Netherlands


Architects Build Modular House By Stacking Structures Like Tetris Blocks-1

Architects to build modular house by stacking structures like Tetris blocks

We've all heard of modular kitchens, furniture and even pop-up tents that can be zipped up into larger spaces. As  part of their latest project, the team at Netherlands-based Universe Architecture has brought the convenience of modular designs to the time-consuming process of home construction. The Tretris House, as its name suggests, is an incredibly…


Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Future Bus Covers Its First 20 KM-2

The innovative self-driving Future Bus by Mercedes-Benz covers its first 20 km

Remember Olli, IBM's self-driving minibus that can be 3D-printed in special "micro factories" within a couple of hours? Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled a bigger and more impressive version of the Olli, in the form of the incredibly innovative Future Bus. Envisioned as the future of public transport, the semi-autonomous vehicle boasts a range of attractive features,…



A-Gear A Flexible Exoskeleton For Patients With Muscle Degeneration-2

A-Gear: A flexible exoskeleton that helps patients with muscle degeneration retain the use of their arms

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a serious neuromuscular disease, affecting approximately 1 in 3,600 boys, which often results in severe muscle degeneration and in some cases, premature death. Caused by mutation of a specific X-linked gene, the disorder is usually associated with progressive muscle weakness and even loss of muscle mass, gradually leading to a…


Netherlands Is Home To World's Largest Smog-Trapping Vacuum Cleaner-2

World’s largest smog-trapping vacuum cleaner could help reduce air pollution in cities

Today, clean air is increasingly becoming a privilege that city dwellers are being deprived of. Smog, one of the most common air pollutants, is primarily the result of industrial emission and vehicular exhaust from internal combustion engines. To rid the air of this harmful gaseous concoction, designer Daan Roosegaarde has installed the world’s first and largest…


Biesbosch Museum Refurbished Into A Modern Hobbit House -1

Grass and glass: The refurbished Biesbosch Museum showcases its verdant side

Back in 1421, the Biesbosch Museum arose like a phoenix after the St. Elisabeth Flood swept through the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands. And now, the old museum is currently going through yet another remarkable transformation - courtesy of Studio Marco Vermeulen. The aim of the 8-month old project is to morph the antediluvian museum into…





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