Articles by Alok Banerjee




New supertetrahedral aluminum is potentially four-times lighter than its regular counterpart

The third most abundant element in our earth, while also being the most abundant metal in the crust, aluminum has its fair share of property-based advantages, ranging from durability, malleability to corrosion resistance and conductivity (along with superconductivity). And now, one can potentially add intrinsic lightness to the list of 'assets', beyond the foil form…




Nanogenerator could potentially harvest electricity from the blood flow inside our veins

Throughout the history of mankind, people have used the potential and kinetic energy of flowing water to 'fuel' mechanical contrivances, ranging from the rudimentary watermill to massive turbines. One of the primary reasons for such a technological pattern spanning over millennia relates to the intrinsic advantage of flowing water that is independent of other parameters…


Algae Dome takes in sunlight to produce both superfood and oxygen

There is more to this art installation beyond its alluring geometrical arrangement. Designed by the resourceful folks over at SPACE10, a Copenhagen-based future-living lab, the 13-ft tall Algae Dome has been envisaged as a food-producing mechanism that can also supply oxygen within a closed loop system. (more…)


Gecko Camper bridges the gap between a camping solution and mobile habitation

There is more to this delivery truck than that meets the eye. The Gecko Camper hauls with itself a full fledged two-story living solution. The impressive habitable scope entails a range of features, including roof-top tents, pop-up campers and truck canopies. In essence, the design is not only tailored to your camping trips but also…