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A group of 13 designers has come together to present a diverse selection of projects all themed around water during this year's London Design Festival. Read more
Even in the cutting edge world of skyscraper design, the Burj Khalifa stands apart. Officially opening in 2010, it remains the world's tallest building by a long way, and represents an amazing engineering achievement. To get the inside story on its design and construction, along with the unique challenges the project posed, we spoke with the Burj Khalifa's structural engineer, William F. Bake
dubbed the dasher, the 28-foot yacht combines electric power, with lightweight composite structural components, and 3D printing.The post hickley yachts presents the world’s first all-electric yacht appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Back in June, the world's largest plane emerged from its hangar for the first time. Reactions varied from those skeptical about the design ("what an odd bird!"), to straight-up excitement over the innovative plane ("a stunning-looking aircraft!"). Now the team has crossed another milestone by completing the first round of engine testing, continuing the groundwork needed to get the beast into
Digging up materials and hauling them around mining sites is inherently dirty work, but it is set to get a little cleaner on the back of a heavy duty electric vehicle currently under development. Some time in the next few months, the Komatsu HD 605-7 will start carting materials down from a Swiss mountain powered by a mammoth 4.5-ton battery pack, making it the largest electric vehicle in the
What is set to be the world's largest single-site solar park is getting a little larger, with the government of Dubai approving a 700-MW extension to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The new addition will give the facility a capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, with a 260-m (853-ft) solar tower to take center stage...Continue Reading Dubai green lights world's tallest solar tower for w
Photo © Sasha Dudkina, EyeEm 2017 Photographer of the YearA month and a half after revealing the finalists of the 2017 EyeEm Awards, the photo sharing community and licensing marketplace has finally revealed the winners.The 2017 EyeEm Awards have a few distinguishing factors. First, if you go by number of submissions, they are the world's largest photo competition—over 590,000 photos were submitt
Nissin has released a new light stand that it claims is the lightest in the world. The Super Light Stand LS-50C uses carbon fibre for its central column to keep its total weight down to just 575g/1.2lb. But even at that featherweight, it can still hold 1.5kg/3.3lb and extends to a maximum height of 200cm/79in.Packed away, it stores at a minimum length of 48.5cm/19in.As these stands are generally
the design of the bike is informed by the trapezoidal shape of each stave.The post glenmorangie and renovo present the world’s first bicycle made from whiskey casks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A successful test has seen Rolls-Royce claim the world record for the world's most powerful aerospace gearbox with its Power Gearbox. The unit is capable of handling the power from around 400 regular family cars running at full throttle and will form a key part of Rolls-Royce's next-generation UltraFan engine, allowing it to operate efficiently through the full range of thrusts. ..Continue Re is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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