Tiny, light-sensitive chips could one day restore sight to the blind
Apr 18, 2018
Age-related macular degeneration, a disease that slowly degrades light-sensitive cells in the retina, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
Zipline's delivery drone system redesign boosts capabilities
Apr 05, 2018
A delivery drone company that has helped Africans in dire need of emergency blood supplies is widening its vision. The California-based company is Zipline and its autonomous planes are making news closer to its home in the ...
Five water XPRIZE finalists named in search for solution breakthroughs
Mar 25, 2018
Teams who are coming up with proposed solutions to a global water crisis have moved up to the next stage of the $1.75 million Water Abundance XPRIZE, and the grand prize winner will be made known on August 18.
The LSEV: 3-D printing for automobiles on a bolder scale
Mar 24, 2018
Are you ready for a future car-buying option of picking out a 3-D printed, cozy, inexpensive automobile? The day is not far, considering the recent announcement by an Italy-based company along with a company based in China.
Uber patent application discusses intention signaling system
Mar 18, 2018
Reaching the highest levels of safety for self-driving cars will depend on how well the cars are engineered to know when communications are needed, and to be able to communicate with other cars, with bikes, with people on ...
Lunavity device to allow wearer to defy gravity
Mar 15, 2018
A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has developed a gravity-defying backpack that enables its wearer to jump much higher and farther than normally—similar, perhaps, to a giant leap on the surface of the moon. ...
Canetroller for visually impaired is designed for exploring virtual worlds
Mar 14, 2018
Oh the wonder of it all. Virtual reality is opening us up to experiences that set our imaginations and curiosity on fire to explore the unknown, the untried, in full motion.
Apple patent talk: Keyboard users can have their work and muffins too
Mar 11, 2018
Dust and crumbs: Two keyboard imps that could make you a victim of a stuck key just when you need to finish work most.
Flow Hive 2 sees sweet success in offering new features for honey on tap
Mar 10, 2018
People are talking about the whopping amount of money an innovative beehive has raised on Indiegogo. The beehive is actually a redesign of a once popularly crowdfunded beehive concept but now has gone through some redesigns.
Our future air taxi? Vahana self-flying machine takes off, hovers, lands
Feb 23, 2018
What was that hovering, helicopter-like, over the tarmac in Pendleton, Oregon? A flight test of sorts has transportation watchers wondering if we are looking at a significant new chapter in personal transportation, especially ...