As the coronavirus outbreak unfolds throughout the world, people are staying in and looking to their phones for medical diagnoses.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Future of Food
Take a look at these companies shaping the way we eat with sustainable solutions and innovative technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.