KIDmob’s “Superhero Cyborg” Workshop encouraged kids’ imaginations to run wild as they designed and created colorful, eye-catching prosthetic limbs with capabilities beyond those of typical prosthetic limbs.
The “Light Barrier” installation by Kimichi and Chips demonstrated at the New Media Night Festival in Russia creates ethereal 3D objects using millions of crossed light beams.
Percussionist Sudha Kheterpal has teamed up with eco-designer Diana Simpson Hernandez to create SPARK – a musical instrument that successfully generates electricity just by playing it.
Vessyl is a smart cup that helps you make smarter drink choices by instantly analyzing and tracking the nutritional information of your beverages.
A imaginative interpretation of modern technology, the Binaudio captures the Newcastle, England city soundscape.
Augmented reality powerhouse Metaio has now branched out into the realm of tactile content control – on top of a stunning 3D computerized visual overlay, they’ve added the hardware necessary to make wearable tech truly interactive by turning the whole world into a touchscreen.
Based in Tokyo, eyewear innovator JINS has recently jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with MEME, their new smart eyeglasses that absorb, synthesize and externalize the user’s inner physiological and psychosomatic data. Instead of bringing the outside in like Google Glass, JINS MEME glasses are electronically subscribed to your subtle inner physical and emotional changes.
MIT scientists have discovered how to tap into the powerful world of bacteria to create bionic biofilms of nanowires, quantum dots and electricity conductors.
Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash has created a $5 hand-cranked chemistry lab from music box parts that, instead of pricking metal tines to sound different tones, yields precise amounts of designated liquid chemicals. The small device is an inexpensive, easily manufactured, programmable and energy self-sufficient tool applicable to a wide variety of scientific and educational industries.
An interactive canvas that allows people to play with technology and light, the Vancouver art installation elegantly contrasts the formative city architecture, brings people together, and lifts their eyes to the sky.
Research group Experience Design at the Folkwang University of Arts has created several innovative and fun transformational gadgets called “Pleasurable Troublemakers” to help individuals cultivate good habits, whether they be about personal issues like impulsiveness or procrastination or globally conscious issues like about the economy or the environment.
In the internet world of information and misinformation, it’s easy for worried self-diagnosers to incorrectly turn a benign zit into something as scary as cancer. Luckily several new affordable smartphone-compatible devices are now in development that do everything from a routine physical exam to analyzing glucose and protein levels – allowing patients a non-invasive and quick alternative that would save hundreds of dollars and many idle hours spent in a waiting room.
The new “Hybrid Air” system by Peugot will reduce CO2 emissions and save consumers money by utilizing a dual gasoline and compressed air engine.
A team of research students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Spain has recently designed and installed a bio-photovolatic wall at their Valldaura campus to generate some buzz about collecting the natural and continuous untapped energy that constantly flows beneath our feet.
IBM researchers have produced the first viable semiconductor chip – the foundation for all electronic devices – with circuits made from graphene, a material that is 10,000x faster and likely to soon replace traditional silicon-based chips.
This low-cost, credit card sized device designed by University of Washington undergraduate students uses microfluidic properties to reduce the time it takes to diagnose the often terminal pancreatic cancer.
What if machines could react based on our mood and emotions? Enter in Rapport, a project that is attempting to bridge the gap between human emotion and the machines we’ve come to enjoy.
To reduce the aviation industry’s global carbon footprint, industry heavyweight Boeing is working with partners in the Middle East on a new biofuel made from desert plants that are fed with seawater.
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shiro Takatani, and the YCAM Interweb team collaborate in an installation that uses a bioelectric tracking device, interpretive music and visual displays to bring an urban centered world back to the forests that surround and define them.
With so much new wearable technology out there like smart watches and augmented reality glasses, it’s nice to see something new to the market that’s at least a little less frivolous: a smart contact lens by Google X that allows diabetics to easily monitor their blood sugar.