The latest innovation videos compiled for you.
A new type of fire called “Blue Whirl” is more stable than traditional fire tornadoes and could be used to help clean up oil spills.
The Air-Rops vehicular rollover protection system will deploy automatically when it detects that the vehicle is about to overturn.
Abe Davis of MIT demonstrates how motion microscopes can be used to capture the vibrations of objects and translate motion into sound.
Lisa Dyson discusses how a NASA technology could lead to a new way of growing crops here on Earth.
The Obi robotic feeding arm helps to restore independence and a sense of dignity by allowing disabled individuals to feed themselves.
The Chemputer concept from BAE systems would see the military growing made-to-order drones in huge vats of chemicals.
Hailed as the world’s first black box for vehicles, the vPinPoint from Roke offers near-perfect 3D reconstruction of an accident via computer vision algorithms.
Researchers at Duke University have developed a motion planning processor that lets robotic arms plan their motions up to 10,000 times faster, while also requiring less operating power.
The TS-5000Z taste sensor from Intelligent Sensor Technology uses a proprietary artificial lipid membrane to measure tastes by voltage.
Being touted as a game-changer, the smartphone-sized LiquidPiston X Mini rotary engine is strong enough to power a go-cart.
Engineers at the Spanish National Research Council have created the first child-sized exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy.
The HoloAnatomy app adds a new dimension to education by letting medical students explore the human anatomy via virtual reality, complete with sounds.
A new commuter bus from designers in China straddles smaller vehicles to avoid traffic jams.
Hailed as the first fully integrated lower limb system, the Linx prosthetic leg features a microprocessor control system that adjusts the support based on the wearer’s gait.
Michael Bodekaer demonstrates how virtual reality could be used in science classes to engage students on a whole new level.
The alternative hyperloop concept from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies envisions a system made up of magnetic pods and battery-operated motors.
The HoloFlex flexible smartphone can create 3D images simply by bending it at different angles, with no special glasses required.
The Glovdi rethinks the smartphone as a wearable glove, combining a smartphone, smartwatch and fitness monitor into one sleek and handy unit.
The Lego-compatible Brixo building blocks double as electric conductors, letting kids (and kids at heart) bring their constructions to life, safely and easily.
Zhenan Bao shares how research into electronic skin could one day give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch.
Astro Teller, the “Captain of Moonshots” for X, discusses the benefits of failure and how it helps spur innovation and success.
The eye-tracking VR headset from Fove VR could offer a new level of freedom and realism beyond any other VR headset currently on the market.
Psychologist Adam Grant discusses the habits of original thinkers, and offers some surprising similarities.
The Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Transducer brings ultrasound abilities to a smartphone, and could be used for nerveblocks or needle injections.
Meron Gribetz takes us on a virtual reality tour with the Meta 2 augmented reality headset, which could help keep tech users to interact with both their devices and each other in a more natural way.
The next generation Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics can navigate both outside and inside, and can even handle rather rude and annoying humans.
The 3D-printed Sneezometer can detect the early signs of respiratory disease by listening to the fluctuations in a person’s breath.
A new prediction tool from MIT relies on identifying wave cluster patterns to determine if a rogue wave is being developed, giving sailors a few minutes to prepare for the onslaught.
Drone developer Raffaello D'Andrea demonstrates autonomous flying machines that ask us to re-think what drones are capable of.
Auke Ijspeert discusses how building biologically inspired robots can also lead to a better understanding of our own body and biomechanics.
Sean Follmer, interactive designer and co-creator of inFORM discusses the future of shape-shifting technology and how it will change the way we work and collaborate.
The hoverbike from Malloy Aeronautics, is an individual flying quadcopter that may revolutionize the concept of flying.
Pardis Sabeti shows how open cooperation was the key to halting the recent Ebola virus attack, and to stopping the next outbreak.
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project is edging closer to reality with endorsement from the US Secretary of Transportation and hints of government funding.
A flexible sensor developed by a team from UC Berkeley detects and measures key chemicals in the wearer’s sweat in real time to track their physical state during exercise.
As the U.S.’s voting machines continue to slide into disrepair, the ClearCast precinct voting unit offers a more advanced, accurate, and longer-lasting alternative.
Designed by a team of team of neurosurgeons and engineers and two years in the making, the VICIS Zero1 football helmet aims to reduce the risk of injury with its specialized layers and custom fit.
Ideal for urban dwellers, the Leafy Green Machine from Freight Farms delivers a complete farming setup in a convenient shipping container.
The Livin Farms desktop hive lets people grow their own edible insects at home in a sanitary and controlled environment.
Created by the aerospace company Arca, the ArcaBoard steps into the ring as the world’s first actual hoverboard, able to float and cruise over any surface.
Chieka Asakawa, who has been blind since she was fourteen, discusses the new technologies that aid the visually-impaired, and how designing for accessibility benefits everyone.
Just in time for holiday travels, seventeen-year-old Raymond Wong illustrates how airborne diseases travel on airplanes, and offers a simple solution to stop them.
Danit Peleg discusses her vision of the future of fashion, when people can design and print their clothes at home using 3D printers—and even shows off a few of her own creations.
In order to perform much more exact and optimal surgeries, physicians and biomedical engineers teamed up with Stratasys to create a 3D replica of the patient’s brain vessel anatomy.
Researchers at Tufts University are teaching robots to reject orders from humans by saying “no” to commands that could cause them harm.
The Spencer robot helps airline passengers navigate large and complex airports, helping to reduce the costs associated with passengers getting lost and missing their flights.
The Ferryboat inflatable boat sets up in minutes and can be used as a car ferry, pleasure cruiser and rescue boat.
The Snotbot drones from the Ocean Alliance collect whale snot safely and effectively, without disturbing the whale (or Patrick Stewart) in any way.