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.
Shigeru Ban is one of Japan’s most accomplished and innovative architects, known for his use of Western and Eastern influences, themes, forms and methods of building to design beautiful, ultra-modernist structures, and maybe more so now, his works using different materials for building, particularly paper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World’s greenest commercial building made its debut on Earth Day in Seattle.
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.
Kunihiko Morinaga, head designer of Anrealage, has become known for his collections centered around an innovative textile. For his Fall 2013 RTW collection that debuted at Tokyo Fashion Week he surprised onlookers once again.
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.