The latest innovation videos compiled for you.
People with damaged vocal cords may one day regain their voices with the help of artificial polymer vocal cords; a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious achievement.
The PDCE lightning rod from Lightning Suppression Systems acts in reverse, repelling lightning strikes by preventing the ground charge from rising up to meet the lightning and protecting the surrounding area from strikes.
The prototype ZeroN uses finely tuned electromagnetism and computer software to stablize a small metal ball floating freely in space, creating an extremely tactile user interface as well as a tool with a wide range of applications.
The Touche project from Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research is able to sense a broad range of electrical signals in much more detail (such as which finger was used in the tap) and is easily implemented into a range of products.
Follow along with Google's self-driving car and Steve, who is legally blind, as they navigate neighborhood streets, ordering tacos and picking up laundry.
The ExoHand robotic manipulator glove is 3D printed from a scan of the user's hand, giving it a personalized fit for an extremely high level of dexterity and control.
Body architect Lucy McRae discusses how her interest in merging biology and technology led her to develop, among other things, the electronic tattoo and a pill that lets you sweat perfume.
Designed by five students from Rice University, the Babalung device monitors the breathing of apnea-prone premature babies, automatically stimulating the infant through vibration if senses the baby has stopped breathing.
The MorpHex morphing robot can transform to a variety of shapes, including forming a sphere and rolling itself across the floor.
The 10.8 volt portable, wearable supercapacitor from Optixtal can be charged by a car's cigarette lighter and could be used to replace road safety flares and complement safety vests.
A new concept video from Google explores the capabilities of the augmented reality glasses being developed through Project Glass.
With plastic bottles and water, Solar Demi and the Liter of Light Project brings light to the interior of third world homes.
Koen Olthius, floating architecture expert and founder of Waterstudio, shares his ideas about floating cities and how they can adjust to the risks of climate change while also decreasing the density of urban environments.
Small agile quadrotor robots are able to swarm, sensing each other and working together to form temporary teams for construction or surveying.
Corning's extended "A Day Made of Glass 2" explores the future world of engineered glass combined with new technologies, with applications ranging from home to school to the office.
A new copier system being developed by Toshiba Tec is able to print with a special removeable toner that loses its color when heated, allowing to be erased from any regular copy paper simply by passing the paper through the erasing device.
Peter Diamandis, who heads the X Prize Foundation, talks about the importance of optimism and how the rapid increases in technology, population, and innovation point to a world of abundance and potential.
Quantum trapping uses super conductors to lock an object into a magnetic field, allowing the object to move freely while still being maintained at a consistent level of suspension.
The ALSi simulator from iSimulate uses a pair of iPads, one to design the scenario and one to function as the cardiac monitor, to create fast paced cardiac situations and allow for a more varied and thorough training of medical students.
Developed by a team from Universitat Darmstadt, Germany, the LightBeam uses a pico projector and a Kinect enhanced camera to not only create displays from common objects, but also to use the objects as a remote control.
A team at Harvard University has automated the manufacturing process of the origami inspired Mobee Robots, which are created from a flat sheet of material folded in a single movement.
A new technique of fighting cancer with low-intensity electric fields, called Tumor Treating Fields, could lead to a method of eventually curing solid tumors and more complicated cancers.
The new Opto-Digital Microscope DSX Series from Olympus is the first to feature a fully integrated touchscreen from which all functions, from focusing to producing a report, are controlled.
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to use quantum dot technology to open up the span of available wavelength, which could allow optical fibers to use more light and boost speed and capacity by up to 10 times the current possibilities.
The Scale-Bot can move forward on a variety of surfaces by changing the angle of its scales, which makes it ideal for traversing hazardous and changing terrain.
A daring new prosthetic method can treat certain types of blindness by tapping into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera directly to the brain.
Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation, Henry Chesbrough, shares his ideas about working within a culture of open innovation and the importance of engaging customers in the process.
The NAO programmable robot from Aldebaran Robotics is able to track and emulate human movements in real time, using only a conventional 2D camera such as a laptop web cam.
A new technique of combining MRI and focused ultrasound could allow doctors to treat a variety brain lesions and tumors without the need for invasive surgery.
A new self-healing circuit uses a tiny capsule of liquid metal to automatically repair circuits at the point of failure, potentially reducing the weight and costs of electronics while also improving battery performance.
The DIY USB Biofeedback Game Controller from Advancer Technologies uses EMG muscle sensors to allow users to control game actions by flexing biceps.
The Flyboard water-propelled rocket boots from Zapata Racing are powered by a conventional jet ski engine, and the boots allow for more freedom of motion and trickster opportunities.
The BodyTom full body CT scanner from NeuroLogica can be wheeled to different areas of the hospital as needed and can be used for an array of scans.
The removable and non-invasive AcceleDent system from OrthoAccel Technologies uses vibration to help increase the efficiency of orthodontic braces.
Concrete Canvas shelters are a 'building in a bag'; able to be deployed by as few as two people in less than an hour and needing only water and air to form into a sturdy, concrete structure.
Available as an open-source kit, the Eyeboard was developed by 18 year old Luis Cruz to allow disabled people to communicate through eye movement.
The TELESAR V telepresence robotic platform goes beyond simple audio and visual transmissions, and is able to transmit tactile cues, allowing the user to feel the texture and temperature of the objects as the robot handles them.
Taking advantage of the Van der Waals force and inspiration from the gecko, the TBCP-II (Tailless Timing Belt Climbing Platform) uses tank-like treads covered with pad smaller than the diameter of a human hair to climb up any vertical surface.
The German aircraft manufacturer e-volo has announced the first flight of a manned multi-copter.
A bionic prosthetic limb uses integrated sensors and processors to anticipate the user's moves, creating a more natural gait.
The OmniTouch is a shoulder mounted device able to turn any surface into a touch screen.
Solar Roadways is a new concept to combat the raising price of asphalt and power, creating roads of solar panels that could light up with LED warnings and instructions while also providing energy to nearby communities.
The "Questionable Observer Detector", developed by scientists from Notre Dames, is able to recognize when the same person seems to show up suspiciously often at crime scenes.
Researchers at Duke University have trained monkeys to control a virtual reality hand, which could lead to the development of prostheses that can go beyond receiving information from the brain and actually send sensory information to the the brain.
A new invisibility cloaking device, which works best underwater, uses carbon nanotubes combined with the light bending mirage effect and can be turned on and off with a flick of a switch.
The Acoustic Alarm was designed with the clock in the back and an acoustic melody played by a motorized pick that can be customized by the user simply by adjusting the tuning pegs.
Jack Gallant, a neuroscientist at U.C. Berkeley, has recently released the results of his attempt to reconstruct an video through brain scans of a person who has watched it- a form of neural decoding.
Underwater fish pods drift in ocean eddies and offer an alternative to fish farming, reducing waste and chemical usage while raising healthier fish.