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By embedding silver nanoparticles in a sheet of glass, researchers at MIT have created the first fully transparent display screen that can be viewed from different angles.
Mark Kendall discusses and demonstrates the Nanopatch—a cheaper, painless, safer and more effective way to deliver vaccines that could replace the traditional needle.
Frederic Kaplan demonstrates his Venice Time Machine and shares his plans to digitize archives of historical information in order to create an “information time machine.”
Paralyzed and left mute by a stroke at the age of 40, Henry Evans discusses how Robotics for Humanity, along with the ever-evolving and increasingly accessible field of robotics, has allowed him to participate more fully in life.
The KOSMET robotic hand changer was designed to allow a single robot to switch between tools efficiently and automatically in order to to complete a series of tasks.
Krista Donaldson discusses the ReMotion Knee, an extremely affordable prosthetic designed for above-the-knee amputees in developing and war-torn countries.
A group of mechanical engineers and an origami expert have teamed up to design a low-cost, compact solar array that will unfold once it has been launched into space.
The R-cloud rehabilitation support robot helps improve the effectiveness of rehabilitation and training by allowing users to see how their muscles are moving.
Geraldine Hamilton explains how the use of “body parts on a chip” will help to speed medical testing as well as allow for the creation of cures custom tailored to the patient.
Ecologist Greg Anser discusses how using technology such as spectrometer and high-powered lasers to create detailed, 3D maps of nature could lead to a greater understanding of ecosystem and how to help preserve it.
Andreas Raptopoulos describes his vision of the Matternet, a network of flying machines that would transport goods and supplies to the estimated one billion people on Earth who do not have access to year-round roads.
After seven years in development, the Invisible Bike Helmet is ready for the consumer market—and perhaps poised to help usher in the "bicycle revolution.”
A system able to synchronize video tracks with an independent audio source in real time eliminates the need for a synchronization signal by instead detecting the frequency changes in the audio and syncing the video based on those parts.
The modular ACM-R5H snake robot from HiBot, a Japanese company that specializes in robots for extreme environments, features detachable sections and payload compartments able to hold custom sensors or cameras.
The SafeFlame portable blowtorch prototype turns water to fire, using hydrogen and oxygen gas from the water to power the electric torch.