Articles by Sukanya Mukherjee



Italian Architect Stefano Boeri To Build World's First Forest City In China-5

Italian architect Stefano Boeri to build world’s first forest city in China boasting 1 million plants

In the last few years, we have come across several futuristic city concepts that are based primarily on sustainability and self-sufficiency. The team at RAW-NYC Architects, for instance, is currently working to transform the micronation of Liberland into a verdant city-state that runs entirely on algae-derived energy. As part of a more recent project, Milan-based…


Harsh LED city lights associated with serious health problems, including vision loss and unnatural sleep patterns-1

Harsh LED city lights associated with serious health problems, including vision loss and unnatural sleep patterns

Ever since its invention back in 1962, LED light has been lauded for its cost-effective and energy-saving credentials. According to a report by the American Medical Association (AMA), however, light-emitting diodes might be exacerbating certain health problems that city dwellers commonly suffer from. The bright, bluish glow of these lights has been known to cause…






This Batmobile-esque Behemoth Is NASA's Latest Mars Rover Concept-1

This six-wheeled Batmobile-esque behemoth is NASA’s latest Mars rover concept

NASA’s latest concept rover is a sleek, six-wheeled behemoth that looks uncannily similar to the Batmobile. Recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the futuristic vehicle of four boasts a detachable laboratory that could branch out to look for alien life on Mars. Built to inspire inventive rover designs for the space agency’s…


008Skin-Like Triboelectric Nanogenerator Uses Friction To Produce Power-1

Innovative human skin-like triboelectric nanogenerator relies on friction to generate power

As part of a new project, scientists at China’s National Center for Nanoscience and Technology have developed an innovative triboelectric nanogenerator called STENG that is just as flexible as human skin. Like other triboelectric devices, the contraption produces electricity as a result of friction between two different materials. A paper describing its potential uses has recently…