A drone of your own?
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a drone!
Yes, the printer you own now.
In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at...
The best thing you can 3D print for yourself in...
Plastic. That's the material many people...
"You can make a vehicle for yourself."
The ability to design and print replacement...
VIDEO: Aerospace companies embrace the 3D Printing revolution.
While it may sound futuristic, 3D printed foods are here. A lot of the work is still in its early stages, with researchers at Cornell and MIT developing 3D printers made specifically for edible products. But there are also some commercial projects underway. Barilla, Hershey, and Mondelez International are just […]
Architects around the globe are racing to build...
Manufacturing in the U.S. will never be what it...
Kids used to have a fairly limited choice when...
The possibilities for 3D printing are endless...
VIDEO: 3D printing is a Game Changer.
So you want to buy a 3D printer.
For investors, the conversation about value in...
David Damiano would have died before his first...
In 1929, prosthetics were still rudimentary...
The human body has the potential for amazing...
Artificial limbs have come a long way.
Super strength. Super speed.
VIDEO: Neil Harbisson can hear colours.
Bionic robots on screen -- ranging from...
VIDEO: Paralysed people can move robots with their minds.
Before Hugh Herr was known for creating some of...
Miracles can happen.
In March 2009, British researcher Mark Gasson had a chip injected under the skin of his hand. The chip, a slightly more advanced version of the tags used to track pets, turned Gasson into a walking swipe-card. With a wave of his wrist, he could open security doors at the […]
Eye of the beholder.
Bertolt Meyer was born without a lower left arm. He started wearing his first prosthesis, or artificial arm, when he was 3 months old. Now at age 37, Meyer wears the futuristic i-limb — a high-tech bionic arm that looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Aesthetics aside, the […]
A jolt of electricity.
VIDEO: These bionic suits are changing lives.
Prosthetic limbs have been around for centuries, but the prosthetics of today don’t look like those from your grandfather’s day. These days limbs can be bionic, almost seamlessly blending in with their wearer in form and function. Limbs can incorporate electronic components that allow the limb to respond to their […]
VIDEO: It's no longer a distant dream or a sci-fi fantasy. The bionic age is here.
Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul....
The "Sahara Forest".
Orange juice could disappear altogether.
If you live in the U.S., chances are you’ve consumed genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the form of corn or soybeans. Now, the first genetically modified animal may soon be swimming its way to your dinner plate. A genetically modified salmon, called AquAdvantage, is awaiting FDA approval, and, when […]
Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-based startup...
Soylent is a powered food substitute that, for some, changes everything from your daily routine to your health. In a 2013 blog post titled “How I Stopped Eating Food,” founder Rob Rhinehart calls out conventional food — meat, produce, everything in a grocery store — as the “fossil fuel of […]
It works for them.
Humans first started baking bread...
VIDEO: Urban farm to table.
Anyone who delights in freshly squeezed orange...
There are cool new inventions popping up every...
VIDEO: It's beyond meat.
Small tweak, big outcome.
VIDEO: Edible insects will save the world.
"Organic." "Grass-fed." "Hand-picked." Once...
Mmm. Laboratory meat.
Technology Can Help Speed Up Nature's Process
The twins looked identical, with one...
Call for nominations!
Headlines don't paint a...
Goodbye, tuna. So long cod. Hello... carp?
Honeybees, which pollinate...
Welcome to Game Changers.
With this new...
Women are having a bigger effect on our world than ever before. In the past year, women have taken on serious new leadership roles around the world: Janet Yellen became chair of the Federal Reserve, Park Geun-hye became president of South Korea, and Angela Ahrendts was tapped to become the […]
While these stories may have not made Science’s ‘Top 10 science stories of the year’ list touting the biggest discoveries of the year, many interesting findings made headline in 2013. Last year held plenty of off-beat and off-the-beaten-track findings and news: Humans ate the first test-tube hamburger, a plan to […]
This is the final of the 10-part series “Game Changers,” which investigates cutting-edge innovations that are changing the way we live. “Game Changers” is sponsored by Samsung Galaxy S 4. More in the series » When watching their weight or having health issues, people will often try to keep their […]
The freshness makes a difference.
Let there be light.
The key is "surface tension."
And improve sight for those with degenerative eye diseases.
Served in London next week.
Get ready for "robotic skin."
Mosquito radar jammer.
A diagnosis in seconds.
It can be implanted in the brain.
We need to turn things around.
[credit provider=”Aerion” url=”http://aerioncorp.com/#jet”] Since the retirement of the Concorde, a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger plane, jet travel hasn’t gotten any faster. For most travellers, it’s gotten less pleasant.But there are those who haven’t given up on the dream of supersonic flights that cross continents and oceans in half the time […]
[credit provider=”NASA/Lockheed Martin Corporation” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1698.html”] Since the last flight of the Concorde, a turbo-jet powered supersonic passenger plane, in 2003, jet travel has been stubbornly stuck at the same subsonic speed.As the troubled history of the Concorde (and its lesser Soviet counterpart, the Tupolev Tu-144) showed, supersonic air travel depends […]
[credit provider=”Photo courtesy of Retina Implant AG”] A microchip implant placed under the retina could revolutionise the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their ability to see.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=corn&showact=results&sort=date&intv=30d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1341925687&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=ab403747061249fbaeb995f3ba531ea5&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The drought currently plaguing America’s farms has sent corn crop yields tumbling and prices soaring to all-time highs. Much of this corn is used as feed for livestock.
