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Lex folding wearable chair lets you take a seat anywhere

September 18th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Imagine if anytime, anywhere you felt a little fatigued in the legs you could simply lean back and take a load off? The developers of Lex are working towards such a future with a folding exoskeleton that turns into an ergonomic chair in just a few seconds. Lex is much like Chairless Chair we looked […]



Who needs ink cartridges? Harvard’s acoustic printer can spit out honey or cells

September 13th, 2018 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

We’re all about innovative printing methods here at Digital Trends and, boy, have the folks at Harvard not disappointed with their latest piece of research. It involves using sound waves to make it possible to print with virtually any liquid imaginable. That includes everything from human cells and liquid metal to optical resins and even […]



Award-winning robot travels through water pipes to detect leaks

September 8th, 2018 at 2:35 am » Comments Off

It sounds unbelievable, but each day around 20 percent of clean water produced in the world is lost as the result of leaky pipes. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, this amounts to an estimated 6 billion gallons of clean water per day in the U.S. alone. The problem is exacerbated by current […]



General Drones’ Auxdron Lifeguard UAV rescues swimmer in Spain

August 29th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

A group of seven swimmers was in trouble when an undertow whisked them off to sea. Fortunately, a lifeguard drone was deployed to the rescue. When a group of seven swimmers found themselves carried off into the ocean by an undertow in Valencia, Spain Wednesday, time was of the essence. Though they successfully managed to […]



Photos show how Microsoft took a big step forward in its crazy plan to power the internet from the sea

July 11th, 2018 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

Microsoft has put a data centre in the sea in an experimental effort to see if it can provide internet services faster to coastal cities using renewable energy. As part of its bigger Project Natick “moonshot,” Microsoft has put the data centre on the seafloor close to Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The data centre is submerged […]



This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

June 20th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter campaign could be for you. Described by its creators as the smartest and safest hookah-diving system around, Supa Huka possesses neither the complications of scuba diving nor the restrictions of […]



Gastric bypass “surgery in a pill” points to inspired new treatment for diabetes

June 15th, 2018 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been seen to be extraordinarily effective in reversing type 2 diabetes. An exciting new study from a team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has now demonstrated an oral agent that can potentially mimic the […]



Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

May 17th, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. “The SpotMini robot is one that was […]



A Graphine roll out

April 19th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

A new manufacturing process produces strips of graphene, at large scale, for use in membrane technologies and other applications. MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. The team’s results are the first demonstration of an industrial, scalable method for manufacturing high-quality graphene that is tailored for use […]



XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis: ‘We’re Living at a Time When Individual Entrepreneurs Are More Powerful Than Governments’

March 14th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

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, […]



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