Space

Elon Musk just published his plans for colonising Mars, and they’re wild – ScienceAlertSee it for yourself.
Elon Musk: The Rocket That Will Eventually return Humans to the Moon Launches in 4 Months – ScienceAlertThe next phase is almost here.
NASA just fast-tracked its mission to explore a $10,000 quadrillion metal asteroid – ScienceAlertIt would collapse the global economy.
Boeing tapped to build Phantom Express spaceplane for DARPADARPA’s ambitious launch-a-day spaceplane is a step closer to lift off after Boeing announced that it’s been assigned the contract to work with the agency to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.
How to turn the Moon into an interplanetary petrol station | TechRadarA team of students have come up with a plan to dramatically increase the amount of stuff rockets can carry to Mars.
Secret US spaceplane returns to Earth after record flightThe US Air Force’s not-so-secret secret spaceplane X-37B set a new orbital endurance record for a reusable unmanned spacecraft as it set down today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after spending 718 days in orbit.
Facility to test SABRE air-breathing engine under constructionReaction Engines’ Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) has the potential to be an aeronautical game-changer by providing single-stage-to-orbit launch capabilities. Construction has now begun on the facility that will be used to conduct the ground test of SABRE’s engine cycle.
Cassini just sent back images from its first-ever dive through Saturn’s rings, and they’re incredible – ScienceAlertHoly crap.
One Big Question: What will space exploration look like in 2040?Amidst the rocket models, jet engines and satellites at the 33rd Annual Space Symposium, we found a quiet corner to sit down with Scott Fouse, the vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center. We asked him: What will space exploration look like in 2040?
Grand Finale of NASA’s mission to Saturn and its moons | NextBigFuture.comGrand Finale of NASA’s mission to Saturn and its moons
Get excited: NASA has agreed to fund 22 wild ideas for space exploration – ScienceAlertThe future starts here.
From Earth to orbit using a single-stage rocketARCA Space Corporation is developing the world’s first SSTO launch vehicle that can deliver both a small payload and itself into low Earth orbit at a cost of about US$1 million per launch. The Haas 2CA uses a linear aerospike engine instead of bell-shaped engines to do away with multiple stages.
Here’s why the SpaceX launch means we’ve entered a new era of spaceflight – ScienceAlertSpace has never been so close.
SpaceX Is Pushing Hard to Bring the Internet to Space | RealClearFutureSpaceX Is Pushing Hard to Bring the Internet to Space | RealClearFuture
The US Government has issued NASA a demand – Get humans to Mars by 2033 – ScienceAlertThe focal point of NASA’s long term plans.
NASA just released a bunch of its software for free – ScienceAlertHere’s what’s worth downloading.
Google is giving $20m to the first team to land a spacecraft on the Moon in 2017 – ScienceAlertThe final countdown has begun.
Brewing beer on the moon – the next giant leap?​One of the major disappointments of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969 was the discovery of the complete absence of beer on the Moon, but a team of engineering students are aiming to change that.
Mars in 3 Days? Photonic Propulsion Technology Could Bridge The Gap | VideoTo reach the power levels needed to reach a proportion of the speed of light humanity will need to create new technologies. One such technology, photonics propulsion, is showing promise.
NASA is sending a probe to a bizarre metallic world – ScienceAlertDiscovering the Solar System’s early secrets.
Map of the entire visible universe released to the publicIn 2010, equipped with the biggest astronomical camera in the world, the Pan-STARRS1 telescope began scanning the sky in different wavelengths of light. Now all 2 petabytes of data gathered will become available to the public.
Boron has been detected on Mars for the first time – ScienceAlertThe first sign of habitable groundwater.
This Self-Healing Tech Could Let Us Reach the Closest Alien Stars in Just 20 YearsNASA is working with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology to make it possible for our technology to reach alien stars in as little time as 20 years. The technology is not yet ready for deployment but self-healing technology could be a significant step forward in deep space travel.
The Space Review: A note on the possible impending death of human space exploration
Virgin Galactic’s Spaceplane Completed Its First Solo Glide FlightSpace tourism came a step closer with Virgin Galactic’s successful glide test of its VSS Unity spaceplane. The commercial space race is tightening with so many companies trying to throw a hat into the last frontier.
NASA and Orbital ATK partner up to build technologies for space-based constructionNASA has teamed up with private space firm Orbital ATK to develop new technologies for in-orbit assembly of large space structures, all in the name of getting us to Mars and beyond.
Astronomers have discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe – ScienceAlertIt was hiding behind the Milky Way.
Extraterrestrial Gold Rush: What’s Next for the Space Mining Industry?Multiple companies are pursuing space mining activities, so what's standing in the way of a space mining gold rush?
SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 satellites into space to bring super-fast internet to the worldElon Musk’s SpaceX wants to launch thousands of satellites into space with the aim of providing super-fast global internet coverage.
Lexus unveils (fictional) single-seat spacecraftLexus has shown that it can design more than just cars, with the unveiling of a new single-seat spacecraft. The SkyJet is designed specifically for pursuit and shares features with the upcoming Lexus LC coupe. Sadly, it will only be available in a fictional world and not for another 700 years.
NASA outlines six new storm-chasing CubeSatsThe main focus of shoebox-sized CubeSats is studying Earth and testing technologies in orbit. NASA has outlined six new small satellite missions to be launched over the next few months, equipped with new methods of studying the Earth’s atmosphere, climate and weather.
This 12-Mile-High Elevator Will Reduce the Cost of Space TravelWe may soon take an elevator to get to space.
Humans Could One Day Live in This Sustainable Martian CityWhat would a sustainable city on Mars look like?
CubeSats could soon be zooming around space under their own powerRubik’s-cube-sized CubeSats are nifty, cheap way to study space, but they’re limited to low orbits – until now. Los Alamos researchers have created a safe and innovative rocket motor that could allow CubeSats to zoom around space and even de-orbit themselves when they’re finished their mission.
Elon Musk is about to test the ‘trickiest’ part of his Mars spaceship – ScienceAlertBig day at the office.
Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space TravelExpensive, unsustainable rockets have served as our primary means to exit Earth, but space elevators present a cheaper way to enter outer space. Although new materials are needed, space elevator missions are in motion and we could see the first elevator constructed in the next several decades.
Elon Musk describes his vision for human habitats on Mars – LA TimesSpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk answered questions in a Reddit AMA about his plans to create a civilization on Mars.
Elon Musk Is Right: We Can Insure Against Extinction by Colonizing Space
Scientists Just Launched a Breakthrough Initiative to Find Intelligent Alien LifeThe National Astronomical Observatories of China have partnered with Breakthrough Initiative to find alien life, bringing the largest radio telescope in the world with them — the 488 meter (1,600 foot) FAST telescope.
Meet Asgardia, the proposed space nation for those who want to escape Earth | ExtremeTechNo startup ever faced such a literal threat of crashing and burning. Do you want BioShock? Because this is how …
The Universe is Far Bigger Than We Thought, and It Has 10x More GalaxiesIt turns out the observable universe has at least 10 times more galaxies than the mid 1990s Hubble Deep Field images count of about 100 to 200 billion. The development of more advanced space telescopes in the future could unveil even more of the observable universe.
An international group of scientists wants you to join Asgardia – the first space nation – ScienceAlertProtectors of Earth, unite! 
Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission Wings by 500 Days in OrbitThe latest secretive mission of the United States Air Force's X-37B space plane has cruised beyond 500 days in Earth orbit since its launch into orbit last year.
Unexpected Result: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Dramatically Lands New Shepard RocketAbout 45 seconds into flight, at an altitude of 16,000 feet.
China Plans World’s Largest Spaceplane For 2020 LaunchThe spaceplanes are designed for repeated use, clocking in as many as 50 flights per usable lifespan. A ride could cost between $200,000 to $250,000.
Boeing Announces Ambitious Plan to Go Head-to-Head Against Elon MuskBoeing wants to beat SpaceX and reach Mars before Elon Musk does. 
Elon Musk: This Is How We’ll Get to MarsThis *massive* spaceship is taking humanity to Mars.
Have researchers spotted alien signals? Mystery of unidentified emissions | Daily Mail OnlineAt the end of last year, researchers at Nasa’s Swift space observatory launched an investigation to study a group of mysterious radio sources first detected nearly six decades ago.” name=”description
ESA experiment aims to prevent “sick” spaceshipsTo prevent outbreaks of fungus and other microbe infestations aboard future space missions, ESA is carrying out an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study the antibacterial properties of various materials in space.
A Cheaper Form of Spaceflight: Soon, Balloon-Based Rocket Launches Could Be Bringing You To SpaceSpanish company Zero2infinity has devised a system to launch small satellites via balloons. Called the Bloostar, a balloon would carry a small rocket up to near-Earth orbit, then launch them.
Jeff Bezos Just Revealed His Ambitious Plan For Colonizing Our Solar SystemIn an interview with the Washington Post, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reveals what he thinks will be the future of humanity when we eventually colonize space. Nuclear reactors in space, populations in the millions, and more.
Scientists Are Sending A Tiny Satellite Propelled By Water To Orbit The MoonA team from Cornell is out to prove that water is all you need to send an aircraft flying in space. They will attempt to send a CubeSat, a tiny satellite no bigger than a cereal box, to orbit the moon.
How Private Spaceflight Went From Impossible Dream to Epic Space Race

 

Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D – Business InsiderIf space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map.
Asteroid mining: The race for space richesThere’s gold in them thar asteroids – also iron, nickel, copper and, most valuable of all, water. The question is, where exactly is all this mineral wealth and how do you get it without going broke in the process?
Jeff Bezos reveals new Blue Origin rocket photo – Business InsiderLooking forward to the future.
Virgin Galactic airborne after two year hiatusVirgin Galactic has returned to flight status with SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity taking to the skies over Mojave, California. Though a full crew was in the cockpit, this was a captive-carry test flight, where the passenger-carrying spacecraft remained firmly attached to the mothership.
To Bennu and Back: NASA Just Launched the First-Ever Asteroid Return MissionThe OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has launched aboard an Atlas V 411 rocket. It’s headed towards the asteroid Bennu, which could hold some pretty incredible secrets about our origins. It’s so incredible that the principle investigator of the mission already has plans for a second trip.
The ‘impossible’ EM Drive is about to be tested in space – ScienceAlertTime to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.
“Strange” Signal From Star Triggers SETI Investigation—Much To Scientists’ DismayA strong signal detected over a year ago from the Hercules constellation is now being assessed. While astronomers doubt that it came from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, they think it’s worth having a look (if only to quell the rumors).
“Space Train” Concept Could Get Humans to Mars in Two Days, If Only It Would WorkImaginactive founder Charles Bombardier released a concept for a space train that never stops: it cuts down on energy required by eliminating the acceleration and deceleration phases which take up most fuel. The Solar Express will pick up passengers and cargo at specific points where it will meet up with other smaller shuttles so it doesn’t have to land (and accelerate) all over again.
NASA Just Made Contact With a Lost Spacecraft After Two Years of SilenceAfter almost two years of losing contact with one of its spacecrafts, NASA finally reestablishes communications with the STEREO-B as it starts to move out of the Sun’s interference zone.
CONFIRMED: An Earth-like planet has been found in our closest neighbouring star system – ScienceAlert
China unveils Mars 2020 rover designNASA’s Mars 2020 rover is on track to meet its deadline and it won’t be alone on the Red Planet. The Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) has unveiled images of a probe and rover it plans to send to Mars at around the same time.
A lost spacecraft is communicating with NASA after almost 2 years – ScienceAlertSTEREO-B is back!
NASA has successfully test-fired the engine for the most powerful rocket ever – ScienceAlertThis is how we get to Mars.
Chinese scientists study viability of manned radar station on the moon | South China Morning PostChina has commissioned a group of scientists to study the feasibility of building a manned radar station on the moon, but many experts on the mainland have questioned the potentially massive cost of the project and the usefulness of building such…
China launches world’s first quantum satelliteChinese scientists claim to have launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite with which they intend to experiment with quantum communication and teleportation from space, in the hope of one day producing an entire global network of quantum communication systems.
NASA competition will see virtual robots repair a storm-damaged Martian baseNASA, in conjunction with global innovation consultant organization NineSigma, has launched a new competition aimed at pushing the limits of robotic dexterity.
NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free – ScienceAlertThere goes our weekend.
NASA’s asteroid capture mission gets ready to rock in 2021NASA is that much closer to snatching an asteroid after the robotic half of its two-part Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) passed a key program review. The mission to retrieve an asteroid and move it into lunar orbit for study can now proceed to the next phase of design and development.
5000 Minirobots Are Being Deployed to Map the UniverseStarting in 2019, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is set to explore the universe using cylindrical robots, boldly going ‘where no map has gone before.’
SpaceX nails high-speed ocean landingSpaceX has nailed another seabarge landing of a first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. Returning from the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite, the Falcon 9 booster set down on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship late Saturday.
China’s Hypersonic Spaceplane Could Be Available By 2030The CASTC is beginning advanced research on combined cycle engines that can takeoff from an airport’s landing strip and fly straight into orbit. Claimed to have operating status by 2030, this pace plane could enable space tourism.
This Weird Meteorite Could Be Our First Ever from the Outer Solar SystemA meteorite, which landed in Canada back in 2000, is now being said to be from the Kuiper Belt. NASA’s New Horizons mission may be able to collect samples from the outer solar system to compare.
China developing a hypersonic space plane which could cut the cost of space travel | Daily Mail OnlineChina is developing a new hypersonic space plane (illustrated) that will use a combined cycle air breathing engine along with rocket motors. It hopes to deliver a working plane by 2030.
SpaceX is Ready to Test The Rocket That Will Take Humans to MarsSpaceX has confirmed that it has sent its Raptor rocket, the one it will be using for a Mars mission for testing in a Texas facility.
Deep Space Industries plans first private asteroid landing as mining preludeDeep Space Industries has announced that it will conduct what it claims is the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. It is planning to launch an unmanned spacecraft called Prospector-1 to intercept, survey, and land on a near-Earth asteroid as a prelude to space mining operations.
SpaceX Is Partnering With NASA For a 2018 Mars MissionSpaceX has reached a cooperation agreement with NASA for its 2018 Mars mission. This deal will see NASA providing technical support to the company, and SpaceX sharing data on the performance of its spacecraft.
Kepler’s Latest Batch of Alien Planets Reveals 20 ‘Second Earth’ CandidatesWe are now in a very technologically advanced generation, and as we make progress every single day, the possibility of finding life beyond Earth seems more plausible than ever.
We just got even weirder results about the ‘alien megastructure’ star – ScienceAlertSomething strange is definitely going on.
Get Ready, Space Tourists: FAA Issues License For Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwoThe FAA-AST has just issued an operator license to Virgin Galactic to operate its SpaceShipTwo. The craft also had a test of its taxiing skills, which coincided with the approval.
NASA Estimates SpaceX 2018 Mars Mission Will Cost Only $300 MillionElon Musk’s SpaceX is planning on going to Mars. NASA estimates that the cost will only be around $300 million.
How ‘immortal’ plasma rockets could take us to Mars – ScienceAlertThe ‘electric vehicals’ of space travel.
Japan is about to test out plans for a real-life space elevator – ScienceAlertTop floor, please.
NASA Finds 104 Alien Worlds, Four Could Support Earth-Like LifeNASA’s Kepler spacecraft has combined data from Earth-based telescopes and found 197 planet candidates and 104 exoplanets (four of which could host Earth-like alien life).
Human DNA sent into SPACE to ‘back-up’ species so we’re NEVER extinct | Science | News | Daily ExpressA REVOLUTIONARY project is in the pipeline which will see scientists send human DNA to other star systems as a ‘back-up’ for the human species.
2040: A Space Odyssey [Infographic]What would a manned mission across the solar system look like? Take a trip to 2040 with us and find out!
China Nears Launch Of Its “Hack-Proof” Quantum SatelliteChina will be launching its quantum satellite next month, putting the feasibility of a global quantum network to the test for the first time.
The Possible Reality of Artificial GravityThe prospect of artificial gravity on space stations is actually possible, but highly expensive and resource-demanding
Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May be Our Best Shot at Finding Extraterrestrial LifeAstronomers gathered by a NASA scientist met to discuss how to conduct the search for alien life on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.
NASA Successfully Tests Most Powerful Rocket Booster Ever MadeNASA has just conducted the final ground test of one of the boosters that’ll power the Space Launch System (SLS) to the Red Planet.
Traveling Near The Speed Of Light [Infographic]Earth to the Moon in 1.28 seconds? This is what it would be like to explore the Universe at 99.9% the speed of light.
New Tech Installed on The ISS Set To Form Solar System-Wide ‘Internet’The ISS has just installed a new technology known as Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking, the first stage in a new mission that aims to allow the implementation of a Solar System-wide Internet in the near future.
New Paper Claims EM Drive Works, Produces Light As ExhaustA new paper in AIP Advances argues that the controversial EM Drive doesn’t break physics as we know it, as it emits light (photons) as exhaust. However, other experts assert that it’s likely just an artifact.
Astronomers discover ‘wind nebula’ around the most powerful magnet in the Universe – ScienceAlert F*cking magnets.
Experts says a ‘space base’ halfway between the Moon and Earth could be built in 10 years – ScienceAlertWe can’t wait.
Humanity’s Future in Space Depends on Asteroid MiningGovernments around the globe are teaming with private companies in order to make asteroid mining a reality. Experts assert that we could be engaged in mining operations within the next decade. Here’s a breakdown of how we’ll do it, and why we need to.
Forget the ISS, get ready for the ROS: Russia reveals plans for solo space station | Daily Mail OnlineCalled the Russian Orbital Station, or ROS, it will will include three modules, two of which will detatch from the ISS, with an option to add two more at a later date.
Russia to send 12 cosmonauts to the Moon ahead of creating a permanent base | Daily Mail OnlineThe moon base will be used for research and mining of precious minerals – but some suggest it may also have a military purpose.
NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Reach Jupiter on July 4thNASA’s space probe Juno is set to reach Jupiter by July 4, initiating a two year long study on the gas giant that is far more comprehensive than anything before.
Physicists say they’ve figured out how to ‘see’ inside a black hole – ScienceAlertWhat lies beyond the event horizon.
Thanks To This Ice House, We Are One Step Closer To Living On MarsIt’s shell would protect against radiation without compromising life above ground.
A Robotic Census Of Mars [Infographic]Over 50 spacecrafts have been sent to the red planet since 1960. Seven of them are still active, with another scheduled to join them in 2018. Meet the robotic orbiters and rovers that populate the red planet.
Engineers Created Tiny, Hovering Reusable RocketsA new video of Masten Space System’s Xodiac and Xaero B rockets shows impressive capability and maneuverability, and these could be the crafts that allow us to explore other worlds in a way never before possible.
Physicists Say They’ve Figured out How Spacecraft Could Make It Through a WormholeA new paper asserts that a physical body might be able to pass through a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces that are at play.
The US is close to approving the first ever private Moon mission for 2017 – ScienceAlertHere we go!
Researchers have finally peered behind Jupiter’s colourful clouds – ScienceAlertJupiter exposed!
WATCH: Here’s how SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 – ScienceAlertThey’re setting up an Earth-to-Mars postal service. Seriously.
This footage of Friday’s perfect SpaceX landing is simply incredible – ScienceAlertWhat a time to be alive.
An Artificial Meteor Show May Light The 2020 Tokyo OlympicsA Japanese research company has developed a way to artificially recreate a meteor shower using satellites placed in orbit and “source pellets,” making for an amazing (and amazingly expensive) light show.
Does Extraterrestrial Life Exist? NASA’s Starshade May Give Us The AnswerNASA is developing a huge flower-shaped starshade in order to take a closer look at distant planets.
NASA planning ‘suspended animation’ cryosleep chamber that lets astronauts hibernate whilst travelling to distant worlds – Mirror OnlineSpace scientists want to put humans to sleep for up to two weeks at a time as they journey through the solar system
WATCH: Here are the limits of humanity’s space exploration – ScienceAlertUnobtainable goals.
