Design




Stare into the void: Vantablack, world’s blackest material, makes 3D objects look two-dimensional and featureless

Vantablack, the world’s darkest material, has been making the news ever since its invention back in 2014. The brainchild of British company Surrey Nanosystems, the substance is so incredibly black that it can absorb nearly 99.96-percent of all ultraviolet, infrared and visible light. In case you don’t believe there are different degrees of blackness, the…


Watch: Scorpion-3, world’s first manned hoverbike is ready to take flight

Meet the Scorpion-3 (S-3), the badass hoverbike that could be your next mode of transportation. Designed by the team at Hoversurf, the prototype single-seat aircraft was unveiled in a recent video posted on the company’s website. A cross between a conventional motorbike and a giant quadcopter, this innovative piece of machinery can effortlessly lift into…





NASA researchers unveil innovative ice-covered Mars habitat concept

Here at HEXAPOLIS, we have talked quite a bit about the different Mars habitat concepts that designers and scientists have come up over the years. There was the innovative Ouroboros dwelling, conceived by MIT students as part of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, which is built using the Red Planet's silica reserves. The Sfero House is…