Who though refraction of sunlight would power a low cost lighting revolution? Alfredo Moser’s invention, using an empty two-litre plastic bottle, some water and a black cap on the bottle is changing lives all over the world.
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A seething mass of 33000 people crammed into two and a half hectares made Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City one of the most densly populated urban jungles ever. The chaotic mass of highrise buildings, alleyways and makeshift staircases had a rich history, but it became a haven for gangsters, prostitutes and all manner of illegal… Read more »
Giant 3D printers are now able to slap up prefab houses as shown by WinSun. Their massive 3D printer can pump out 10 houses in 24 hours, pouring a pre-mixed glass-fibre reinforced concrete onto a substrate. The estimated cost of building the house is around $5000. From 3DRS.org Using computer and 3D modeling software, the… Read more »
The Du Jiang Yan Irrigation system was and still is a feat of engineering. Built in 256 BC it stopped annual flooding along the banks of the Min river and ensured the fame of Li Bing, the governor of Qin and engineer behind the project. The irrigation system is incredible and consists of a levee… Read more »
A piece of papyrus dated between A.D. 659 to 859, has some text on it that seems to suggest Jesus had a wife who he also named as being able to be his disciple. The main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus… Read more »