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Scientists have come up with a design for a real life forcefield
13 Oct 15
Researchers at defence company Boeing are working on a futuristic cloaking device to protect vehicles against the hidden battlefield killer: shockwaves.
This talking robot could be the future of smartphones
16 Oct 15
Japanese tech company Sharp have designed a 19 centimetre talking, dancing, waving smartphone-robot.
Teen scientist's device harvests the ocean's untapped energy
20 Oct 15
A 15-year-old scientist designed a low-cost device that harvests the ocean's energy to provide power to the developing world.
A wearable translates sign language into English
23 Oct 15
Researchers are working on a high-tech wearable to bridge the gap between the deaf and those who don’t understand sign language.
Virtual landscape could predict Alzheimer’s disease years before onset
27 Oct 15
Scientists in Germany claim to have found a way to detect Alzheimer’s disease using a virtual maze.
An app designed to help refugees locate missing family
30 Oct 15
Refunite is a free platform with an anonymous database of more than 405,000 users and an estimated 1 500 family reunions.
Ants inspire the super material of the future
30 Oct 15
A 10-year study into the properties of fire ants has put researchers on a path to a self-healing material.
VizSnap: Facilitating photography for the blind
3 Nov 15
The visually impaired take photos too, says Dustin Adams, the designer of VizSnap.
Healthcare wearable provides stats at a glance
4 Nov 15
Vivi makes it possible for a surgeon to check a patient’s vitals without looking away.
Sun tracking cell inspired by ancient Japanese art
6 Nov 15
Researchers have tapped into the past to find solutions to energy problems in the modern world.
Transparent solar panels: Any surface could be a power source
10 Nov 15
Researchers are developing a completely transparent solar panel and it’s set to be a game-changer.
Soft robots are the way of the future
13 Nov 15
A 3-D-printed robotic hand made out of silicone rubber does what its predecessors can’t – handle objects as delicate as an egg.
These classrooms are designed to help children with ADHD focus
16 Nov 15
Israeli architect Lior Ben-Sheetrit designed an innovative classroom to assist children with ADHD to focus and learn better.
Artificial neurons able to learn human language
17 Nov 15
ANNABELL, a new cognitive model, is able to learn language organically, without the need for pre-coded responses.
Electronic plants breakthrough could lead to more innovations
24 Nov 15
A Swedish research team have created analog and digital electronic systems inside a living rose.
Tiger worms run this toilet
30 Nov 15
The Tiger Worm Toilet treats both liquid and solid waste using composting worms that digest the waste.
AMIE: The next generation in off-the-grid living
1 Dec 15
This off-the-grid shelter is 3D-printed and powered by a mobile power source.
New form of carbon could lead to new technologies
4 Dec 15
Researchers have discovered Q-carbon, an inexpensive material that could be used in new tech.
The MadiDrop is a cheap and easy water purification tablet
8 Dec 15
The MadiDrop, made of ceramic infused with copper or silver, is a cheap and simple water purification tablet for use in the global south.
Immersive holographic rooms are on Amazon’s to-do list
8 Dec 15
Amazon’s future projects could involve holograms for immersive, interactive uses.
Scientists create the world’s first painkiller patch
11 Dec 15
Taking painkillers orally can be damaging. This transparent patch was made to treat pain at the source.
World's first underwater hotel to kickstart the "inner space" tourism industry
15 Dec 15
This 12-room, $20 million hotel will be nestled underwater. It provides a whole new meaning to "sleeping with the fishes".
Hydricity is the solar solution to round-the-clock power generation
18 Dec 15
Researchers have designed a concept to solve a major problem facing solar power generation.
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