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Top 5 Inventions Out of China

Top 5 Inventions Out of China

2014 is the year of the horse! With zodiac characteristics including ingenious communication and cleverness, this year is sure to (no doubt, most probably, maybe) sprout the geniuses’ of the future. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Geekybit is going to look at the best inventions out China.  Apparently, 怪胎 means ‘geek’ in Chinese. Better … Continue reading

Save the world with an eco-friendly Yurt!

Save the world with an eco-friendly Yurt!

Some people camp in tents. Will Taylor and Dave Winterbourne camp in their homemade yurt – a portable shelter traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. It is a step up from your usually festival accommodation and as Will says: “It’s a nice space to be in.” Visiting their ‘Yurtle’, as they … Continue reading

DIY Biology: Genetic testing in your kitchen

DIY Biology: Genetic testing in your kitchen

Creating your own laboratory sounds like the sort of thing a mad scientist would do to make Frankenstein’s Monster. But community labs, made in people’s kitchens, garages, sheds, are the homes for Do-It-Yourself Biology. Daniel Grushkin and Dr. Oliver Medvedik, co-founders of Genspace, the world’s first community lab for biotechnology based in New York City, … Continue reading

Do we really need more women in science?

Do we really need more women in science?

Why can’t a girl fucking love science? It was recently revealed on the Facebook group “I Fucking Love Science” and the censored-version “Science is Awesome” that the administrator was, in fact, a lady.  What the administrator, Elise Andrew, didn’t expect was the onslaught of sexist comments that followed. She tweeted: “Every comment on that thread … Continue reading

Preview: Maker Faire 2013 @ Centre for Life

Preview: Maker Faire 2013 @ Centre for Life

27 – 28 April Hundreds of inventions will fill the Centre for Life, Newcastle for the hugely popular Maker Faire. With past highlights being a fire-breathing dragon and a Rubik’s Cube solving robot, Maker Faire hopes to be an exciting event for tech geeks. Engineers, artists, DIYers, crafters, technologists and inventors will bring their projects … Continue reading