Kepler Findings: NASA Announces Discovery of More Than 1,200 New Alien PlanetsNASA just made a new announcement regarding the findings made by the Kepler Space Telescope.
NASA just released 56 patented space and rocket technologies to the public – ScienceAlertTime to let that inner aeronautical engineer out.
Perlan 2 takes to the skies! The Perlan 2 glider hopes to create aviation history by soaring to 90,000 feet – 17 miles up – higher than any plane has gone before. Yesterday the plane took to the sky from Nevada.
Astronomers have discovered the first ever comet without a tail – ScienceAlertAnd that’s not even the weirdest thing about it.
NASA just unveiled the James Webb Space Telescope’s huge golden mirror – ScienceAlertSpace bling.
Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video | TechCrunchHave you ever wished you could stand on deck as a 160-foot rocket lands an arm’s length away from you, after a short trip into space? Yeah, me too, but..
How the Next Wonders of the World Will Be Built in Space
SpaceX Racing NASA to Mars, Plans to Land on the Red Planet by 2018SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, the company announced today – marking a major first step toward CEO Elon Musk’s goal of sending humans to the Red Planet. The company will reveal the full plan this September.
NASA invests $67 million into solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration | TechCrunchNASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne for a $67 million contract to develop an advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) system for future deep-space missions…
LIFE IN SPACE: Scientists develop embryo among stars in planet colonisation breakthrough | Science | News | Daily ExpressSCIENTISTS have achieved a major breakthrough in humanity’s mission to colonise other planets after they sent an embryo into space that “develop completely”.
A New Theory Regarding EmDrive: The Fuel-Free Method of Space TravelThere’s a new idea regarding how EmDrive, the engine that operates without fuel, actually works. But don’t plan on heading to the stars just yet.
You Can Send This Tiny Satellite Into Space For Just $1000Personal space exploration just got affordable.
DARPA is moving ahead with plans to build its XS-1 spaceplane | ExtremeTechReusable rockets are cool and all, but DARPA wants a reusable spaceplane for reaching low-Earth orbit. …
NIAC 2016 Phase I Selections | NASANASA just gave 13 high-impact research projects $100K each
Researchers Discover “Bizarre” Black Holes That Are All AlignedResearchers in South Africa have discovered a region of the distant universe where supermassive black holes are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction, which could allow us to better understand the birth, and future of, our universe.
This Awesome New 3D Printer Can Print Freely In SpaceIt utilizes soft, threadlike materials that are covered with a special type of resin. The current version can print filaments at a rate of 10 millimeters per second.
Two aerospace companies just teamed up to put an inflatable space hotel in orbit by 2020 – ScienceAlertI want to go to there.
Stephen Hawking Teams With Billionaire to Build An Interstellar SpaceshipToday, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced their collaborative venture “Breakthrough Starshot”—an attempt to make an interstellar starship.
Starchip enterprise | The EconomistFlying to the stars means thinking both very big and very small
SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time | TechCrunchAt 4:43 pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched their next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). In addition to a seamless launch, SpaceX..
SpaceX is launching an inflatable space habitat | TechCrunchOn its next trip to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX will be carrying an inflatable space habitat built by Bigelow Aerospace. The Bigelow..
3ders.org – Ahead of 2016 launch, Rocket Lab qualifies its 3D printed Rutherford engine for flight | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing NewsQualification testing has just been completed for Rocket Lab’s Rutherford rocket engine, for which all primary components of the combustor and propellant supply system have been 3D printed.
Go Big or Don’t Launch: SpaceX Targets One Rocket Launch A WeekSpaceX targets to launch 18 rockets before the end of the year, gradually increasing it to 24 by 2017, until it reaches its goal of one rocket a week by 2020.
Scientists Find Mysterious, Repeating Radio Bursts Emanating From SpaceThis find debunks existing theories that fast radio bursts are caused by cosmic cataclysmic events, and points towards (possibly) something intentional.
China Is Planning A Space Telescope That Will Outperform HubbleChina is drawing up plans to build its own competing space telescope and will take pictures over an area covering 40% of space.
Archinaut, a 3D Printing Robot to Make Big Structures in Space – Singularity HUB
SpaceX successfully launches SES-9 into GEO but crash lands rocket on drone ship | TechCrunchToday at 6:35pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched the SES-9 communications satellite into Geostationary orbit (GEO). Launching the SES-9 payload was the..
Why Prospecting Asteroids for Precious Resources Is Now Possible [Video] – Singularity HUB
An Antimatter Drive In Less Than a Decade? It’s Not as Far-Fetched as You Might ThinkThis physicist thinks he can build an antimatter drive capable of taking us to the stars in less than a decade; all that’s needed is a *little* ready cash.
This Satellite Will Soon be “The Brightest Star in the Night Sky”“We are sending a spacecraft into orbit that will be the brightest star in the sky, visible from any point on our planet.”
Our Future in Space: Will Humanity Ever Get to Another World?New Horizons gave us our first real look at Pluto. Will the advances of the next century let us see it with their own eyes? 
Why You Should Be Excited About the James Webb Space TelescopeThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Hubble’s successor, will be more sensitive by a factor of about 100 than all the telescopes that came before it.
Space and Technology: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life – Singularity HUB
Space and Technology Review: Asteroid Detection and Mining – Singularity HUB
New Satellite from Japan Has X-Ray Vision to Probe the Mysteries of the Cosmos : Space : Science World ReportA new satellite has been equipped with superior X-ray vision.
The Futuristic Space Tourism Projects That Are Actually Underway TodayMeet four space tourism programs and see the crafts (and the tech) that can take you beyond Earth
Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them – The New YorkerNicola Twilley reports on the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time that may change our understanding of the universe.
NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface | TechCrunchToday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a new 360-degree video, giving you a virtual tour of the Martian surface. The video was created by..
SETI Scientist Explains Why We Haven’t Found Aliens Yet | TechCrunchThe Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is a field of science that’s been around for over 60 years. While SETI tools and strategies have..
Airbus glider Perlan II set to fly to the edge of space to test hypersonic planes | Daily Mail OnlineAviation specialists have built a glider capable of reaching altitudes of 90,000ft (27,430 metres) using nothing but wind – and are set to attempt to become the highest plane in history in June.
China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon | TechCrunchThis month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and..
Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Send People to Mars by 2025 – NBC NewsElon Musk wants to go to space within the next five years and thinks human beings can reach Mars by 2025.
Where space exploration is taking us in 2016This year is shaping up as a bumper year in space with new missions ready to launch, deep space missions wrapping up, and commercial space going heavy. Here’s a looks at where space exploration is taking us in 2016.
The World Is Racing to Build a Moon Base — Here’s What It Could Look Like – MicIt’s a global space race to live on the moon.
 U.S. demonstrates production of fuel for missions to the solar system and beyond
SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off and returns to safe landingThe launch and successful return of the rocket’s first stage marked the first SpaceX flight since a June accident.
New US space mining law to spark interplanetary gold rushFlashing some interplanetary gold bling and sipping “space water” might sound far-fetched, but both could soon be reality, thanks to a new US law that legalizes cosmic mining.” name=”Description
The Astounding Truth About the Hubble Space Telescope’s Most Famous Image | RealClearScienceThe Hubble Space Telescope is humanity’s portal to the universe. For more than twenty-five years its gaze has darted across the sky, returning images beyond our wildest dreams, sights of unimaginable…
NASA Teams Up With Universities to Prep Robots for Space Exploration – NBC NewsTwo university groups have been selected to upgrade NASA robots that could one day help humans explore deep space and perhaps even Mars.
The Dawn of the Space Mining Age – Guest Blog – Scientific American Blog NetworkNew legislation and interest from a number of private ventures could lead to extraction of valuable minerals from asteroids—and sooner than you might think
Glenn Reynolds: Amidst turmoil, a victory for the futureJeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket launch and landing signals far more than a step forward for private spaceflight, reusable rockets.
Nuclear Power – Powering the Deep Space Exploration | ANS Nuclear Cafe
‘Microsatellites’ loom large in next-gen space explorationThe spaceship named LunaH-Map will have everything it needs to study the moon: solar panels, a steering system, the latest in scientific sensors. And the whole thing could fit in your carry-on bag.
Oxygen found on comet in Rosetta mission: ‘Most surprising discovery … so far’ – LA Times<p>Scientists from the Rosetta mission have found oxygen in the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a discovery that could change our understanding of&nbsp;how the solar system formed.&nbsp;</p> <p>The molecular oxygen (O2) was detected by the ROSINA mass spectrometer, one of a suite of instruments aboard…</p>
 Astronomers peer inside stars, finding giant magnets
China enters the search for alien life with the construction of the world’s biggest radio telescope | Science | News | The IndependentChinese scientists are constructing the world’s biggest radio telescope, which will be more effective than any other at picking up weak messages from outer space that could be linked to intelligent life. Assembly of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, began in July and is expected to be completed in 2016.
Blue skies on Pluto: NASA New Horizons probe spots ‘gorgeous’ vistas on icy dwarf planet – Mirror OnlineScientists shocked after discovering distant Pluto has skies and icecaps resembling our own
NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars | TechCrunchThe prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The..
 Where to look for life? Astronomers devise ‘habitability index’ to guide future search
 Mars: New hypothesis on the origin of the megafloods
What NASA’s discovery of liquid water on Mars really means—in the words of NASA scientists – QuartzThis week’s announcement by NASA might make it seem like there is liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars right now. But when the agency’s scientists answered questions from the public via Reddit, they revealed a more nuanced picture. Quartz has edited and condensed a selection of their comments for clarity. Do we really have flowing water on Mars? What…
Apple’s Spaceship HQ firm reveals NASA-backed 3D printed Mars habitat | Daily Mail OnlineFoster + Partners New York’s design for a modular habitat on Mars will be built by three different kinds of robots parachuted to the surface.
The Ten Coolest Car Technologies From Space ExplorationThe aerospace and aeronautic fields use some of the most insanely futuristic technologies known to man. Thankfully, some of those technologies go perfectly hand in hand with car tech. These are the ten coolest space tech that have trickled down into the world of cars.
NASA’s mini satellites set to transform space exploration | Zee NewsMove over large satellites. NASA is working on miniaturised satellites, known as nanosatellites or CubeSats, that can fit in the palm of your hand and are providing new opportunities for space science.
NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris | TechCrunchScientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk…
Celeste: A new model for cataloging the universe: Statistical analysis to revolutionize sky surveys — ScienceDailyAstrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists have developed Celeste, a new statistical analysis model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys.” id=”metasummary

