Spinach leaf aiding in tissue regeneration. Using the plant like scaffolding, research teams at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) built a mini version of a working heart, which may one day aid in tissue regeneration. The Researchers have turned to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bio-engineering problem blocking the[…]
New smart tech turns sign language into speech and text. MotionSavvy has been founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and it seems that more great tech is coming out of the institute also with a similar approach under development from the SignAloud team.[…]
Electroad paving the way towards a greener future. Israeli startup Electroad has designed technology that retrofits existing roads with buried coils to inductively charge electric vehicles. The team has already performed successful tests of the technology, and will be demoing the electric roads on a larger scale with a public bus[…]
Frugal science for diagnosing disease. Known as the “Paperfuge” invented by Manu Prakash, Professor of Bio-Engineering at Stanford, is like the piece of lab equipment it’s named for, the centrifuge, it can spin biological samples at thousands of revolutions per minute, by hand. The simple solutions are often the most accessible, and therefore[…]
Printing body parts such as jaw bones, muscle, cartilage structures and stunningly accurate human ears – now a reality. Scientists have developed an innovative 3D bioprinter capable of generating replacement tissue that’s strong enough to withstand transplantation. To show its power, the scientists printed a jaw bone, muscle, and cartilage structures,[…]
Super-materials with super properties and potential! Researchers at Rice University have developed a way to make carbon nanotubes self-assemble in a dish using a powerful Tesla coil transformer circuit. The discovery during their experiments has been dubbed ”Teslaphoresis” is simply a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together. […]
The Venus Project is an alternative vision of what the future can be. The Venus Project is so much more than futuristic cities, cars and gizmos. Humanity has the capacity to apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. The Venus project, originated in the minds[…]
The Eco Cooler Re-purposes used soft drink and water bottles, discarded as rubbish, to create an effective way to cool down spaces by up to 5˚C without electricity. This real world low tech solution is making a big difference on many levels. An idea born out of Rural Bangladesh where over 70%[…]
The opportunities fungi opens our world up to are nothing short of astounding.
Fungi replacing plastic…and fungi eating plastic – It’s about time this whole environmentally harmful product that plastic is get a shakedown! Enter the fungi revolution!
Morphing cars that adapt to the driver and driving conditions.
Evolutions in automotive design have started to incorporate more efficient technologies into the mainstream such as electric powered motors. The Tesla cars area real world example of this with phenomenal results, a rapid uptake and increasing demand.