June 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
We have driverless cars. What about driverless boats? Researchers at MIT have designed an autonomous 3-D printed boat that can transport people and deliver goods to their destinations, reducing traffic on roads.
May 30th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a tiny sensor that can be inserted into a patient’s gum or on a tooth to detect gum disease and monitor health by analyzing saliva. This device could eventually replace the traditional pinprick to analyze a patient's blood.
May 23rd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Using conductive paint, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have transformed an ordinary wall into an interactive surface that can track electrical devices, appliances, and even a human's touch.
May 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have successfully used a 3-D printer to print an electronic circuit on human skin. The technology could help soldiers on the battlefield to detect chemical or biological agents, and the medical field for treating wounds and constructing skin grafts.
May 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers and engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech Co. Ltd. in China have a solution that thinks outside the box—a smartwatch that has a built-in projector that instead turns your skin into the touchscreen.
April 25th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
An initiative in Sweden is attempting to lower vehicle-based carbon emissions. eRoadArlanda uses conductive technology to power and charge electric vehicles as they travel down the road—but the verdict is still out whether or not eRoadArlanda is a practical solution.
April 18th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have devised a way to contract graphene to kill bacteria on the surface of biomedical implants, using a thin layer of atomically thin graphene spikes to slice bacteria apart.
April 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.
April 11th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.
April 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.