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HEXAPOLIS is a comprehensive online digest covering a wide range of topics in History, Architecture, Design, Technology, The Amazing Realm and Geek-o-polis.
HEXAPOLIS is a comprehensive online digest covering a wide range of topics in History, Architecture, Design, Technology, The Amazing Realm and Geek-o-polis.

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Fact One: The name "Nike" is derived from Greek mythology, where Nike was the goddess of victory.

Read further to learn more about the sports footwear behemoth and its astounding evolution over the years.
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Number Three: Test Drive Unlimited (618 sq miles or 1,600 sq km)

The ninth main installment from the long running Test Drive series, Test Drive Unlimited does give some weight to the ‘unlimited’ suffix in its name. That is because this open-world arcade-style racing game from 2006 features over 125 licensed sports cars and motorbikes – all of which can raced with, on an expansive map that is half the size of Rhode Island. Interestingly, the terrain of this open-world setting is modeled after the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu, and this intricate virtual rendering (created with the help of real-time satellite images) supposedly features over 1,000 roads and highways – grandiosely connecting rain forests, mountains and the paradisiacal sandy beaches of Honolulu. As expected, the reception to the game was positive, with its current 82 Metascore and enviable average user-score of 8.
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A team of scientists, at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, has created an entirely new type of glass that is nearly as tough as steel. According to the researchers, the breakthrough could herald a whole new generation of incredibly sturdy windows and tableware. What is more, it could be used to produce super-durable displays for a range of electronics, including smartphones, tablets and computers.

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In a conventional circumstance, an old warehouse shipping container can’t be pushed forth as the ideal candidate for efficient farming. But Local Roots challenges this notion with aplomb, via their hydroponic farming solutions christened as the TerraFarm. The incredible design in question here pertains to 40-ft long shipping containers that only require five to twenty gallons of water for growing a variety of food items, ranging from lettuce...

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Ranging from the iconic Space Invaders, retro Pacman to the insightful Half-life and expansive GTA V, the incredible video compiled by YouTuber Data Radar covers a wide spectrum of critically lauded games over a period of 55 years. And of course, as can be the genuine case, there are instances where one would feel that their favorite games have been left out of this graphical evolution loop. But one should also try to comprehend the sheer scope of the video gaming...
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An international team of researchers led by scientists at the Australian National University (ANU), have had the honor to exhibit for the first time the “ultra-fast transmission of information” via nano-antenna that had been integrated on to an optical waveguide. Suffice it to say, the technology, currently in its nascent stage, does have the potential to ramp up telecommunication applications...
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Back in 2015, we talked about how a group of six volunteers embarked on a practice mission for Mars, which required them to reside inside a dome-like habitat on the slopes of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. Well this time around, shifting our focus from the humans to the habitat technology itself, Lockheed Martin is all…
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Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University have unearthed 3,000-year-old fabric samples that point to the earliest instance of chemical dyeing in history. Discovered at the Timna Valley of Israel’s Arava desert, the cloth fragments likely belong to the period between 13th and 10th centuries BC. The findings of the research, recently published in the PLOS ONE journal, provide valuable insights into the region’s long history of textile trade...
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Stepping out of the sci-fi realm, lasers today boast a variety of real-world applications in fields as diverse as medicine, military, space exploration and even nanotechnology. To ensure better performance as well as precision, scientists around the world are continually looking for ways to enhance the power and sharpness of lasers. As part of a new project...
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