UAE unveils plans for new city on Mars, to be built in 2117

It’s a pretty pretty city, too.

Dubai to start building world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant

Dubai loves to take things to the superlative, and the city isn’t toying around this time either.

The price of solar keeps falling, Dubai received the lowest ever asking bid for energy

A few days ago, India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced that solar energy became cheaper to produce than coal-powered, costing roughly 6 US cents/kWh. Now, it’s become even cheaper: the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received the lowest ever asking price for solar energy, at US 2.99 cents/kWh.

Just two guys casually jetpacking over DUBAI

Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet look like out of the Jetsons in this epic video where they use jetpacks in a synchronized flight. Rossy is a pilot with more than 10,000 hours worth of flights and the lead designer behind the jetpack he and Reffet used in this powerful demo shot right above Dubai’s glorious skyline. The jetpack seems really sturdy and able to propel the pilots with agility and grace. To use them, however, the two had to jump off a helicopter. Despite this, the jetpacks can be used to gain altitude and sustain the flight from 6 to 13 minutes at speeds between 180 and 300 km/h, depending on how hard they go.

Dubai plans to build an entire city under a glass dome

The Simpsons Movie’s plot starts off with Homer adopting a messy piglet he names “Spider Pig”. ┬áThe pig, helped a great deal by Homer, made enough waste to fill a silo in just two days, so how does Homer decide to solve this problem? Naturally, being Homer (doh!), he throws away the silo into the lake, causing an environmental disaster

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower: the world’s soon to be tallest building [amazing photos]

UAE might harbor in its Dubai oasis the world’s current tallest building, its Burj tower, but neighboring Saudi Arabia isn’t keen on showing that it has a smaller ego and is planning on building the world’s tallest building in the world – the Kingdom Tower. They don’t intend on adding a few more feet to the top either – the