 

 Peering back in time to just after the Big Bang: Farthest galaxy ever detected
Space Station Crosses Sun’s Face in Spectacular New PhotoAn amazing new photo shows the International Space Station crossing the sun’s face.

 

‘Hedgehog’ robots hop, tumble in microgravity — ScienceDailyHopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds.
Russia announces Luna 25 mission to the moon – Tech InsiderIts lunar base sounds pretty badass.
One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.
Butterflies in space? Hubble beams back specular image of iridescent ‘wings’ – CSMonitor.comTwo stars, dust, and luck creates the phenomenon, according to NASA, but how exactly that occurs is ‘one of the great classic problems of modern astrophysics.’
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking – Science – News – The IndependentHumans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them, according to a new theory proposed by Stephen Hawking.
Origin of Saturn’s F ring and its shepherd satellites revealed — ScienceDaily
Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists – TelegraphAstronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift
NASA astronauts set to feast on space-grown vegetables for the first time ever – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentAstronauts on the International Space Station will sit down to a very special meal tomorrow as they become the first people to ever eat vegetables grown on the station itself.
NASA tests the ‘Ferrari of rocket engines’ for mission to Mars – CNETThe RS-25 engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System rocket makes current jet engines look like “a wind-up toy.”
Amazing picture of Earth beamed back from new weather satellite – TelegraphThe new satellite will send back images of the Earth&rsquo;s surface and atmosphere in 12 different wavelengths once every 15 minutes when operational.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Secrets of stars unlocked through aluminium
NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds | TechCrunchIt might not be a planet anymore, but Pluto is fascinating. NASA is just scratching the surface after its Pluto “fly-by” on July 14th. It says that it’s..
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Comets: Soft shell, hard core?
British spaceship engine like ‘Star Trek impulse drive’ – could get people to the Moon in FOUR hours – Mirror OnlineThe EM Drive, which has been compared to technology featured on the Starship Enterprise was developed almost 15 years by British boffin Roger Shawyer
Science Daily Exponential Technologies NASA satellite camera provides ‘EPIC’ view of Earth
New Horizons: Can one amazing robotic spacecraft redeem humanity? | ZDNetIt’s an amazing technical feat: a robotic spacecraft that has successfully traveled more than three billion miles and phoned home.
Scientists believe there’s other life in the universe. Why haven’t we found it yet? – The Washington PostThat’s the question as Stephen Hawking’s &u0024;100 million search for extraterrestrial life gets underway.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Despite new information, Pluto will remain a dwarf planet, cosmologist says
Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our Universe exhibit such tremendous scale, from the very tiny to the extremely large? Here are some possible answers.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies From mountains to moons: Multiple discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission
REVEALED: Nasa plan to send robots to Moon to build colony humans may one day live in | Nature | News | Daily ExpressOUR moon has huge cavernous craters which open onto the surface, but sunlight never reaches the bottom, making them very dark and extremely cold.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Astronomers see black hole come to life
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Eyeing up Earth-like planets
Universe’s hidden supermassive black holes revealed — ScienceDailyAstronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe.” id=”metasummary
Small cosmic ‘fish’ points to big haul for SKA Pathfinder — ScienceDailyA wisp of cosmic radio waves, emitted before our solar system was born, shows that a new radio telescope will be able to detect galaxies other telescopes can’t.” id=”metasummary
How Synthetic Bacteria Could Take Us to MarsEven if we can fly to Mars, we’ll have to breathe on it too.
SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle | TechCrunchLATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7..
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Working out in artificial gravity
A combination of exercise and artificial gravity may lessen negative effects of weightlessness in space
OneWeb satellite operator eyes huge rocket campaign – BBC NewsThe OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.
Internet-from-orbit company raises $500m, aims to bridge the world’s broadband divide | ZDNetOneWeb has raised funds from Airbus, Qualcomm, and Coca-Cola for its ambitious satellite broadband plan.
Airbus to build giant satellite network – BBC NewsEuropean aerospace giant, Airbus, is going to build the world’s largest satellite constellation for the OneWeb project to broaden global internet access.
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesNeutron star’s echoes give astronomers a new measuring stick — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesMysterious ‘lakes’ on Saturn’s moon Titan — ScienceDaily
NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services — WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services.
 Saturn’s moon Titan’s atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought
Crew returns to Earth after 199-days mission in Space –
 Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
 Black holes are not ruthless killers, but instead benign hologram generators
Astronomer Royal: If we find aliens, they will be machines – TelegraphProf Lord Rees told the Cheltenham Science Festival the first contact with aliens will be through robots
 ‘Bashful’ black hole revealed in neighboring galaxy

 

For the second time, supersonic parachute fails on NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ – LA TimesCheers turned to groans in a NASA control room as a massive parachute designed to slow the descent of a &ldquo;flying saucer&rdquo; vehicle failed to unfurl properly for the second year in a row.
SpaceX founder files with government to provide Internet service from space – The Washington PostElon Musk’s idea is to use small, cheap satellites, solving the problem of costs that predecessors faced.

 

NASA postpones flying saucer parachute test – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: High waves forced NASA to postpone until Thursday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, during a flying saucer launch that will try out new technologies for landing on Mars…

3-D printers could lead to Mars colonization

Why Has Mankind Never Returned To The Moon?We have all heard about the conspiracy theories that suggest man never went to the moon. Even though there are some people who believe that, other …
NASA orders first commercial crew mission from Boeing | News – HomeNASA has placed an order for the first mission that will launch astronauts from the Space Coast to the International Space Station in a privately designed and operated spacecraft, possibly in 2017.” name=”description
New budget proposal calls for missions to Europa, Enceladus and Titan – National Space Exploration | Examiner.comThe exploration of the outer Solar System has revealed a plethora of amazing worlds, the likes of which were little known or even unheard of just a decade ago.
 How comets were assembled
Here Are the Science Instruments NASA Will Use to Explore Europa | The Planetary SocietyNASA just announced the science instruments that will be used to understand the enigmatic ocean moon of Europa. The mission is planned to launch sometime in the early 2020s.
 Curiosity rover adjusts route up Martian mountain
 Mars rover’s laser-zapping instrument gets sharper vision
NASA Flies Material Sciences Test Aboard X-37B at Parabolic ArcSpace Tourism … and Much More
Air Force Mystery Shuttle A Space Spy/Fighter Plane? X-37B Launch Explodes NASA Conspiracy TheoriesRegardless, that won’t stop the conspiracy theories about the Air Force mystery shuttle. Part of the reason that it’s so mysterious is because we honestly don’t
Spacecraft sailing on sunbeams begins test flight | Science | The GuardianCraft financed by crowd-funding piggy-backs on the launch of an Atlas 5 rocket
How astronauts 3D printed a wrench they needed in space | ComputerworldNASA and partner Made In Space are working to build a more sophisticated 3D printing center on the International Space Station that will allow astronauts to create tools and experimental equipment as they’re needed.

U.S. Military Space Plane Begins a Fourth (Mostly) Secret Mission

LightSail: Using sunlight to propel a spacecraft.Update, May 20, 2015 at 15:15 UTC: The Atlas V rocket launch went well, taking to the skies just after 15:00 UTC.  N.B. Scroll to the bottom for launch info. On Wednesday, if all goes well, the Planetary Society will test a new technology that could open up a new…
NASA’s $2.25M Challenge: 3D-Print a Space Base | Space | TechNewsWorldNASA and America Makes have challenged innovators in the additive construction market to design a habitat for deep space exploration for the first stage of the competition and to fabricate such facilities in the second phase. The organizations will award a $50,000 prize and a pair of $1.1 million purses for the winners of the multistage challenge. Registration opened for phase one on Saturday.
NASA’s Centennial Challenges | NASANASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
BBC – Future – Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?Elevators whisking people and cargo from Earth’s surface into space could end the era of rockets. But making them reality is challenging. Nic Fleming reports.
Jeff Bezos’ Spaceship Takes Flight – ForbesBlue Origin, the spaceship company founded by Jeff Bezos, had its first successful test flight yesterday.
Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Books

