Future Earth

Electric Bus

Electric roads that charge vehicles

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[…]

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Paperfuge

Healthcare Transformation – the 20cent Centrifuge

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[…]

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