The world’s smallest helicopter – it literally looks like a set of propellers you attach to your head, or like a beanie that actually flies – is heading to Italy, to take flight from the place where da Vinci originally conceived of a vertical flight machine.
And, in other da Vinci news – builders in Abu Dhabi are working on the da Vinci Tower, a 68-story building with independently rotating floors. The shape of the building itself will be in constant flux. Check out the video here.
Despite the fact that it is so incredibly empty – space (hence the name) is also an unpredictable place – and it just got even more so. Scientists have discovered that the solar system bouncesperiodically – and those periods just happen to line up with major extinction events in the Earth’s history.
Neanderthals and humans co-existed – so why are we here now, and they aren’t? One theory asserts that Neanderthals and humans are offshoots of the same species, and thus could have produced children – meaning that the two blended into one. A new study from Argentina says nope – we probably killed them off.
Despite the fact that it sits on top of 10% of the world’s oil reserves, Abu Dhabi has built the first carbon-neutral city. It seems they’ve realized that no matter how much oil you have – someday, it’s gonna run out.