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Scientists have discovered a shape that blocks all sound–even your co-workers

March 17th, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Offices and tiny apartments could be transformed by the work of Boston University researchers, who recently unveiled an “acoustic metamaterial” that blocks all sound.  A team of Boston University researchers recently stuck a loudspeaker into one end of a PVC pipe. They cranked it up loud. What did they hear? Nothing. How was this possible? […]

MIT’s speedy Mini Cheetah robot learns to backflip

March 14th, 2019 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

  MIT’s Cheetah team has built some incredibly impressive electric robots, capable of jumping hurdles and navigating blindly, but in some ways the new Mini Cheetah might be the most impressive to date.

Ten recent low-tech inventions that have changed the world

March 2nd, 2019 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

Photo of young people using Hippo Rollers Technologies don’t have to be cutting edge to make a profound difference in people’s lives.

This futuristic Airbus smart seat prototype may make the future of economy flying a bit less miserable

February 24th, 2019 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Move Airbus seat concept The Move seat concept was created by London-based design firm Layer for Airbus. The seats are made from lightweight polyester wood smart textile wrapped around an aluminum frame. Electrical currents running through the smart textile allow passengers to control the firmness and the temperature of the seat. Move seats can be […]

Undersea basecamp for ocean explorers

February 2nd, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

New submersible “tent” lets divers nap, eat, and decompress beneath the waves SINCE THE DAWN of the modern SCUBA age ushered in by Jacques Cousteau in the early 1940s, ocean explorers have been seeking new ways to stay under the sea for longer stretches. Restricted by tank size and human physiology under pressure, SCUBA divers […]

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