Transportation

NASA’s New Mars Rover Concept Looks Like the Batmobile, And It’s Awesome – ScienceAlertasdf
$800 Kiwano K01 monowheel electric scooter ticks all the boxesThe specs of the Kiwano K01 tick all the boxes, offering some considerable advantages over anything else in its class, and if the company’s claims prove correct, the emergence of a viable commuting machine for under US$1000.
Frenchman takes hoverboard for a spin over Arizona lake | Daily Mail OnlineFranky Zapata, a 37-year-old former professional jet ski driver, was seen flying his Flyboard Air hoverboard over Lake Havasu, Arizona, earlier this month.” name=”description
Chinese retail giant building one-ton delivery drones​Imagine our drone delivery future and what do you see soaring through the air? A carton of milk? A six-pack of beer? A 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage? The latter example might be a ridiculous one, but one Chinese retailer claims it will soon have the capacity to do just that.
The Electric Lilium Jet Hints at Future Air Taxis – Lovesick Cyborg : Lovesick CyborgThe German startup Lilium demonstrated the first vertical takeoff and landing test with an electric jet in the global race to develop urban air taxis.
Toyota powers big rigs with hydrogen fuel cellsToyota has reconfigured a heavy-duty Class 8 semi-truck to run on hydrogen fuel cells from the Mirai fuel cell car as part of a feasibility study examining the use of the technology in heavy-duty applications.
Latest Evo yacht unfolds to give passengers space to unwindEvo Yachts gained fame with an expandable deck that provides extra space for fun in the sun. Its original 43-foot yacht was a tough act to follow, but it’s risen to the challenge with the WA, which pairs its signature deck with a more open, walkable layout.​
VTOL electric plane with 36 engines has successful test flight | NextBigFuture.comVTOL electric plane with 36 engines has successful test flight and will enable air taxi service
Commercial flying car for $1.2 million each | NextBigFuture.comCommercial flying car for $1.2 million each
$5,700 electric micro-car seats 3, or carries 360 lb of cargoTake a mini-van and squish it to about a quarter size – that’s roughly what you’re looking at with the ZEV T3-1 Micro. This quirky, fully-enclosed, electric trike seats three if they’re skinny, but we see it being much more of a hit as a cargo carrier.
Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco | ReutersA Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020.
DARPA’s sub-scale VTOL X-Plane prototype completes flight testingAfter several years of development DARPA has successfully completed flight-testing of one of the most novel, and odd-looking, aircraft designs we’ve seen in some time – the sub-scale electric X-Plane.
Soon you’ll be able to go to work in a flying taxi | New York Post
Transboard folding e-scooter eats bumps to offer a smoother rideThe new Transboard scooter from Mercane Wheels borrows its suspension design from the automotive world. Mercane complements the suspension setup with a sharp design that folds in one swift motion, helping you motor your way from your doorstep to destinations of your choosing and back again.​​​​
How Jetpacks could shape the future of personal transport​​Earlier this month, we witnessed the first “civilian” flight of a real-life jetpack made by Jetpack Aviation. Founder and CEO David Mayman also shared his vision of a transportation future centered around jetpacks and other VTOL technology he’s working on today.
Singapore in talks with firms to try out ‘flying taxis’, Transport – THE BUSINESS TIMESTHE BUSINESS TIMES Transport – WANT to get back home at the end of the day in a levitating hovercraft?. Read more at The Business Times.
Brabus consolidates technology in its latest Business Lounge vanBrabus business vehicles have long been lusted after by workaholics and digital nomads the world over. Its latest Business Lounge puts more tech than ever at passenger fingertips. If you simply must travel by automobile, not private jet or superyacht, this is the way to do it.
Airbus Unveils a Flying Car Concept | Aviation
This Is How You Can Turn Your Honda Civic Into A Self Driving Car For Just $700Who needs a Tesla when you can build your own automated copilot using free hardware designs and software available online?
PAL-V flying three-wheeler being prepped for take offFlying car developer PAL-V is aiming to make good on its promise to be first to market. Following successful test flights and efforts to meet European and US road and aviation standards, the company has announced that its taking reservations for its dual-engined Liberty three-wheel gyrocopter.
Dubai to launch hover-taxi by JulyDubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a…
Jetpack pioneer David Mayman’s new electric VTOL flying car projectJetpack Aviation’s David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars. We spoke with Mayman at length about JPA’s new manned VTOL multirotor project.
Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here – IEEE SpectrumIf Rolls-Royce has its way, commercial vessels will soon have no crew on board
Airbus CEO sees ‘flying car’ prototype ready by end of year | ReutersAirbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.
AWD winter motorbike looks like it’s snow fun​​Although they’re not a common sight, there are already kits that let you replace a motorbike’s rear wheel with a snowmobile-like tread, and swap its front wheel with a ski. What could make a bike more snow-worthy than that? Well, how about if it had a powered tread in the front, too?
Autonomous truck platoons to roll into Singapore’s portsSingapore’s Ministry of Transport has announced a partnership with Toyota and Scania to develop and test a truck platooning system that hauls loads between terminals at its busy shipping ports.
Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle follows you around like a puppyOne of the cutest things we’ve seen at CES 2017 is Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle – a modified NC750S that uses technology derived from Honda’s self-balancing unicycles to keep itself upright. Plus, it can follow you around like a puppy at walking pace, which is adorable.
Israel’s flying car passenger drone moves closer to delivery | ReutersAfter 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.
“Mythical” bike features built-in computer and power meterThe SpeedX Unicorn road bike features a built-in (but removable) cycling computer, along with an integrated power meter, hydraulic disc brakes and electronic shifting.
Review: Navdy head-up display for whatever you drive Add-on head-up displays are a nice option for those who want to upgrade their car, but can’t afford a car upgrade. We spent around a month with the Navdy HUD and found it to be a welcome addition to our dashboard.
2016: A tipping point for excitement in self-driving cars – Dec. 21, 2016As the world focused on an election, an industry quietly took off.
Elon Musk: To Eliminate Traffic “I’m Going to Build A Machine and Just Start Digging”In a series of Tweets, Elon Musk said he might just be serious about building a company dedicated to boring tunnels to alleviate traffic congestion. This Earth-based venture could prove useful in developing infrastructure to aid our future colonization of Mars.
Car User Interfaces to Get Schooled by AI Machine Learning | Digital TrendsTier 1 automotive user interface supplier UIEvolution changes name to Xevo for anticipated acquisition of machine-learning big data pioneers Surround.io.
Moving Platforms Could Keep High-Speed Trains EfficientSwitch trains without ever slowing down.
2016 powers up: The best electric vehicles of the year2016 was a big year for the electric vehicle. It saw the much-anticipated Tesla everyman EV, production car-previewing EV concepts from major manufacturers, increased driving ranges, new lightning-quick electric supercars, and a few EV world records.
Electric hydrofoil finally ready to skim the wavesStraddling the line between inspired and insane, the Quadrofoil Q2 is a two-seater, four-legged hydrofoil watercraft that has a top speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). Four years in the making and expected to ship early last year, the watercraft is finally reported ready for production.
Electric ATV is ready to create a buzzIf you already know of Daymak, it’s likely because of its off-road electric scooters. What you might not realize, however, is that the company recently ventured into the world of four-wheelers. Its latest creation is the fully-electric all-wheel-drive Ultra Beast ATV.
The wettest, wildest water toys of 2016Now that 2016’s jetting toward a close, we’ve gone back through our coverage to bring you our very favorite water toys in a list that includes multifunctional jet drives, floating multi-person lounges, folding and inflatable watercraft, deep-diving personal submarines and more.
Electric skateboard has no use for four wheelsWhile they’re certainly not common, we have seen two-wheeled skateboards before. So, what does a company do if it wants its two-wheeler to stand out? Well, it could always add an electric motor, which is just what China’s Yiimix has done with the Yiiboard.
Self-balancing motorbike makes a standAre you one of those people who like the idea of a motorcycle, but aren’t comfortable with the whole “keeping your balance” thing? If you are, then Thrustcycle Enterprises’ self-balancing GyroCycle may be for you.
Unmanned UH-1H helicopter in the worksIn North Virginia, Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it’s integrating the company’s Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System on a UH-1H helicopter as part of a program to produce a “platform agnostic” system that can be used on almost any VTOL aircraft to make it pilot optional.
Ford employee designs funky Carr-E for crucial last-mile commuteFord threw the last-mile transport conundrum over to its employees in the Last Mile Mobility Challenge, which returned over 600 potential solutions. Among the finalists is the Carr-E, which slots into a car’s spare wheel well.
Easily-built wheelchair goes off-road in developing countriesA new wheelchair has been designed to make life easier for individuals living with disabilities in developing regions. The SafariSeat, from London-based Uji, is aimed at being affordable, easy to repair with inexpensive parts, and able to be manufactured and repaired locally.
Google co-founder’s reported ‘flying car’ spotted hovering in HollisterHOLLISTER >> Even from a few hundred yards away, the aircraft made a noise strikingly different from the roar of a typical plane.“It sounded like an electric motor running, just a high-pitched whine,” said Steve Eggleston, a
New tilting 3-wheeler concept promises wild 52-degree lean anglesThe absurdly named Narrow Tilting Vehicle with Non-Tilting Wheels (or NTVNTW) is a narrow track reverse trike that promises an amazing cornering experience with 52 degrees of lean and three flat car tires giving a huge grippy contact patch and excellent stability.
Building a Futuristic City: First Hyperloop in Dubai Won’t Be Carrying PeopleThe Dubai Future Accelerators is a 12-week intensive program for tech companies and entrepreneurs in Dubai to create breakthrough solutions that address seven key civic challenges. During the program, Hyperloop One will be working on the world’s first Hyperloop in close partnership with the government of the United Arab Emirates.
The Oasis Self-Driving Car is a Living Room and Vehicle All-in-OneRinspeed Oasis’ concept car is being unveiled at the upcoming CES slated for January 2017. The car features a TV, a windshield that can provide full multimedia immersion, augmented reality displays, and a place to grow radishes under the windscreen.

 

The Dubai Hyperloop: Superfast Transport Surges Closer to RealityThe Hyperloop is a form of high-speed transport that could travel at more than 1,200 km/h and connect our world in ways the previous generations only dreamed An international competition hosted by Dubai’s Future Foundation aimed at bringing this technology to life just announced its winner.
Greyp trades power for range with street-legal G12H e-bikeThe Greyp G12S was a beast of an e-bike, but its power kept it mostly in the dirt. Now Greyp has toned it down with the G12H, a street-legal version that trades in the 70 km/h top speed of its predecessor’s Power mode for a battery with twice the capacity and a range of up to 240 km (149 miles).

