The odd looking fruit is a major source of food in Micronesia, especially in the atolls. The tree’s leaves are often used as flavoring for sweet dishes, and are also said to have medicinal properties,the oil to cure headaches and the flowers to cure constipation.
Samsung demonstrated their new OLED Flexible Display technology in a CES keynote last week. The new plastic OLED screens can be bent backwards or forwards without ever losing HD image quality. Samsung is using this technology in their new Youm Smartphone and tablet line.
The world’s first vertical forest is rising in Milan. The Bosco Verticale, the project’s official title, will be completed later this year, marking a significant step in development of green architecture. The plan consists of two apartment towers festooned with a series of concrete decks, staggered and offset from each other to give the structures their Jenga-like appearance. Once completed, nearly 2.5 acres of “forest” will have been planted in these balconies, helping to absorb dust—a major problem in Milan—and C02, while shading and cooling the residents within.
Reebok has partnered with CrossFit, a developer of multifunctional fitness programs to set a new Guinness World Record by creating the biggest 3D painting in the world. To do it, street artists ‘3D Joe & Max’ have turned part of London’s Canary Wharf quayside into the longest and largest 3D artwork.
British artist Joe Hill’s made 106.5m long painting.
It all started with Lapland. When David ben Grunberg was an architecture student, he was given the assignment to design a pre-fab home that could work in wildly different temperature extremes. In places like northernmost Finland, the long summer days are hot, and the winters are brutally cold. Grunberg’s solution: an origami-inspired home that can fold itself into eight different forms.
In the winter, thick walls can face outward and insulate the home; in the summer, everything can be flipped inside-out so glazed walls let heat escape. The shape of the home can even change throughout the day. A user could position the house to watch the sun rise in the morning, and continue to rotate it so they stay in the sun all day long. The configuration can change to adapt to weather, too.
Audi e-bike is an extremely emotion-inspiring sports machine. The prototype cycle combines an electric drive and muscle power. Head of Design Wolfgang Egger comments: “As a high-performance e-bike for sports and trick cycling, it features the Audi core competences of design, ultra, e-tron and connect.”