As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive surgery is actually performed, along with some of (admittedly rare) risks, and suddenly glasses don’t seem so bad. Things could change, however, thanks to research coming out of Columbia University. Researchers […]
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Among other things, H&M’s mirror suggests outfits to customers. VISUALART H&M is trialing a smart mirror in its flagship store in Times Square, New York. Through voice and facial recognition, customers can use voice commands to take selfies. The mirror was developed by Microsoft and Swedish digital agencies, Visual Art and Ombori. H&M is offering […]
They call it “the hive,” or “the grid.” Or sometimes just: “the machine.” It’s a huge structure that fills a warehouse on the outskirts of Andover, a small and quiet town in southeast England. It’s impossible to take in at a single glance, but standing on a maintenance walkway near the building’s rafters, you look […]
Scientists have developed a method for filling cavities by mimicking nature. The sound of the dentist’s drill could be a thing of the past with news that scientists have created a way to fix tooth cavities without the need for painful fillings.
Contact lenses that automatically darken when the wearer goes outside are cleared to hit the market after the innovation got a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month.
There are a lot of 3D-printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. Built out of a special quick-drying mortar, the 1,076-square-foot house was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the […]
“No one thought this was possible in solid materials.” One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where electricity flows with zero resistance at room temperature. Progress has been slow, but physicists have just made an unexpected breakthrough. They’ve discovered a superconductor that works in a way no […]
It can detect signals at frequencies higher and lower than our own ears, too.
If there’s one downside to powerful computers, it’s that they’re too damn big. Luckily, that’s about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say about it. March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company’s flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world’s smallest computer. […]
XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis: ‘We’re Living at a Time When Individual Entrepreneurs Are More Powerful Than Governments’
Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which designs and operates large-scale incentive competitions to, in essence, change the world. In the words of its own criteria, an Xprize must be bold, audacious, and achievable. It must target market failure, drive investment, and give birth to a new industry. And, […]