Since ancient times, the use of river energy has been an important factor determining the development of civilization. In this long way of the development, the water engine, from the simplest water wheels used in the ancient world to supply water for irrigation, and water mills, transformed into modern hydraulic units for hydropower plants.
Since ancient times, the pyramids of Egypt excite the minds of people with their mystery, form and magical effect on people and objects. It is still unknown who built them. The principle of operation and the purpose of the pyramids is a mystery as well.
Taking care of the ecosystem, making a feasible contribution to improving the state of the environment is not just a fashionable trend. The understanding of responsibility for the fate of the planet that suffers greatly from human economic activities gradually enters people's minds.
London startup Skipping Rocks Lab has developed a package of the future, which can become an excellent replacement for plastic cups, bags, and bottles.
Approximately 780 million people live without access to fresh water, and a growing global population, coupled with climate change, threatens to grow. So technology can help.
by Eliza Donavan
I’m writing this after a conversation that some friends and I had about the tech that we had to live with, and especially microwave ovens. The story about that one is particularly important in understanding how things are decided for us, as opposed to our collective decision of what to use, and what to discard.
by Eliza Donavan
One of the precepts of physics is that all energy eventually turns into heat through entropy. Heat, other than the infrared heat that we are familiar with, is also molecular motion or vibration. We are all familiar with the term “global warming”, and we are also told it is due to burning fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. This is partially correct, but not the whole story.
Nature is truly a wondrous phenomenon. It is self-governing as it orchestrates a complex eco system which provides for all living beings that inhabit its domain. It has taught mankind ways to further their own development. As time progressed, the focus of man shifted from nature to technology, leaving behind a sustainable path to development for a destructive approach. There are a few individuals who recognized this flaw in our ways and tried to learn from nature itself to negate the harmful effects of technology. Their aim is to derive benefit from nature while causing minimal or no disturbance to the natural order. Viktor Schauberger, an Austrian man of many talents, was one such individual. To restrict him to a particular title would be a disservice to his work. You can call him an inventor, a scientist, a philosopher, an environmentalist and much more. The reality is that his work encompassed multiple fields and revolved around the simple fact of learning from nature and preserving it in its original form.
Historically, structures have long being considered as important symbols that signify deep meaning. A popular theory and belief is that some particular shapes have strong links to psychic energy. Amongst such shapes are the hexagon, sphere (dome) and the pentagon which may possess the capability to amplify the energy of the materials contained within them. Historical sites are often noted to be structured in such shapes. But the most iconic and famous of these shapes is the pyramid. Pyramid is known to possess miraculous abilities and reap great benefits for those that fall under its physical confines. We will explore the origins of this assumed psychic energy of pyramids. Starting with historical background, efforts will be made to understand the lore behind the pyramid. Moving ahead, we will fast forward and view the presence of pyramids in the present day. To round off our discussion, a couple of examples (namely the ability to preserve things and sharpen objects) of pyramid’s capabilities will be highlighted as well.
Magnetism is a naturally occurring phenomena that has been a source of benefit to us all. This originates from magnetic fields created by moving charged particles or the magnetic moments of elementary particles. Like gravity, the magnetism has an effect on everything present on Earth because Earth itself acts like a magnet and has both North and South poles like any other magnet. This has allowed the use of compass for navigation where the magnet of the compass interacts with the magnetic field of the Earth. In general, magnetism has been a key part of many scientific breakthroughs and industrial applications.