built into the seats with wraparound visors that display 3D films and programs. The visors are designed to automatically fold away on takeoff and landing or in the event of an emergency.

In addition to improving passenger experience, the team aimed to design a plane that is fuel efficient and less harmful to the environment eliminating the reliance on fossil fuels.

The concept plane would run on low-emission bio-fuels and be propelled by clusters of electric fans powered by small engines.

Instead, transparent LCD screens on the walls display the view outside or films, programs or maps from the in-flight entertainment system, or relaxing scenes to help passengers fall asleep.

In-flight bars would allow passengers to get out of their seats and socialize more freely with other travelers.

The traditional airport design would have to be overhauled in order to accommodate the planes and allow passengers to board.

Designers said large portions of the seating, flooring and walls could be made from ultra-light metal micro-lattice developed by Boeing.

For their high-capacity aircraft, the designers took cues from futuristic concepts previously produced by Airbus, Boeing and NASA.

With electric fans powered by small engines, the plane would produce just a tiny fraction of the emissions from current aircrafts and reduce drag.

The plane would have very few windows, so transparent LCD screens would be installed on the interior walls to display outside scenes.

Beverley Barden, head of marketing at Airport Parking & Hotels, said: ‘Air travel has long been considered an uncomfortable way to begin a holiday.

‘With these advances in passenger space, in-flight-entertainment, and extra room for bars and relaxation areas, it will be a great revolution in the aviation industry.

Source: People’s Daily China and Dailymail.co.uk

This robot could be the benchmark at Swachh Bharat Mission replacing cleaning men everywhere

The ROAR project (Robot based Autonomous Refuse handling), is a system in it’s prototype phase where an autonomous robot works with a drone to pick up trash from the locations and collect it within the garbage truck.

The project which is funded by the Volvo group is being invented by more than 30 students from different universities. This robot can replace the cleaning / garbage men totally, once the project is fully functional. The project was announced by the Volvo group in September.

The robot is equipped with sensors and camera on top of the truck which navigates it and keeps it away from the obstacles. The process is being tested and it also has an inbuilt emergency break to avoid collision with any object or suppose a child is running. The robot will automatically stop in such a situation. It can also change it’s way if the sensor detects any obstacle on the way.

Watch here how the project works:

 

Have you heard about Smart luggage? Here are the two products by Neit and Barracuda

Smart luggage with Smart features presented by Barracuda

4 wheeled hard shell cover Collapsible to 4 inches + Ergonomic Handle + Build in tray + USB Power + Location Tracking + Easy open flap

Smart luggage with smart features presented by Neit

Protective 4-wheeled Hard-shelled luggage that collapses to 3 inches when not in use + hangable handle + GPS + connected travel app

Neit Collapsible hard Shelled waterproof luggage with built in GPS

 

World’s biggest Aircraft equivalent to the size of Football Stadium is getting ready to fly by March

British company Hybrid Air Vehicle (HAV)’s largest aircraft Air-lander – 10 will take it’s flight next month.

This aircraft equivalent to the size of a football stadium can carry itself in the air till a fortnight. The flight will be operated from the Britain’s Bedfordshire.

Airbus A380 is the biggest passenger aircraft till date with a length of 72.7 meters, width of 79.8 meters and height of 24.1 meters.

The bottom base of this airbus is filled with helium which is the reason for it’s bigger size and it will help the aircraft in taking off and landing. The helium base will also help it to fly (take off and landing) like a helicopter.

48 passengers can fly on the aircraft along with the aircraft crew and can move around the cabins and have the outer view from this aircraft’s comfort zone.

On the test drive this aircraft will fly at the heights of 4000 feets and for 17.25 miles only.

HAV was earlier undertaking this project for the American army, but due to the cost cutting in the defense budgets, American army has withdrawn the contract. At the same time British Government and other dignitaries have shown interest and provide aid to this project. Plane’s bottom base is made up of special fabric which makes it strong and viable.

Air-lander can fly from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. It’s maximum speed is 92 mph and a capacity of 48 passengers. It is 92 meters long, 43.5 meters wide and has a height of 26 meters. It can fly for two weeks in air and has a capacity to carry 10 tons of weight. It is also environment friendly and produces less sound and air pollution, with less carbon emission than other planes and can even fly in extreme climate conditions. It also doesn’t require any runway to take flight.

It’s successful test drive will provide new hopes to the inventors.

Source: Dailyhunt