Innovation
Paging Doctor...Smartphone?

As the coronavirus outbreak unfolds throughout the world, people are staying in and looking to their phones for medical diagnoses.  

Tech | Engineering

The Role of 3D Printing In the Coronavirus Crisis

Two Italian engineers—founders of a company that makes items such as earthquake sensors and silicone bandages—take their country's ventilator valve shortage into their own hands. 

Tech | Engineering
Living in a Digital (Post-Coronavirus) World
Tech | Science
Step Aside, Sniffer Dogs
Tech | Sustainability
These Tech Innovations Help Reduce Carbon Impact

Inside the World's First Regenerative Highway

Since ancient times, humans have been altering the environment to create throughways for the transport of food and goods, not to mention travel and military defense. But over the course of thousands of years, little has changed regarding the way roads are built. It’s still a necessity to clear trees and disrupt layers of earth to make way for smoother, more durable foundations, but at what cost?  

Tech | Materials
Cotton with The Strength of Steel
Tech | Robotics
Spider-Man Sans The Suit
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Tech | Science
Bacteria That Builds Bricks Is Here

A team of researchers is using photosynthetic microbes to create a living concrete, which can reproduce while absorbing carbon dioxide. Did we mention it changes color, too? The new construction material morphs from shades of green into more muted tones as it dries. 

Tech | Science

Eyes In The Back Of Your Head

Want to change the channel with a simple glance toward the corner of the TV screen? The startup NextMind is pioneering a noninvasive neural interface, which sits at the back of the skull, that claims to help you do just that and more. 

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Tech | Artificial Intelligence
Are You Real? The Advent of AI Beings
Tech | Engineering
It's Electric: Meet the World's Fastest Airplane
Tech | Engineering
May The Force Be With You
Tech | Software

A Look At Future Farms

When it comes to technology, farming developments aren't always top of mind. But the 5G cellular software is transforming agriculture in more ways than one.

Tech | Science
Could Your DNA Help You Date?
Tech | Sustainability
Meet The Search Engine Tackling Climate Change
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Tech | Science
Chip Ahoy!
Chipping parties could bring implants to a limb near you and some companies (and people) are all about it. Welcome to our future.
Tech | Science

Holograms Come of Age

Researchers from the University of Sussex have found a way to create holograms that you can not only see but also hear and even feel using ultrasound waves.

Tech | Products
A House Blanket Could be the Solution to Wildfires
Tech | Robotics
Walk This Way
Tech | Engineering
It's a bird, it's a plane... no it's a Volocopter
Tech | Science

The Future of Food

Take a look at these companies shaping the way we eat with sustainable solutions and innovative technologies. 

Tech | Science
Can Flame-Retardant Gel Protect Forests From Wildfires?
Tech | Engineering
A new Biotechnology Solution Could be the end of Plastic
Tech | Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence-Driven Apps Deliver Relationship Advice
Tech | Science
Inside the Controversial Plan to Cool the Planet

Could spraying chemicals into the sky reverse some impacts of global warming? Scientists are considering the possible benefits and risks of solar geoengineering, a controversial concept that could possibly cut global temperature increases in half.  

Tech | Robotics

Watch MIT's Unsettling Brain-Burrowing Robot Designed to Help Stroke Victims in Action

Robotics engineers at MIT have built a threadlike robot worm that can be magnetically steered to deftly navigate the extremely narrow and winding arterial pathways of the human brain. One day it could be used to quickly clear blockages and clots that contribute to strokes and aneurysms, while at the same time making the current state of robotic evolution even more unsettling.

Tech | Augmented Reality
Augmented Audio Experiences are the Future of Headphones
Tech | Engineering
"Ice" to Meet You: The Mini-Submarines that Could Re-Freeze the Arctic
Tech | Food
The Future Points to BYOB Vending Machines
Tech | Science

Facebook Wants to Read your Mind

Although it may seem like it, Facebook can’t yet read your thoughts, but the company’s Research Lab is making progress into getting inside your brain using infrared. In collaboration with the University of California in San Francisco, Facebook has run recent experiments analyzing brain activity in real-time.

Tech | Transportation
The Electric Scooter Wars Are Fully Charged
Tech | Science
CRISPR Therapy Tackles Some of Humanity's Worse Genetic Ailments
Tech | Sustainability
Rural America Is Experiencing A Solar Revolution
Tech | Augmented Reality
Burger King Will Give You A Free Whopper In Exchange For Virtual Arson

Who says crime doesn't pay deliciously? In Brazil, Burger King will give you a coupon for a free whopper if you use their app to burn rival fast-food chains' advertisements in augmented reality. The campaign is tied to the launch of Burger King's mobile payment technology.  

Tech | Transportation

Oslo Commits To Green Living With Wireless Taxi Charging

Norway already has the world beat when it comes to electric car ownership, but the Scandinavian country aims to go one step further by equipping the streets of Oslo with wireless electric charging infrastructure for taxis. The taxis will be charged through induction technology integrated into the street. This will help the city meet its zero-emission taxis by 2023 goal. 

Tech | Software
New Algorithm Turns Doodles Into Hyper-Real Imagery In Seconds
Tech | 3-D Printing
New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Create Bespoke Objects In Just 2 Minutes
Tech | Sustainability
New Solar Blind Harvests More Power Than Window Coatings
Tech | Engineering

Those Voices in Your Head Are Real and They're Coming from a Laser

We humans have come along way since the invention of the first telephone 170 years ago. We've got cell service and bluetooth, which allow us to receive audio signals from a distance and without a physical connection between the source and the receiver. Now, MIT scientists have obliterated the need for an intermediary like a smartphone or headphones all together with the invention of Whisper, a new kind of tech that delivers sound directly into the ear... with a laser. 

Tech | Transportation
No Longer Blinded By The Headlights
Tech | Healthcare
AI Opens New Doors to Understanding Mental Health
Tech | Food
The Robotic Future of Farming