A short flight and a big future
What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb?
When you think of your standard motorcycle, you likely imagine a mass of gas-fueled muscle awash in chrome and leather. Conjure up an electric bike however, and you're probably thinking of something more akin to a child's plaything.
Motor power can make already crazy, awesome adrenaline sports even crazier and … awesomer.
Panasonic is reporting a 25.6 percent conversion efficiency for its HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar cells. This is an improvement of almost 1 percent over the 24.7 percent conversion efficiency Panasonic achieved in February 2013
Diginova, a consortium of European companies and universities, has proposed a roadmap for how the manufacturing industry could fully benefit from the digital era over the next two decades.
The Oculus Rift has done wonders in revitalizing interest for virtual reality. But two things hold the Rift back from totally suspending disbelief: its display and the wire(s) snaking out of it.
One of the most exciting pieces of innovation in the past several years is Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane that has flown across the United States. Then, it made a 26-hour non-stop flight over Switzerland, closing the loop on potentially co
Imagine a world where drones never have to touch the ground after takeoff. That’s what MIT PhD. candidate Joseph Moore did, and now he’s on the cusp of creating a drone that can “perch” on power lines just like birds to recharge its batteries.
Rear-facing cameras have replaced craning your neck while reversing. Screens are about to replace windows on private jets. Now, Land Rover is using streaming video to virtually remove an SUV’s hood.
Some beer tastes good regardless of what you drink it out of. But that doesn’t mean it can’t taste better. Spiegelau’s latest brew-specific vessel is precision-engineered for maximum enjoyment when you’re drinking a stout, thanks to a combination of
The key to the mechanical digger was figuring out the perfect speed at which it would and shut its shells to create a pocket of wet sand to move through easily.
Newcastle University has recently begun a field trial to see whether Google Glass will be able to assist people with Parkinson's. In this case Newcastle University was gifted five pairs of Glass which researchers are using to see whether they can be
Drivers, start your electric engines.
Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.
As a boy growing up in India, Manu Prakash once undertook a DIY pyrotechnics experiment that didn’t quite go as planned. He managed to start a fire and burn his hand. “I had an extreme chemistry experience,” said Prakash, who’s now a bioengineer at S
When GoldieBlox tried to launch its line of engineering and building toys for girls, VP of Sales and Marketing Lindsey Shepard says she heard one thing over and over from the rest of the toy industry: “Girls don’t want them.”
Cameras are everywhere, and now they're going to be in the soccer ball that will be used in the World Cup in Brazil. Created by Adidas, the Brazucam is arguably the most high-tech soccer ball ever conceived. The custom soccer ball is equipped with si
Ever since the modular smartphone first showed up, people have been clamoring for its release. Since it was first conceived as Phonebloks and then built by Motorola, the world's first modular smartphone has gone through a few iterations. With a revea
This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster
The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" – it's an adage that fits in perfectly with the story of Israeli mom Debby Elnatan.
The German company Festo has been on our radar lately. It recently invented an entirely new way to capture wind energy by mimicking the movements of bird wings.
Rejoice! The boffins in charge of USB standards appear to have settled on a design for the much-anticipated USB 3.1 Type C connector.
AutoSock is the quick and easy solution for driving on icy and snowy roads in winter.
The advent of the autonomous car will be a monumental sea change for everyone whose ever gripped a steering wheel. In fact, not needing to drive while in your vehicle has car designers in a bit of a tizzy.
It's no secret that LED bulbs are far more efficient than traditional incandescent lights. One drawback, though, is a different look than the bulbs that people are accustomed to.
Self-optimising, highly efficient and inspired by bird flight: with the DualWingGenerator, Festo has developed an extraordinary technology platform that uses two pairs of opposing wings to generate power.
Festo, the company that studied the way birds fly through its 2011 SmartBird (pictured above), has created DualWingGenerator. It challenges the assumption that the windmill is the end-all, be-all of wind tech by replacing rotor blades with wings.
Remember those LED light bulbs you bought last year that were supposed to last until the next ice age? Well, LG want's you to forget about that, so you can get excited about its new OLED lamps. This week LG is showing off its sleek desk lamp at the L