IDEATION

Inspirations

Capsule Train

The JIYUK?KAN high speed rail system borrows an idea from Japanese capsule hotels and designs a better way to travel by train. Like the capsule hotels,...

The Bionic Dog

There are now braces, prosthetics and implants for dogs and other animals. In particular, a Brazilian dog has received four prosthetic legs. This video...

The Secret of Trees

A 13-year-old budding scientist was out for a walk in the woods and noticed that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight. Then he wondered...

Moving Windmills

A 14 year old boy in rural Malawi took a book out of the library that had a photo of a windmill. Using only the photo, he figured out how to build one...

Chris Hadfield – how water behaves in space

Chris Hadfield was recently asked by high school students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner to demonstrate what happens when you wring out a waterlogged...

Solar Impulse

This plane is powered by 12,000 solar cells and nothing else – it carries no fuel of any kind on board. As wide as jumbo jet and as light as a car,...

Solar Island

These islands are actually giant thermal-solar panels. Located offshore, they avoid the environmental challenges in the sunbelt areas where they will...

Harvesting Energy from Rain

A Canadian Eighth grader has invented the ‘Weather Harvester’, a means of converting the kinetic and potential energy from rain, wind, snow and...

Solar Roadways

A couple in Idaho, USA have created a prototype for a solar panel road surface. They hope it will one day replace paved roads, parking lots and sidewalks,...

Water from a Billboard

A billboard in Lima, Peru is literally producing potable water out of thin air! With less than 2.5cm of rain annually, Lima is located in a coastal...