 

MIT’s “Moral Machine” Lets You Decide Who Lives & Dies in Self-Driving Car CrashesMIT’S 13-point exercise lets users weigh the life-and-death decisions that self-driving cars could face in the future. Projects like the “Moral Machine” give engineers insight into how they should code complex decision-making capabilities into AI.
Hydrogen Powered Cars Are Ready To Hit The StreetsRiversimple announced the first trial of its hydrogen-powered Rasa city car.
Ford Is One Step Closer To Creating The Car Of The FutureFord is targeting a fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021.
Iveco’s blue-sky concept imagines the future of truckingIveco has premiered its long-haul concept truck, the Z Truck, which explores how alternative energy, new technologies and automated driving may change trucking in the future.
Axial stack battery design could unlock the era of supersonic electric airlinersLuke Workman is a complete maniac. He’s also one of the world’s leading lithium battery pack designers for electric vehicles, and he’s come up with a revolutionary battery design that he says could bring on clean, quiet, long-distance, commercial-scale supersonic airliners.
Solar panels cut down on range anxiety in German compact EVFrom fast charging to fuel cells, eking more mileage out of batteries will be crucial if electric cars are to win over devotees of gas and diesel. German company Sono Motors plans on using solar panels to solve the problem, with its compact Sion commuter.
The Commuter Car of the FutureThree wheels, one seat and a range of up to 100 miles.
Subscribe and drive service promises car ownership alternativeRide-sharing and carpooling services already offer ways to get around town without having to own a car. Dutch startup Amber is launching a no-hassle on-demand car-sharing service that will feature its own electric car, the Amber One, that’s been specifically designed for sharing.
Udacity Is Building a Self-Driving Car, and They’re Opensourcing ItUdacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun has announced that the online learning company will be building its own self-driving car, and then opensource everything they develop.
Venturi resets electric vehicle world speed record at 341 mphThe electric vehicle world speed record has remained steady since the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 electric streamliner set a 307.7-mph (495 km/h) mark in 2010. That changed on Monday, when the VBB-3 sped to a new electric vehicle record just over 341.4 mph (549.4 km/h).
NASA backs X-plane development of twin-hull Aurora D8 airlinerNASA has awarded a six-month US$2.9 million contract to Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop a scaled demonstration version of its Aurora D8 airliner. Described as “changing the paradigm,” the D8 is designed to significantly improve airliner performance by 2027.
Peugeot ups the Dakar ante with all-new 3008 DKRThe Peugeot 2008 DKR came, it improved, and it conquered. And now it steps aside to make room for an official successor, the equally angry and intimidating 3008 DKR.
Electric bus covers 600 miles on single chargeProterra latest electric bus, the Catalyst E2, has logged more the 600 miles (966 km) on a single charge under test conditions at the Michelin proving grounds in South Carolina.
High-powered SS18 yacht soars through the waterWith a cockpit hovering high above two massive water skis, the all-new SS18 from London’s Glider Yachts looks more like an amphibious UFO than any yacht or boat we might compare it to. But it’s designed for much more than just unique looks.
Bosch doubles e-bike battery power and rangeCiting e-biking as the hottest topic in the bicycle industry, Bosch revealed a new dual-battery pack at Eurobike 2016 last week. The new DualBattery system puts double the capacity into Bosch’s electric drives, taking electric-assist pedaling new distances.
Pininfarina sets its design prowess to evolving the e-bikePininfarina has developed an unparalleled reputation for beautiful design thanks mostly to its history of shaping some of the world’s most desired cars. Can it make the same impact on the electric bicycle?
Peugeot’s electric bike folds in a snapPeugeot started life making coffee mills, before jumping into bikes in 1830. Although it’s found a niche in the automotive world since, occasionally it dabbles in the two-wheeled game. The electric eF01 is the latest, aimed at making last mile transport a sweat-free enterprise.
New system could bring HUD to more helmetsChances are that head-up display (HUD) systems are the next big thing in motorcycle helmet tech, with several startups developing such systems. Seemore’s HUD module is designed to be factory-fitted to helmets, offering an abundance of features that include a group interaction tool.
This is the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike – FuturityA team of engineering students has designed and built the lightest aircraft in the world that can take off and land with wheels while carrying a pilot.
Bixpy: The World’s First Water Propulsion SystemThe Bixpy Jet weighs only 1 kg (2 lb) and is roughly the size of a 1 L water bottle.
The Icon A5 Is The Closest Thing To A Flying Car You Can BuyIcon A5 is made of carbon-fiber materials and can takeoff from land or water.
Volvo Trucks confirms new speed records for 2,400-hp Iron KnightVolvo Trucks is claiming two new world land speed records. It’s custom-built “Iron Knight” truck reportedly achieved an average speed of 131.29 km/h (81.58 mph) and a time of 13.71 seconds over 500 m (1,640 ft) and 169 km/h (105 mph) with a time of 21.29 seconds over 1,000 m (3,281 ft).
Under the hood of University of Michigan’s challenge-winning solar carEarlier this month, the University of Michigan won the American Solar Challenge, a biennial competition to design, build and drive solar-powered cars across the US. Its car, Aurum, finished a remarkable 11 hours ahead of the second placed car, so we took a look at what makes it tick.
Cyclotron: A Futuristic, Self-Driving Motorcycle That Will Transform How We TravelA concept vehicle inspired by the Tron Light Cycle reimagines travel as a convenient, sleek, and hassle-free system.
Oddball electric scooter makes it to productionWe come across a lot of out of the box ideas aiming to revolutionize the way we move. The BOXX scooter from 2012 fits the bill in more ways than one. Back then the team behind the wacky e-bike design was chasing preorders. In 2016, it’s a production reality.
Autonomous Airbus drones could be flying us to work by 2027Congestion is at an all-time high, and there’s no respite in sight for motorists. Airbus thinks autonomous commuter aircraft could be the solution, and is actively working to make it happen within the next decade.
Self-driving bus goes toe-to-toe with traffic in Helsinki Helsinki has welcomed the driverless EZ10 bus onto its roads, but this project will be a little different to the closed-loop trials to go before it. In the city’s Hernesaari district, the bus will be let off the leash along routes with real traffic for the first time.
NASA Is Building The Aircraft Of The FutureWe are entering a new generation of flight.
Meet The iTank, The Three-Wheeled Scooter Of The FutureKartik Ram, the guy behind the Zeitgeist electric bike, has just started the Kickstarter campaign for the Doohan EV3 iTank, a three-wheeled electric scooter of the future.
Fly Around Any Course With This Golf Cart JetpackThe BW-AIr Jetpack is equipped with a 210 horsepower engine and two propellers.
World’s largest aircraft greets the public ahead of first flight testsThe world’s largest aircraft made its first public outing this week when Hybrid Air Vehicles’ helium-buoyant Airlander 10 airship was guided out of its hangar at RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, ahead of a short series of ground tests in anticipation of its first flight in Britain.
Dubai’s Designing A Hyperloop That Could Travel 65 Miles in Ten MinutesDubai has announced that they will be hosting the “Build Earth Live” contest, a 48-hour competition with over 100 teams from all over the globe working to design a Hyperloop that would take people from Dubai to Fujairah (65 miles) in less than ten minutes.
Hyperloop One plans to take supersonic tube transport underwaterHyperloop board member Peter Diamandis has confirmed in an interview with “Business Insider” that the company is interested in producing an underwater version of its tube transportation system.
Torpedo-like jet drive propels over or under the waterQuite similar to the Bixpy Jet we covered last month, the Scubajet brings an electrified boost to canoeing, paddleboarding, scuba diving and more. A 3.1-kW water-cooled motor sucks water in through the 360-degree intake, delivering quick, reactive propulsion at the push of the remote control.
Roborace reveals what’s under the skin of its enigmatic self-driving race carAnyone who thinks racing is all about the drivers is in for a rude shock. Roborace will run alongside Formula E, but details about how the cars would actually work have been hard to come by. Now, we finally have a bit more info about what will make it tick.
China Just Tested Their Elevated Bus That Cars Can Drive UnderA mock-up of the Chinese straddling bus was unveiled in Qinhuangdao city. The bus can carry up to 300 passengers at a time, and does not disrupt the regular flow of vehicles on the road.
New Tech Can Track What You Do Inside Your Car…For Your Own GoodA new sensor system is made to focus on analyzing what’s going on inside a car instead of outside. The camera-based technology aims to give assistance to the drivers, add safety measures for passengers, and assist partially autonomous cars in the future.
A Solar-Powered Plane Just Completed Its First Test FlightA pilot flew VO-Substrata for about 20 minutes in Long Island.
The best foldable fat-wheel 2WD Russian motorcycle you’ll see all dayWith 12-inch wide, 25-inch diameter fat wheels and a simple two-wheel drive system, this unique and “distinctive” Russian ag bike can crawl its way through all kinds of mud and slush. It’s light enough to haul over obstacles, and it pulls apart quickly to fit in the back of a car.
Mercedes electrifies the heavy distribution truckNot so long ago, the idea of a fully electric heavy truck simply wouldn’t have been entertained. Today, however, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 26-tonne (28.7-ton) electrically powered Urban eTruck, which points to a future of zero emission, noise-free large truck deliveries.
Move over casinos – Las Vegas now has a Hyperloop factoryWe’ve been hearing a lot about the Hyperloop lately, but we haven’t heard much about where its parts will be made. That changed today, as parent company Hyperloop One announced the opening of the “First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant in the World.”
World’s largest amphibious plane from China ready to sail and soarChina just just taken the wraps off what is the world’s largest amphibious plane. Made by the state’s aircraft maker, the AG600 is around the size of of a Boeing 737 and will be used to dowse forest fires and rescue people in danger offshore.
Man levitates on terrifying gasoline-powered flying carpetEight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers. One tube lattice frame, a simple seat and a hobby-grade R/C controller wired in. What could possibly go wrong? This Swedish engineer displays a pair of colossal cojones as he puts his home-made flying carpet to the test.
Solar Impulse 2 heads for finish line in round-the-world flightSolar Impulse 2 has taken off on what is expected to be the final leg of its solar-powered round-the-world voyage. The single-seater aircraft took off today from Cairo International Airport with Bertrand Piccard at the controls.
Successful wind tunnel testing brings flying wakeboard closer to takeoffThe Wingboard, designed to place riders behind a plane so they can wakeboard through the sky, has just successfully completed its first wind tunnel flight testing, edging the creator closer to his lifelong dream of recreating the cloudsurfing bear cub from the Disney series Talespin.
Flyboard Air creator bought by US counter explosives companyIn April, Franky Zapata showed off the Flyboard Air; an impressive personal flight system that quickly started breaking records. Now, US company Implant Sciences has announcing its intention to purchase Zapata Industries.
Eco-minded commuters could soon be pedalling a PEBLPerhaps you’re one of those people who doesn’t own a car, but who sometimes needs a vehicle that’s a bit “more” than a bicycle. If you are, then better.bike’s PEBL velomobile might be what you’re looking for.
New Futuristic Flying Car Unveiled, Will Hit the Skies Next YearThe AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest version of the vehicle that will allow us to drive on the road and fly through the air.
This New High-Speed Rail Is Set to Transform How We TravelA Melbourne-based company may hold the key to Australia’s first high-speed rail system, and without any government funding.
Quadricycle concept offers convertible take on velomobilesWith so much focus on sustainable urban transport, there are numerous vehicles that split the difference between the bicycle and the motorized vehicle. One of the latest additions to this growing category is the Schaeffler Bio-hybrid, a pedal-assist quadricycle concept with convertible roof.
Hyperloop One Optimistic Over Helsinki-Stockholm TrackHyperloop One is launching feasibility checks for a transportation network that could get you from Helsinki to Stockholm in 30 minutes.
All Electric Cars: What’s My Range?Ready to go electric? Here are the cars that will give you the least—and most—range anxiety.
The Driverless Future Has Arrived | RealClearPolicyIf you thought self-driving vehicles were still on the distant horizon, think again. Last week, Local Motors, in partnership with IBM, announced Olli, a self-driving transportation system that will…
Transform a Motorcycle Into A Jetski In 5 SecondsBiski has retracting wheels that fold into the body when it enters the water.
Dilbar superyacht delivered to Alisher Usmanov | Daily Mail OnlineDilbar is the biggest yacht in the world in terms of internal volume and the fourth longest in the world. She was custom built for Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov, who has a net worth of £9bn.
Rolls Royce’s New Concept Car is a Next Level Mobile VIP LoungeRolls Royce presents their own Vision 100 concept car and it is outrageously lavish. It’ a self-driving mobile VIP lounge comes with an AI assistant, a skylight canopy, a “personal red carpet”, and spacious as it is cozy.
Flying Cars: A Future Buyer’s Guide [Infographic]Meet the companies that will make you fly—or die trying.
Hyperloop One is Planning an Ultrafast Transport System—UnderwaterHyperloop One claims they can actually produce an underwater Hyperloop transport system—they’re just waiting for production costs to go down.
Antonov AN-225: The World’s Largest AircraftThe Antonov An-225 aircraft can carry a total (world record) of 279 tons of cargo.
There’s no such thing as a flying car | ComputerworldLarry Page is building an awesome flying machine that might be safe, quiet, affordable and eco-friendly. It’s just not a car.
Elon Musk: By 2018, Our Cars Will Have Complete AutonomyElon Musk is optimistic about when the world will have access to self-driving technology, stating that we will have totally autonomous cars in less than two years time.
0 to 400 mph in Only 2 Seconds: Super-High Speed Hyperloop is Heading to RussiaRussian scientists from St. Petersburg have been developing a version of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, hoping to implement it for use in the country’s domestic transport system.
Autonomous helicopter makes first 30 mile journey in Connecticut | Daily Mail OnlineTechnology developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has flown a helicopter 30 miles without a pilot. The flight was executed by an operator using only a tablet.
A New Uber Competitor Just Raised $16 million in Funding For Complete Autonomous TaxisAutonomous taxi startup nuTonomy has just raised $16 million in Series A funding, hoping to use the money to bring autonomous cars into reality by its self-imposed deadline in 2018.
Vibranium: Hyperloop Pods Will be Made From Super-Light “Smart Skin” That’s 10X Stronger Than SteelHyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) intends to build their Hyperloop capsules out of something called “Vibranium”—a super-strong and ultralight “smart” alloy embedded with diagnostic sensors.
This new bus drives right over traffic jams – ScienceAlertThis is the future
Light Rider Unveils The World’s First 3D Printed Electric MotorcycleAPWORKS, a subsidiary of Airbus that focuses on cutting edge engineering, just announced their new product– the Light Rider, a 3D metal printed motorcycle that claims to be the first of its kind.
Uber’s first self-driving car pulls out onto the streets of Pittsburgh – RoadshowThe ride-sharing company hopes its autonomous vehicles will help cut congestion in cities and reduce the number of traffic accidents.
This hypersonic jet engine just passed a crucial test in the Australian desert – ScienceAlertLondon to New York in 35 minutes just got more real.
Otto is Turning Trucks into Self-Driving GiantsOtto is on a mission to develop a kit that could be retrofitted to existing trucks to give them the self-driving functionality. While current laws still do not recognize AI’s as legal drivers, the company aims to apply them to Class 8 trucks.
Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highwaysSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. 
Movpak: The World’s First Backpack Electric VehicleThe Movpak has an impressive range of 14 miles and a top speed of 20mph. The longboard can also be controlled by either a controller or a smartphone.
This Wheel Can Turn Any Bike Into An Electric Bike In SecondsGeoOrbital wheels are capable of traveling up to 50 miles on a single charge.
Uber and Lyft shut down in Austin after voters defeat Proposition 1 | TechCrunchToday voters in Austin went to the polls to weigh in on Proposition 1, an attempt to overturn a bill requiring mandatory fingerprint-based criminal..
Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets | TechCrunchTesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car,..
This guy built a working hoverbike and somehow managed to not chop his legs off | TechCrunchIf I made a list of “People I admire greatly but that I’d probably never hang out with for fear of my life and limbs”, Colin Furze would be right at the top…
The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs | TechCrunchA convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more..
The Tiny, Electric Transport of TomorrowIt charges in 4 hours, weighs less than 35 pounds, and can power your laptop or phone as you travel.
Driverless pods will be on the roads of Singapore by the end of the year
Autonomous trucks drive 2,000km across Europe in platooning challenge – SlashGearWe all know that autonomous cars will make our roads safer and reduce traffic we have to deal with. The autonomous future also includes autonomous big rigs and
These Bionic Boots Let You Run 25 mph (40 km/h)Want to be an awesome super human? Well, now we’re one step closer, thanks to these DIY bionic boots.
Reaching Mach 6: Lockheed Martin Technology Makes Major Aircraft BreakthroughsThe key problem facing hypersonic aircraft is making a stable “scramjet” engine, which funnels oxygen from outside air to power the aircraft. Lockheed claims to have found a solution.

