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The flexible, stretchy solar cells from Rice University bring us a step closer to wearable photovoltaics.
An innovative energy storage system from Energy Vault relies on hanging bricks to generate and release kinetic energy.
The wasp-inspired FlyCroTugs drone can pull up to forty times its own weight.
The WEDEW water-harvester from the Skysource/Skywater Alliance has won the Water Abundance Xprize.
Taking a cue from the KGB, researchers have created self-aware devices that can identify sounds in the environment.
The simple yet effective Pop-up Prop on Palm (PuPoP) relies on an arrangement of airbags to simulate the feeling of grasping objects in virtual reality.
The Salto-1P robot goes a leap beyond other jumping robots to precisely target its hops and control its landing.
The modular Layer shoe from Evan Stuart offers a customizable and sustainable alternative to fast fashion.
The MoSculp system turns 2D motion video into 3D-printed models to let athletes and dancers study and improve their moves.
Robotic skins that bring locomotion to everyday items could allow a single object to perform a variety of tasks.
NASA’s foldable carbon fabric ADEPT heat shield could allow humans to take larger missions to places like Mars or Titan.
The Versius Robotic Surgical system is not only easy to set up and use, it is affordable enough for hospitals on a budget.
Inspired by ancient scrolls, the rollable MagicScreen from Queen’s University responds to both touch and gestures.
The LSEV electric car from Polymaker and XEV costs under $8000 and is 3D-printed in just three days.
The Dactyl robot system from OpenAI can manipulate objects with unprecedented dexterity.
Preparing for our move to Mars, NASA has named the top five finalists in their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.
The 3D-printed Youbionic Arm responds with lifelike movements to offer a helping hand.
Atomized disinfectants that can be dispersed in the air could offer a powerful new way to fight hospital infections.
The BlackFly flying car could help usher in the future of personal flight.
A new technology from the team at MIT lets users control a robotic arm with gestures and brainwaves.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have created ultrathin electronic tattoos that could be used in medicine, soft robotics or even 3D-transferable printed electronics.
The FoodSwitch app from Northwestern Medicine researchers helps food shoppers quickly find the healthiest option.
A new technology from MIT tracks people through walls using existing WiFi routers.
The electric in-wheel propulsion system from Elaphe could help usher in the next generation of autonomous electric vehicles.
An autonomous robotic system from Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania can reform itself and build structures to allow it to complete tasks.
An innovative system from MIT that harvests fresh water from power plants could offer a new source of safe drinking water in coastal cities.
The Spyce restaurant in Boston is the first of its kind with a robotic kitchen able to cook meals to order. email@example.com
3D-printed inflatable structures able to morph into shape at the flip of a switch could shape the cars of the future.
The autonomous robotic weeder from ecoRobotix could help reduce the use of herbicides.
A robotic dressing device from Georgia Tech is paving the way to robots able to assist the disabled or elderly maintain a level of independence.
The FontCode system hides encrypted messages in plain sight—within fonts.
Boston Dynamics shows off their Spot Mini’s skills as the nimble quadruped travels the lab, climbing stairs and navigating hallways.
The innovative Feel The View prototype from Ford could let blind passengers ‘feel’ the landscape outside.
With some paint and electrodes, Carnegie Mellon University researchers created a smart wall able to monitor electronics and respond to touch and gestures.
The eco-friendly Stircle cuts plastic waste by replacing single-use plastic stirrers with a countertop device that spins the cup to mix the beverage.
The Zfib defibrillator device could help save more lives with its layer of tiny needles.
Robotic grippers inspired by the gecko could help soft robotics grasp a wide variety of objects, even at different angles.
The e-waste micro-factory turns discarded devices into useful materials—saving resources and money.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a 3D-printer able to create structures made up completely of liquid.
MIT’s new soft robotic fish explores undersea environments without disturbing the locals.
The trash collecting robot from Urban Rivers lets users control the bot themselves, competing against other gamers as they clean the Chicago River.
Designed for restaurant staff, the Kronosys AR smart glasses provide hands-free, on the job training.
The innovative Synthetic Pollenizer concept could help revitalize the bee population.
The Nomadeec HoloLens brings telemedicine technology to paramedics and other responders in the field.
Young inventor Nilay Kulkarni demonstrates his invention that could save lives by preventing human stampedes.
The Pick-and-Place system from the team at MIT uses a "grasp-first-then-recognize” workflow to lift and sort items from clutter.
The Spot Mini robot has opened new doors in robotics--by opening doors.
An autonomous warship from DARPA can seek out enemy submarines, saving money by eliminating the need for an onboard crew.
The Live Metal AI-powered tool from DM Labs streamlines 3D design by automating some areas of the process.
Adaptive fashion designer and founder of Runway of Dreams Mindy Scheier demonstrates how a few small changes to clothing can make a big change in a person’s life.
