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The ‘immortal’ Hydra: An animal that can seemingly live forever

Most of us would know about the Greek mythical beast Hydra, the serpentine water monster that could supposedly regenerate two heads in case one of its original ones were chopped off. However, the namesake real-life animal - the Hydra magnipapillata, or simply freshwater polyp, probably does one better than its mythical counterpart. That is because,…



History

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The mysterious case of the “3000-year old castle” beneath Lake Van

The romanticism associated with sunken cities and palaces hold true across numerous fables and folklore from around the world. Well, this time around, some researchers were greeted with the 'real stuff' in the form of an allegedly 3000-year old castle beneath Lake Van - the second largest lake in the Middle East, located just within…

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Architecture

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OPod: A tiny house solution composed of repurposed concrete tubes

We at HEXAPOLIS have covered our fair share of tiny house solutions, ranging from library-packed habitats to dwellings that move around via railway tracks. This time around, architect James Law has brought forth his spatial innovation in the form of the OPod, a cylindrical tiny house made of repurposed concrete tubes. Boating over 8 ft…

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Science and Tech

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Tech Catalysts: 3 Industries Exploding With Modern Innovations

When you think of the tech industry, your first thought might be of new inventions that have come out of big players like Google and their watch or perhaps innovations having to do with something more obscure. The truth of the matter is that technology isn't just one conglomerate of ideas put to use on…

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Geek-o-polis

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Tech Innovation Education: How the Internet Has Changed the Way We Learn

The millennial generation is the biggest benefactor of the internet explosion. It is safe to conclude that the late stage of the millennials is entirely dependent on the web. The average millennial is equipped with at least one internet-enabled device. The Internet of Things concept, which connects several devices to communicate, makes a huge percentage…

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