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Rochus Jacob was awarded the first prize for his Murakami Chair which incorporates technology into the skids of the chair to run an OLED light—thereby powering an attached reading lamp with energy generated from its own rocking motion.
In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.
Gibraltar Airport is famous for two things: transporting British tourists to and from the Iberian Peninsula and its proximity to the city it serves. While incredibly convenient, this close proximity--less than 1/3 of a mile--creates some major problems.
Earlier this week, scientists in Scotland came to the realization that a discovery from 1990 was actually quite significant: a 500 year old undisturbed drain was a goldmine for archaeologists from Glasgow University.