Posts Categorized: Science

Self assembling furniture

Ikea has nothing on this. Flat pack furniture that basically builds itself. Somehow, Wood-Skin, the company behind this, manages to create that feeling that magic really does exist. The furniture uses a special layer of synthetic textiles that fold themselves into shape. The wood itself has creases in it that act as hinges and basically… Read more »

6 Reasons for Namibia’s Unexplained Fairy Circles

Most of the Namib desert is dry, barren and lifeless. The occasional rain shower will bring with it a few days of intense colour as the dormant plants grow rapidly. The most striking plant in the Namib is the Welwitschia, which grows only two leaves that tear and split through the life of the plant…. Read more »

Sunflower’s internal clock

Sunflowers dancing from east to west as they track the path of the sun are apparently also moving to an internal clock. For a fantastic video check out Nature’s website.

The Longitude Prize

Forty years is longer than most of us would spend on a single problem. Forty years is a life’s work. Forty years is what it took one man to revolutionise the seas. In the 18th century, we had no means of calculating the longitude of a vessel at sea. Maritime disasters caused by the erroneous… Read more »