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.
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.
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.
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.
The campaign consisted of a Billboard that pulls moisture from the atmosphere, filters and distributes as clean drinking water.
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.
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.
Jake Evill, a Victoria University of Wellington graduate who designed The Cortex cast, a 3-D printed mesh structure to replace the traditional plaster or fiberglass cast.
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.
What do you get when you combine nature and machine? Researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group have asked themselves that same question. Their answer, a dome created from silk fibers woven by a robotic arm, and finished by live silk worms.
30 year old artist and musician, Neil Harbisson, was born with a rare condition called achromatopsia, that causes him to see the world in only black and white.
Watch Google’s time lapse video using satellite imagery gathered from NASA’s Landsat program and US Geological Survey since 1984.
IBM, after inventing a microscope to do so, now has the ability to move atoms around on a surface. What do they do next? They make “the world’s smallest movie” of course!
Using Google Maps Street View Teehan+Lax have built a tool by the name of Hyperlapse that allows you to select two locations and gives you the feeling of having pushed the red button in the Men in Black car.
This fully articulated 3D printed gown designed specifically for Dita Von Teese was born from a collaboration between Francis Bitonti Studio with Michael Schmidt Studios and Shapeways.
The MYO is a gesture control armband from Thalmic Labs that uses the electrical activity of the body in order to interface with your electronic devices.
The BAT levitating mouse is a new product from KIBARDIN built with the goal of combating corpal tunnel syndrome by alleviating pressure on the median nerve.