Building home expansions underground are growing in popularity. Are iceberg houses the future?

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS They may not be capable of sinking ocean liners, but they certainly have had a titanic effect on the housing market. “iceberg houses” have received a chilly reception from neighbours as this new architectural trend continues…

This Japanese airline is planning on using old clothing to fuel their planes

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP While animal activists and environmentalists alike are still reeling from the news that Japan closed its last fur farm, Japan is working on another project that is sure to have the same positive reaction from environmentalists and…

Robot bees could successfully pollinate crops and save our food supply

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  It’s a simple truth that humans need honeybees for survival. Without them, plants go un-pollinated and eventually over a third of our food sources will deplete and we’ll starve. It might sound grim, but it’s time to…

If you’ve always wanted to join the mile high club, there’s an app for that

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Love is in the air. You no longer have to be travelling with a partner to join the mile high club thanks to the new app, AirDates. The app, which is basically the Tinder for the sky, will…

This artificial intelligence knows if you will be a criminal just from analyzing your facial features

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Imagine a criminal system that wasn’t based upon the assumption of innocent until proven guilty, but rather innocent until a computer algorithm analyzes your face and identifies you as a law-breaker. No, this isn’t the next feature…

Students recreate Martin Shkreli’s $750 life-saving drug for $2, proving he’s the ultimate douche bag

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP A real-life Breaking Bad moment went down in Sydney Grammar high school. But, rather than ruining some lives by cooking up meth in a beaten down RV, the students were on humanity’s side as they recreated a…

This innovative design creates stunning mangrove forests while also protecting our beaches

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY Although winter is currently on the way, most of us are still reminiscing and pining for those warm summer days. The summer is jam packed with recreational outdoor activities but let’s be honest, nothing really compares to…

Seaweed-eating cattle may be our best weapon to fight climate change

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP The biggest nuisance on the beach, seaweed, may be our next environmental saviour. New research in Australia discovered that if we were to add dried seaweed to two per cent of sheep and cattle feed, we could…

New supersonic plane will fly you from the US to Europe in 3 hours

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  I have yet to meet someone who actually loves flying. Waiting at the airport, squishing down those tiny aisles to find your seat, which usually ends up being in between the woman with the screaming baby and…

Tesla is powering a 600-person island with 100% renewable energy

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Ta’u, an island in American Samoa, has been using diesel generators for power. One of these generators burns 300 gallons of fuel per day; one of these generators burns 109,500 gallons of fuel per year. Earlier this…

Forget the whistle and mace, these are the best personal safety apps for women

BY: EMMA BAILEY If you own a mobile device, you’re never truly alone. The combination of video, GPS, and wireless communication capabilities make the average smartphone a personal security device that’s accessible to practically everyone. For women especially, walking home…

This revolutionary travel app will help you explore the world like a local

BY: CAROLINE KAMM We’ve all had almost perfect vacations and then we’ve had those trips that could have used some improvement. Sometimes things are simply out of your control, maybe it rained your whole beach vacation or your had your…

An eye-opening trip on mushrooms could help you quit smoking

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY The realization and medical research on the adverse effects of smoking in the 1960s gave birth to a new type of health industry. The media created a dramatic shift in cultural attitude when people were no longer…

The death of the tweet and why I don’t believe Twitter was ever the platform

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  I hate Twitter. Yes, I know I’ve spoken against the gospel of social media, but it’s my opinion and I own it. I respect the revelation it’s ignited, paving the ability to instantaneously share breaking news and…

The End of Privacy and the Dawn of the Surveillance State

BY: LIZ PEKLER The September 11 attacks have forever altered American society and the government’s attitude on security and surveillance. Our nation became embroiled in the War on Terror; the USA Patriot Act was signed into law, and our nation’s security and…

A wave of driverless cars could hit the streets by 2018

BY: ROBERT AMOROSO “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere.” – Albert Einstein. Imagine, dream a little dream. It’s almost feels like you are in an episode of the Twilight Zone. A voice comes…

Is the rise of citizen reporting responsible for the death of journalism?

BY: AISHA ILYAD Explorations in today’s modern world, both in terms of quality and quantity is different – and preferable – than any other era in history. One example is the formation of the virtual world in parallel with the…

This company has become the ‘Netflix of dreams’ by creating a headband that lets you control them (video)

BY: JESSICA BEUKER Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to fly? Maybe you secretly want to tell off your boss in a heated moment of catharsis, or finally make out with your celebrity crush? For many,…

These famous figures accurately predicted future technology

By: Jocelyn Schwalm They say hindsight is 20/20, but what about foresight? Knowing what is to be invented before its time requires a clear view into possibilities and an instinct for success. In 1888, the concept of the future debit…

This new bookshop is providing customers with a digital detox by going technology-free

  By: Adrian Smith Because so much of our lives exists online these days, it’s hard to find quiet time away from the web. For many, there are days when most communication takes place online. This has prompted Liberia, a…