Researchers at Brigham Young University have used lasers and a tractor beam to create 3D holograms in mid-air.
The DroNet algorithm helps drones navigate by mimicking the way cars and bicycles avoid obstacles on city streets.
The ground-breaking Revolve folding modular wheel can collapse down to just a third of its size. [REVOLVE-WHEEL.COM]
The NIMBO security robot from Turing Video combines Segway's Robotics mobility platform with AI to patrol areas for suspicious activity.
The Minimally Actuated Serial Robot (MASR) replaces stationary motors with mobile versions that travel along a rail to actuate specific joints.
Japanese researchers have developed humanoid robots that accurately mimic the human musculoskeletal structure.
The ultra-tiny Zanco TI phone is the smallest functional phone in the world.
MIT researchers have developed glowing plants able to emit light for almost four hours.
An innovative minimally invasive robotic blimp could be used to explore delicate archeological structures without kicking up dust.
A 3D-printing technology from a team at the University of Washington takes advantage of backscattering to let plastic objects communicate wirelessly without electronics.
A new ‘living ink’ 3D-printing method uses bacteria-laden ink to print hydrogels that could treat burns or clean up oil spills.
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In a large step forward for robotics, the team from Boston Dynamics demonstrates their amazing back-flipping, bipedal robot.
Ideal for backcountry adventures or unexpected disasters, ultra-portable Fixt Nomad filter promises to put 100 gallons of clean water in your pocket.
The Plantagon company hopes to address the global food crisis with their World Food Building plantscaper—a vertical greenhouse for urban farming
A $10 microchip can convert a 2D ultrasound machine into a 3D imaging device.
The eVscope amateur telescope from Unistellar lets users view galaxies in full color from their own backyard.
The RetroShape aims to rethink smartwatch control via a tactile display and deformable back.
The Laikago robotic dog from Unitree can run over stones and grass, and even recover from being kicked.
The shape-shifting Laddroller wheelchair shifts easily from sitting to standing position.
Future doctors are practicing their skills on VR simulations, learning about anatomy without ever entering a lab.
The touch-enabled Project Jacquard Commuter Trucker Jacket from Levi’s features gadget control embedded in the fabric itself.
An innovative evaporation-powered device could offer a new source of renewable energy for the United States.
A new hybrid 3D printing technique from the Wyss Institute could open the door to more durable, flexible wearables.
The origami-inspired delivery drone from EPFL's Laboratory of Intelligent Systems can fold down when not in use.
The GreenWave vertical farming system would provide a new source of food while also helping restore ocean ecosystems.
Researchers at Rice University have created light-controlled molecular machines able to drill holes in cells to deliver medication or destroy the cell itself.
Specialized yeast strains could allow future astronauts to create 3D-printed tools using their own waste products.
The organismoids computing technology mimics human thought by helping machines learn by allowing them to forget.
Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, demonstrates SpotMini, a new breed of robotic helpers. Boston Dynamics [CONTACT]
The breakthrough new Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) technology uses electricity to create new organs from skin cells.
The DeepLoco artificial intelligence algorithm uses reinforcement learning to get robots on their feet.
The wearable Chairless Chair from Noonee lets wearers take a seat wherever they go. Noonee.com
The conductive paint from Bare Conductive lets users experiment with their own circuits.
A tiny, battery-free robot from Harvard University could lead to swallowable micro-robots able to film inside the body.
Known for his lifesaving paper-based tools, Manu Prakash demonstrates a hand-powered centrifuge that can replace a $1000 device.
The Brainno wearable reads your brain waves to promote mental health.
The Desktopography smart display can project a virtual keyboard onto small, cluttered spaces.
A modular, solar-powered desalination system from the team at NEWT could provide a lifesaving source of water to remote and off-grid locations.
An innovative solar paint from RMIT University will transform moisture into hydrogen fuel.
The 3D printer from Desktop Metal prints metal parts and prototypes without fumes and toxic chemicals.
Picture yourself as Putin or Schwarzenegger with the Face2Face system, which allows for total and real-time manipulation of the face on any target video.
The Direct Air Capture plant from Climeworks collects CO2 from the air for use in greenhouses, climate-neutral fuels, or even carbonated beverages.
The SolSource Sport solar cooker from One Earth can cook anywhere under the sun.
A prototype near-eye display from Microsoft places a holographic display within a standard pair of eyeglasses—paving the way to an AR-enhanced world.
Researchers at Michigan State have developed a paper-thin, motion-powered device able to function as both a speaker and a microphone.
The MistForm shape-shifting fog display opens up a new world of holographic displays.
The WatchSense system from Saarland University can put smartwatch controls on the back of your hand.
Designed for use over water, The Flyer from Kitty Hawk can be flown without a pilot’s license.
The Lilium Jet all electric flying taxi promises to save energy and ease transportation hassles.