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Scientists grow human mini-brains that are giving big insights into autism

July 31st, 2015 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Scientists first grew mini-hearts in a lab. Then they 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level.



Researchers invent super-elastic conducting fibers to make artificial muscles, sensors, and capacitors

July 30th, 2015 at 8:24 pm » Comments Off

A University of Texas at Dallas research team has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to more than 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched.



Top 10 inspiring women inventors and their greatest inventions: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

Unfortunately, we will never know how many women inventors were there before the 20th century. Women were not able to own property – not just in the U.S., but also around the world – until after the turn of the 20th century. That not only applied to home ownership but also to owning intellectual property and […]



ReWalk Robotics unveils faster, sleeker exoskeleton

July 20th, 2015 at 4:33 pm » Comments Off

Israel’s ReWalk Robotics unveiled the ReWalk Personal 6.0 this month as Robert Woo, a paraplegic, demonstrated the new exoskeleton by walking down the streets of New York City.



The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown

June 30th, 2015 at 9:29 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window. Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw attention to the […]



Caltech’s ‘toilet of the future’ is built so anyone can repair it

June 25th, 2015 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

For the 2 billion people in the world who still lack sanitation, Caltech is creating a cheap, safe, and clean toilet. But building this cool product is really the easy part.



Airing – world’s first hoseless, maskless, cordless CPAP device

June 25th, 2015 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Your whole day can be ruined by missing out on a good night’s sleep. Your mood can be affected, you can find it hard to focus, and it can be nearly impossible to shake the sleepy feeling.  



Solving a Billion-Person Problem

May 8th, 2015 at 4:47 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  My friend, Peter Diamandis, likes to say, “The best way to become a billionaire is to solve a billion-person problem.” When I first heard this phrase, I had difficulty imagining what a billion-person problem looked like.  



Some hospitals are allowing patients to be hospitalized at home

May 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

The program provides hospital-level care while sparing the patient the possible discomforts of a hospital stay.  When 82 year old Martin Fernandez went to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room recently with a high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. He would have to be officially admitted to receive […]



Planting a billion trees a year using drones?

May 1st, 2015 at 2:50 pm » Comments Off

By using drones to plant forests of seedlings, a start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems.  Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering says, “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.”  



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