 

A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road – WSJThe Obama administration has proposed spending $4 billion to accelerate autonomous-car technology during the next decade. For $20,440, you can get a car capable of driving itself pretty well on a highway today.
Meet BMW’s Shape-Shifting “Car of the Future”The future of cars, as seen through the eyes of luxury automaker BMW, is impressive – to say the least.
Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Autopilot Is “a Breakthrough Technology” — The Motley FoolMIT Technology Review believes Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology is poised to “have a chance at solving a big problem.”
NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet | NASA
Terrafugia claims its TF-X will be ready to take to the skies by 2018 | Daily Mail OnlineAccording to Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, a full-size unmanned prototype is expected to be ready by 2018. The cars will then go on sale more widely in 2024.
Is the future commuting, rich, while lying down? | The TimesFor those battling their way to work this morning, the prospect of commuting in driverless electric vehicles may sound like a distant nirvana
Airlander 10 the world’s largest aircraft gets ready for take-off | Daily Mail Online
Elon Musk’s Next Project May Be a Vertically Launching Electric PlaneWhile addressing students for the Hyperloop Pod Awards, Elon Musk shares what his ‘next great idea’ will be – the electric aircraft.
Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads | Technology | The GuardianWePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Breaks Ground To Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop A Reality | TechCrunchMusk first proposed the Hyperloop, a vacuum tube intended to speedily shoot passengers at 800 mph from city to city, in 2013. The idea was to create a..
Faraday Future Unveils The Crazy Looking FFZERO1 Concept Car | TechCrunchElectric car company Faraday Future unveiled its first concept car, the FFZero1, at CES 2016 this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada. And true to earlier leaked..
Uber’s Testing A New Mass Transit Alternative | TechCrunchUber is gearing up to pilot a new ride-sharing service in Seattle called uberHOP, in an attempt to get “more butts into the backseats of fewer cars,”..
Find Which Uber Is Yours With Its New Colored-Coded SPOT Lights | TechCrunchOutside big events like concerts, tons of Ubers can be waiting, making it tough for passengers to figure out which car is theirs. That’s why last week I..
Meet Valkyrie, A Super Sleek Aircraft Taking On The Private Plane Industry | TechCrunchCobalt is a private aircraft manufacturer launching its first two models today. The fully-certified Co50 Valkyrie and its experimental version, the..
 Where are the hoverboards? Professor says not too far off
Tech Report: High tech transportation | Fox 59(October 16, 2015) – Technology is enabling plenty of new ways to get around. Rich Demuro tries out a few personal modes of transportation in today’s Tech Report.
Scoot Unleashes New Four-Wheeler Quad Cars On San Francisco Streets | TechCrunchScoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the..
Oil changes in 90 seconds? Castrol claims breakthroughCastrol, a division of BP, plans to announce Thursday that it has achieved a breakthrough in motor-oil system design that makes it easy to change the oil in a vehicle in 90 seconds.
Daimler Future Truck 2025 completes first autonomous highway runAs part of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 program, Daimler Trucks has taken the most advanced of its autonomous trucks for a spin on a section of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg, Germany.
Elon Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Reach 620 Miles On A Single Charge “Within A Year Or Two,” Be Fully Autonomous In “Three Years” | TechCrunchTesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with a Dutch TV show last week and had some interesting predictions to share. Asked, for example, when he thought the company..
First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands – TelegraphThe WEpod will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic, and take bookings via a dedicated app

 

Mercedes mulls over limo service with driverless carsMercedes-Benz is considering launching a limo service with driverless cars. ” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Hyperloop futuristic transport dream solidifies with appointment of CEO Rob Lloyd | ZDNetCan Hyperloop truly become reality? The company’s new CEO believes so.

