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Tentsile Flite: The lightweight ‘treehouse’ that can be carried in your backpack

Previously, we have harped about the Tentsile Vista, an incredible above-the-ground tent with 'multi-storeyed' credentials. This time around, the resourceful designers are back with another outdoor conception in the form of Tentsile Flite. Bridging the gap between a hammock and a conventional tent, the Flite is envisioned as a lightweight counterpart to earlier Tentsile products.…


Scientists to create lightweight, flexible armor using 3D-printed variants of animal scales

Science has forever tried to emulate nature. From lamps that rely on bio-luminescence to generate light, all the way, to man-made photosynthetic leaves, researchers, across the world, are incessantly looking for ways to reproduce the complex, and often life-sustaining, mechanisms typical of the natural world. One such project is currently underway at the Boston-based Northeastern University. Inspired…