A small German company called Twinkind responded to this craving by combining the increasingly popular 3D printing with the growing desire for innovation in social preservation.
Terrafugia’s street (and air) legal flying car, appropriately named Transition, has literally spread its wings for the public during a test run during the July 2013 AirVenture Air Show in Oshkosh.
OAB architect Carlos Ferrater has built a minimalistic single-family home in Alcanar, Spain for his photographer brother, José Manuel Ferrater.
Rjukan, a Norwegian town named after and powered by a massive waterfall called Rjukanfossen, is now utilizing another renewable resource to instead fuel the happiness of its townspeople.
While Silvia Grav’s black and white photo manipulations often feature contrasting textures melting into familiar forms, she also narrates each piece with a condensed novel’s worth of understanding of the human condition.
Since 1980, the American Helicopter Society’s Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition has remained without a victor. Finally, in June 2013, the aviation challenge was met by a helicopter called Atlas.
Visual artist Olivier Ratsi’s project Anarchitecture rebels against conventional relationships between the artist, the artwork, and the observer.
The University of Illinois’s material scientist John Rogers and his collaborators are working on ‘transient’ technology that safely dissolves with water, and is predicted to significantly benefit the environment as well as medicinal healthcare.
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An economically green material called photocatalytic concrete is sprouting up in cities across the world to help clean up air pollution. The air-cleansing concrete acts as a catalyst to speed up the natural reactions that turn pollutants into harmless compounds.
Scientists are eager to bring the universe a little closer to home with the soon-to-be world’s largest optical Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The telescope was recently approved to be built on the dormant volcano Mauna Kea next to its famous cousin, the Keck Telescope.
Pete Eckert is a blind artist that uses light painting to stencil his muses into otherwise opaque photographs; but he hasn’t always been blind, and he hasn’t always been a photographer.
From the pages of a textbook, mathematics often gets a bad rap for being either too stagnant or too perplexing. Scientists Cristian Ilies Vasile and Martin Krzywinski have found a way though to spark attention on some special numbers in math by creating colorful interpretations of them.
Orkan Telhan is an artist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania who has been dabbling with interactive media art for many years but now he is shedding light (pun intended) on luminescent, customizable printing.
Bored with the abundance of typical landscapes, Polish photographer Michal Karcz goes a step further by using ethereal photo manipulation to draw out emotion in the viewer.
Designer Minsu Kim actually encourages it with her “Living Food” entrées that dance and delight both on the plate and on your taste buds. Kim breathes life into her dishes using synthetic biology at the Royal College of Art in London, creating new ways for diners to enjoy their food.
Designed more for correcting degenerative eye conditions rather than spying, University of California’s Joseph Ford leads a team in developing a new telescoping design for contacts that allows the user to magnify images by almost 3 times.
Wikihouse is an open source construction community that allows anyone to design, print, and build their own structures, making personally designed architecture both accessible and affordable.
Designers and scientists from the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT are working on ways to reconfigure how we design, assemble and autocorrect structures in our everyday world.