Yukitsuri: The Japanese Snow Suspenders

Yukitsuri: The Japanese Snow Suspenders

During the winter months, many Japanese gardens sprout strange conical structures that rise above the trees like a crown. They are called Yukitsuri or “snow suspenders”, and their purpose is to protect the branches of the trees and shrubs from the crushin...

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT JUST WENT ONLINE IN CHINA

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT JUST WENT ONLINE IN CHINA

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this is the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ong...

CUTTING-EDGE MICROTECH MOTORS WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF FUTURE TIMEX WATCHES

CUTTING-EDGE MICROTECH MOTORS WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF FUTURE TIMEX WATCHES

Watchmaker Timex will integrate a cutting-edge new microtechnology into its watches in 2019, which has the potential to change the way watches function, how they’re designed, and how long the battery inside lasts. In a world first, Timex will use Micro-El...

NEITHER CROSSOVER NOR WAGON, THE BMW 6 SERIES GT FILLS THE MARKET’S GRAY SPACE

NEITHER CROSSOVER NOR WAGON, THE BMW 6 SERIES GT FILLS THE MARKET’S GRAY SPACE

The BMW 6 Series has morphed into a tall, family-friendly hatchback to replace the 5 Series Gran Turismo. And now, the Munich-based automaker has introduced the first-ever 6 Series Gran Turismo a few months ahead of its market launch. While the 6 GT re...

6 HOT DEALS ON SMART HOME DEVICES THAT AUTOMATE, CONTROL, AND PROTECT YOUR HOME

6 HOT DEALS ON SMART HOME DEVICES THAT AUTOMATE, CONTROL, AND PROTECT YOUR HOME

It can be hard to know where to start when you’re ready to “smarten” up your home. As new smart home devices hit the market, the best deals aren’t based just on cost, but on choosing products from trusted brands, with functions you’ll actually use in your...

WANT TO SUE EQUIFAX OVER THE HACK? CHATBOT CAN HELP YOU DO SO FOR UP TO $25,000

WANT TO SUE EQUIFAX OVER THE HACK? CHATBOT CAN HELP YOU DO SO FOR UP TO $25,000

If you want to take legal action against credit agency Equifax for the way it (mis)handled your data, leading to a major data breach, but you don’t know how to go about it, there’s a simple way to get started. A chatbot that walks you through many of the...

THINK INSIDE THE BOX WITH THESE TRICKED-OUT SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

THINK INSIDE THE BOX WITH THESE TRICKED-OUT SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

Do you have an inordinate amount of shipping containers? Are you trying figure out what to do with all them? In the unlikely event that the answer to this question is “Yes,” you’ll be pleased to learn that they’re far more practical than you may have imag...

IJsseloog: A Sludge Storage Tank in the Middle of a Lake

IJsseloog: A Sludge Storage Tank in the Middle of a Lake

IJsseloog, or the “Eye of IJssel”, is an enormous circular pit in the middle of Ketelmeer lake in the mouth of the river IJssel, in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands. The pit is one kilometer across and 45 meters deep and functions as a storage t...