Hydrogels have shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their applications have been limited from their lack of toughness – until now.
MIT has combined a roll-to-roll approach -- a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils -- with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantitie
Microsoft's Bill Gates is backing a start-up that will provide 'live and unfiltered' high definition footage of every inch of Earth. The startup, EarthNow, plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth's atmosphere in 'Big Brother' rea
A NASA space telescope called the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been used to develop a brand new technology with near-term, practical applications: a galactic positioning system.
For the last 10 months, Houston police have been testing cutting-edge technology that could potentially get criminals off the streets faster.
Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production process for precisely tailored graphene filtration membranes, which could see action in desalination, biol
Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat.
Watch how Volocopter imagines the future of urban transport to look like. Have a look at the day to day operations transporting up to 10.000 passengers a day with a single point to point connection. Inside the system you can see how you alight, batte
No matter how regularly you exercise, artificial muscles have long since surpassed their natural counterparts.
Genetically modification of humans has been been approved for the first time in Europe.
The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is growing relentlessly as far as infrastructure and development are concerned. So far the decentralized cryptocurrency has gained a lot of support from various exchanges and wallet providers, while other developers are
Scientists have developed a surgical glue that can seal wounds in 60 seconds.
Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.
***Update: Our good friend Alex Guberman had an opportunity to travel to a home with one of the first Tesla Solar roof installations. He gets to check it out firsthand and interview the homeowners. We previously shared another of the first installati
Researchers have found differences in how Alzheimers disease originates and develops in mice and humans.
A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising.
Last year we detailed how Finland's Norsepower had rediscovered an engineering innovation from the 1920s called the rotorsail, which sees large cylinders installed atop big ships harness wind for propulsion.
The AirFish 8 (AF8) is an 8-10 seater WIG Craft with a 17m x 15m footprint. It is designed to be operated by 2 crew and carrying capacity for 6-8 passengers in standard civilian transport configuration. It is powered by a powerful yet compact V8 ca
The story of solder, the unsung hero of the digital revolution that benefits from a low melting point. It's what keeps the circuits attached to the silicon.
Researchers have come up with a way to generate truly random numbers using quantum mechanics.
Aimed at off-grid tiny home dwellers, campers and city folk looking to reduce their environmental impact, and their utility bills, the Drumi originally went up for pre-order back in 2015.
Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and his research group have created a omniphobic coating that is both clear and durable and repels all liquids.