The “Betaray” is a spherical marble globe which converts light from the sun, moon and clouds into energy.
The art of acoustic levitation stems from the ability to control sound vibrations enough to combat gravity. While it’s not exactly a new science, Yoichi Ochiai and his team of researchers at the University of Tokyo have recently developed a 3D setup that demonstrates a remarkable increase in precision and maneuverability.
With a ground breaking innovation in the world of prosthetics, researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago have helped bring to life technology that could restore some semblance of normalcy for war veterans: a bionic leg that can read and respond to brain signals.
The Gaia Telescope, which launched into space on December 19, 2013, will observe 1 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
According to Grace Communications Foundation, big agricultural companies produce food in high volume but sacrifice the environment, food safety and soil and water quality among other things. Enter in Soil IQ, a hardware probe and mobile app system which enables gardeners and small farmers to grow healthy food sustainably.
A new technology system developed in Mexico now allows electricity to be generated through vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Developed by Mexican entrepreneur Héctor Ricardo Macías Hernández, the innovative electric energy system converts air pressure generated by moving traffic into sustainable electric energy.
Years of over exploitation of non-renewable resources have accelerated the development of ground-breaking technology for renewable energy. Swedish inventor Magnus Landberg at Minesto has designed a novel approach to sustainable energy: underwater kites that harness the power of ocean currents.
Harnessing the power of augmented reality technology, Evena has created the Eyes-On Glasses as a wearable device that allow medical professionals to see through skin. The glasses are a portable, real-time 3D imaging apparatus that takes the guesswork and discomfort out of IV insertion.
Like many design firms, UK based Frip Design and Research is exploring the innovations made possible by 3D printing technology. Their latest endeavor is developing 3D printed prosthetics, which could significantly reduce the normal time and cost necessary to supply patients in need.
A research group at Japan’s Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences has created a working camera prototype called the Ubi-Camera that uses your fingers and face to take photographs.
West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou responded to the inaccessibility of affordable technology to third world countries by building the worlds first 3D printing out of electronic waste.
The Window Socket by Korean designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh is a solar powered AC socket that suctions to any window, allowing users to easily harness hours of power for their electronic devices – photovoltaic-conversion expertise not required.
As children play and spin around the carousel, they transform their mechanical energy into electricity through a generator. As they swing and sway, their momentum turn the rotating wheels overhead.
With the help of industrial designer Daizi Zheng, Nokia is yet another company joining the environmental race for sustainability with a pollution-free cell phone battery that is powered only by sugar.
Entrepreneur Tan Le seeks to add another lane with a neurofeedback headset called the Emotiv Insight: a second-generation, wearable wireless device that allow researchers and amateurs alike to monitor and improve their mental performance, not to mention mentally control electronic devices.
The design agencies JL Design and KORB have collaborated to utilize motion capture technology to transform physical motion into waves of texture, allowing colors and shapes to continuously emerge from our mobile bodies.
Although Volvo has been slowly bending its traditional reputation for making simple, safe, transportation cubicles, they are finally stepping out of the box this year while debuting their new hybrid model.
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.
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.