[credit provider=”Photo Courtesy of Retinal Implant AG”] Before 2005, it was impossible to bring vision back to about 1.5 million people worldwide who suffer from an inherited form of blindness known as retinitis pigmentosa. “There was nothing else but the white cane, a guide dog or possibly speaking,” says Professor Eberhart Zrenner, […]
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdickert/2423873135/”] Dutch scientist Mark Post is cooking up something extraordinary in his lab: A hamburger.It’s called The Cultured Beef Project and it’s happening at Maastrict University.
[credit provider=”(Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)”] Aydogan Ozcan, an electrical engineering professor at UCLA, invented the LUCAS microscope back in 2010. The tiny device attaches to a cell phone and can detect life-threatening diseases like malaria and tuberculosis in drinking water.The device, which only costs $10 to manufacture, is revolutionary because it […]
At a cost of $200,000 a seat, a ticket on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic may not seem cheap. But consider two things.
[credit provider=”UCLA”] A tiny microscope that attaches to a cell phone could save lives around the world by detecting deadly diseases.The LUCAS (Lenseless Ultra-wide-field Cell monitoring Array platform based on Shadow imaging) microscope was invented by Aydogan Ozcan, an electrical engineering professor at UCLA, in 2010.
[credit provider=”Virgin Galactic”] Virgin Galactic has promised to launch its pioneer spaceflight sometime next year aboard its spacecraft Spaceship Two. Once this flight takes off, it could mean the start of a whole new wave of commercial space tourism—and all of those space flights will likely leave from America’s shiny […]
[credit provider=”MIT”] America’s energy problems are quickly coming to a head. Fuel continues to increase in price and the hunt for renewable and clean options to power our homes, offices, factories and vehicles is on.Many swear by solar, wind or water energy, but a potentially industry-changing innovation is hiding under […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Satellites_For_Sale_-_GPN-2000-001036.jpg”] Before 2004, the only people who could have dreamed of entering space were astronauts who had trained for years before being afforded the privelege.But all that changed when George Bush announced his Vision for Space Exploration, which encouraged space exploration and called for the completion of […]
[credit provider=”MIT”] Researchers are working on multiple ways that microorganisms, specifically bacteria, can be used to create energy.Here are a few ways they are harnessing the billions of years of microbial evolution to make energy cleaner and more reliable.
[credit provider=”Myoncofertility.org” url=”Myoncofertility.org”] For decades, doctors have been working to preserve a woman’s fertility while they undergo cancer treatments, which destroy the ovaries.Some women undergo “egg ripening and harvesting” treatments, which use hormones to include her body to make multiple eggs ripen at once, which are then harvested and frozen […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/5424769613/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Many young women who have to undergo cancer treatment, which could make them infertile, are opting to preserve their fertility by removing and freezing ovarian tissue.When they are in remission and want to try to have children, doctors can implant the tissue into their […]
[credit provider=”Shutterstock” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=dna+strand&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&colour=&show_color_wheel=1#id=101304367&src=ba809fe88c1fbe085904e031b164cd2e-3-13″] The human genome has been heralded as the key to personalised medicine, but for the longest time complete sequencing of human genomes has been too expensive for everyday clinical use.This led researchers on a search for cheaper ways to sequence DNA — with the goal of finding […]
[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XS2B384u8s”] Inflatable seat belts have been around for a few years but they’re just starting to gain international traction now—and soon they may be a common feature in almost all new cars.The groundbreaking seat belts, which function like air bags yet have the restraint of seat belts, first […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DNA_methylation.jpg”] The idea behind the Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing systems – both the USB-key MinION and the workhorse GridION — seem pretty simple: Guide a strand of DNA through a tiny hole and use the electrical signature of the different bases to identify them.Both systems run the […]
[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XS2B384u8s”] Every car is mandated to have seat belts and airbags to ensure safety for each passenger on the road, but Ford created the next step in seat belt technology when they installed an inflatable seat belt in their 2011 Explorer.In the event of a crash, the seat […]
[credit provider=”Oxford Nanopore” url=”http://www.nanoporetech.com/”] Ever since the human genome was first sequenced in 2003, researchers have been striving to make this laborious task cheaper and easier.Genomes, and the DNA they are made of, are critically important to every piece of life on Earth. Differences in the sequence of DNA letters […]
[credit provider=”Photo Courtesy of WikiCell Designs”] If you look at the structure of an orange or a coconut, you generally have a skin that maintains moisture and an outer coat that protects that skin. In the case of a coconut, it’s the shell; with an orange it’s the peel.Like the […]
A major global company like Coca-Cola sells more than 1.5 billion cans of coke every day. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. In 2010, 14 million tons of plastic containers and packaging ended up in U.S. landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.The barriers to plastic alternatives have […]
The first organ was transplanted in 1954, saving lives and forever changing how we treat illness affected by organ failure.
The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) setting was released a few years back, but until recently it was only available in high-end luxury vehicles like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. Consumers had to ask for the extra option and pay about $1,500 for it to be included. Now it is appearing in […]
[credit provider=”Wake Forest University”] Different research groups use different approaches to grow an organ in the lab since every organ is different, but many of them have similar steps.There are also some new ideas about how to create organs on demand, like using a 3D printer to create an organ.
When a part of our car starts to act up, we call up a mechanic and ask them to replace that part. Sadly, we can’t do that with our body parts — not yet at least.