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Top 5 things you need to be happy at work

October 6th, 2015 at 3:15 pm » Comments Off

There’s a mountain of research on what makes people truly happy at work. What would make you happier at work? It’s not necessarily free meals and massages (though those are nice, as companies on Fortune’s list of the Best Companies To Work For have figured out). And it’s not even necessarily lots more money. We’ve scoured the research […]

Hitachi can predict where and when crimes will occur by monitoring everything from the weather to Twitter

October 6th, 2015 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

In the  2002 Steven Spielberg movie, Minority Report, Chief John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) says, “No doubt the precogs have already seen this.” In the movie Cruise plays the head of Washington, D.C.’s experimental “Precrime” crime-prediction department. The movie is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1956 short story (which is also now a new […]

Delta-bot 3D printer designed to print an entire house

September 30th, 2015 at 9:57 pm » Comments Off

Massimo Moretti has a background in 3D printing, and he’s brought building housing on the cheap from locally and 3D printing together by building a 12 meter tall delta-bot that can print a house from clay.

Building a rope bridge with drones

September 25th, 2015 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

Drones can get to areas that aren’t exactly safe or accessible by humans. That’s why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that’s sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so awesome. The video below was filmed at RTH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland, and, according to the YouTube description, aside from the […]

Mexico City to turn 10-lane highway into a park

September 25th, 2015 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Chapultepec Avenue slices through Mexico City splitting part of the city in two. With 10 lanes of chaotic traffic, it’s hard to cross the street, hard to bike, and generally not a place where people want to spend time. (Video)

The Companion app lets users’ friends ‘virtually walk them home at night’

September 21st, 2015 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

A free personal-safety mobile app is now being used by tens of thousands of people around the world.  The new app allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.

A 3D printer that uses glass for ink

September 9th, 2015 at 7:45 pm » Comments Off

A group of MIT scientists have recently 3D printed some spectacular glass creations.The glass sculptures were created by a group called Mediated Matter, led by Neri Oxman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The color and transparency of the glass can be altered, as well as other properties such as how the glass reflects and refracts light.

An iPad app that lets you “see” Wi-Fi signals

September 9th, 2015 at 7:33 pm » Comments Off

If you could see the invisible world around us you would see it ripples with information as the radio waves pulse around us and an electromagnetic tide washes over everything.

Robotic unicycle drones could one day deliver packages to your door

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

The Transwheel drone is a new type of robotic vehicle that could soon be carrying our packages and parcels to our doors, according to designers.

Researchers construct shape-shifting liquid-metal antennas

September 1st, 2015 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh have constructed an antenna that can be lengthened—or shortened—to adjust their frequency using liquid metal.

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