 

The Race To Frictionless Parking | TechCrunchParking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily..
Best Electric Car For Avg American, Electric Car Charging 101… (Clean Transport Highlights) | CleanTechnica
 Self-driving golf carts
Autonomous vehicles share sidewalk space with pedestrians in six-day trial in Singaporean public garden
Could we fly from London to New York in an hour? – BBC NewsAirbus has had a patent approved for a super-powered jet but how realistic is it?
Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car | Technology | The GuardianExclusive: Correspondence obtained by the Guardian shows Project Titan is further along than many suspected and company is scouting for test locations

 

Apple Rumored to be Developing Massive Head-Up Display » AutoGuide.com NewsApple could be developing a new massive head up display. Get all the details in the project here.
Is This Flying Car Company For Real? | TechCrunchWe’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. Owning..
Our Cities Will Be Beautiful In The Driverless Future–But First We Have To Get There | Co.Exist | ideas + impactHow can we push past public fear and political red tape to get to the beautiful world that awaits when no one drives anymore?
Google reportedly set up its own stealth robocar company | FusionMeet Google Auto.
United Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to ‘automation issues’ – National | Globalnews.caAll United Airlines flights in the United States were grounded Wednesday morning due to “automation issues.”” itemprop=”description
Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is the size of a laptop and resembles a skateboard more than a car. The futuristic skateboard will have a price-tag of around 100,000 Japanese Yen (about $800).

 

Here’s A 3D-Printed, Self-Driving Mini Car | Gizmodo AustraliaI present to you the engineering equivalent of peanut butter and jelly: A self-driving vehicle that was 3D-printed. A prototype is currently being tes…
Taking A Spin On Bolt, The Tesla Of Electric Motorbikes | TechCrunchBolt is a San Francisco-based startup that makes electric motorbikes. The bikes are handmade in a small garage on the edge of town and come with the same type..
Students reveal Musk Hyperloop transit system in miniature | ZDNetTwo years of hard work have proven Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is at least, in theory, feasible.
Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: By Paul Lienert MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) – Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday…
Lexus video teases a ‘real’ magnetic hoverboardYes, we know – it’s 2015, the year Marty jumped to in Back to the Future 2 and you still don’t have a hoverboard. Right on time, Lexus has presented the
Helicopter Designs Embrace Cockpit Automation to Improve Safety – WSJConfronting persistently high helicopter accident rates, manufacturers, parts makers and operators are increasingly embracing automation as the key to safety improvements.
Smart cars to let you drive easy | Business LineAmidst all the hype about the driverless car, JLR is bringing a remote-controlled car closer to reality
Electric scooter with swappable batteries hits market – BBC NewsAn electric scooter with swappable batteries is to go on sale in Taiwan priced $4,140 (£2,600).

 

The US military is developing Star Wars-style hoverbikesLast time we heard from Malloy Aeronautics, it was testing hoverbike technology with a robot-carrying drone. A few months later, it’s partnering with a M
Uber dealt blow in California over ’employee’ driver – BBC NewsAn Uber driver in California is deemed an employee, not a contractor, in a ruling that could mean higher costs for the app-based taxi service.

 

Hyperloop Test Track Receives First Test Tube Set: From Elon Musk’s White Paper to Reality |
Driverless Cars are Coming to I-66, I-95, and the Beltway | WashingtonianCan self-driving cars fix some of Washington’s most notoriously congested roads? That’s the question the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute wants to answer by opening more than 70 highway miles in Northern Virginia to driverless vehicle testing. In partnership with the…
NHTSA shows off prototype that would prevent drunk drivingNHTSA is previewing safety systems to prevent drunk driving fatalities through an initiative called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program.
Video: Could planes create electricity from bendy wings in the future? – TelegraphOther ideas in plane-maker Airbus’ competition include drones to drive birds from airports and video-game sensors to avoid collisions.
 Aircraft saving money and the environment with 3-D printing
Driverless Airport Personal Transport whisks passengers from car park to terminal | Daily Mail OnlineThe semi-autonomous, electric-powered two-passenger vehicle will travel at three times walking speed to take passengers to their destination.
The Anti-High Speed Rail: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Gets California Test Track – Breitbart
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper | Virginia Tech News | Virginia TechVirginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are working on a new project involving connected-vehicle technology that could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights.
The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work? | WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper | Virginia Tech News | Virginia TechVirginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are working on a new project involving connected-vehicle technology that could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights.
The future of train safety lies in drones – The Washington PostAn experimental program led by the FAA could push drones into the hands of railroad companies inspecting their tracks for damage.
Revolutionary transportation ideas coming soon – CNN.comThe human race is poised to enter a new era of transportation that would have seemed miraculous just a few generations ago. ” name=”description
Japan’s maglev train sets world record: 603 kph – CNN.comIt’s a bird — It’s a plane — It’s an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.” name=”description
Five future transportation technologies that will actually happen | Fox NewsCars that drive themselves along pre-determined routes. Trains that use new magnetic rail systems. An amazing new train will speed along at 800 miles per hour. And these future innovations are not just spinning their wheels…=

Virtual Reality

Google Announces ‘WorldSense’ Inside-out Tracking for Standalone Daydream VR Headsets – Road to VR
Nintendo Switch offers an ideal blueprint for mass-consumer VRThe Nintendo Switch doesn’t have a lot in common with VR systems like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR. But if virtual reality companies want the tech to have its mainstream breakthrough moment, they’d be wise to study Nintendo’s approach.
Taclim haptic boots were made for VR walkin’Though Vive’s wands, the Oculus Touch controllers, and to a far lesser extent, the PSVR’s Move wands, do a reasonable job of bringing hands into VR worlds, feet are another story. Soon, we may be able to, almost literally, step into the shoes of our VR avatars with Cerevo’s Taclim.
Hands-on with HTC Vive’s barrier-breaking accessories​Today at CES, we experienced HTC’s latest additions to the Vive ecosystem​. The improved headphones and wireless adapter make the PC-powered VR headset easier to wear, while the ViveTracker dramatically expands the possibilities for the kinds of objects that can be used as a controller or gamepad.
Virtual Reality Makes Avatars More Important Than Ever | MotherboardImmersing yourself in an alternative universe is VR’s selling point. But how do the avatars that populate these worlds impact our experiences and our behaviour?
Top VR Developers Unite to Form the Global Virtual Reality AssociationIn the spirit of collaboration and cooperation, major players in the field of virtual reality (VR) have come together to form an organization that will facilitate the sharing of ideas. The specifics of how the organization will achieve its goals are unclear but the move toward transparency and cooperation is welcome news.
This is ‘year zero’ of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakersThe first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month.” name=”Description
Now You Can Taste And Chew In Virtual RealityUniversity of Tokyo researchers created a device that lets people eat virtual foods.
Why VR? The top 6 reasons to embrace virtual realityMention virtual reality (“VR”) and you’ll likely elicit one of two responses: either utmost enthusiasm and awareness, or something along the lines of Homer Simpson yelling “Neeeeerd!” But VR deserves to occupy a more substantive niche on the mainstream public radar, and here’s why.
Human Head Transplant Patient to Use VR to Prep for New BodyFirst head transplant patient will prepare with VR
VR lets expecting parents tour the womb for an early meeting with their unborn fetusScientists have used a mix of MRI, ultrasound and VR to produce 3D models of fetuses, a technology that could be used to avoid complications when it comes time to welcome them into the real world.
Google Earth gets the VR treatmentGoogle has given its Earth software a virtual reality makeover, today launching Google Earth VR to add another layer of immersion for globetrotters of the digital realm.
Cedars-Sinai Uses Virtual Reality to Provide Medical TherapyVirtual reality is giving hospital patients unforgettable experiences.
2016 VR Comparison GuideThis year will mark the first holiday season where kids young and old could be unwrapping gifts with virtual reality systems inside. It’s New Atlas’ 2016 VR Comparison Guide.
Of hardware and headsets: Oculus Chief Scientist on the future of VRWith the arrival of consumer virtual reality gear to the market, many tech evangelists insist VR is the next major computing platform. What hardware shortcomings need to be overcome in order to get there?
Code in Virtual RealityInto programming? Now you can be *into* programming.
MSI untethers VR gaming with new backpack PCVR can be a hazard if the cord wraps itself around your legs. Developers are beginning to solve that problem by stuffing the brains of the hardware into a backpack. Now MSI has announced the VR One, a lightweight backpack PC with hot-swappable batteries and the graphical grunt to run VR games.
The Dexmo Exoskeleton Lets You ‘Touch’ and ‘Feel’ in Virtual RealityDexmo will allow a person to physically touch the digital world by stimulating feeling with its cutting-edge variable force feedback and motion capture capabilities. Unfortunately though, we’ll have to wait a bit before we can own this device.
How VR is rewriting the rules of storytellingNew Atlas speaks to Eric Darnell, co-founder of Hollywood VR studio Baobab, and Google’s principle VR filmmaker Jessica Brillhart about the challenges in taking traditional storytelling into the nascent medium of virtual reality.
2016 Samsung Gear VR review: Still the best, as mobile VR (mostly) sits in neutralWith the new Galaxy Note 7 and its USB-C port (a first for the lineup), Samsung needed an updated Gear VR headset to support the new phone/port combo. But this is more than a compatibility update, if only by a little. Read on, as New Atlas reviews the more evolution than revolution 2016 Gear VR.
Intel’s Project Alloy: An all-in-one AR/VR headset that skips the controllersIntel just unveiled an all-new standalone VR headset: Project Alloy. With help from a colleague, CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the device onstage at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco. At first glance, it looks to be an ambitious, potentially powerful foray into VR.
Games, movies, movement and more: How far can VR go?With two major headsets launched and another on the way, virtual reality has filled up many of the tech headlines in 2016. Even with the the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive now on the market, VR still faces a number of tough hurdles before it can become ubiquitous, and here’s what we think lies ahead.
HTC’s VR app store isn’t playing gamesToday’s VR headsets all center around gaming. In an attempt to help highlight some content in other areas, HTC is preparing to launch an app store focused exclusively on things that don’t involve gaming.
Intel Made a Depth-Sensing Unicorn Horn For HTC’s Vive | Digital TrendsAn Intel employee added six depth-sensing cameras to the HTC Vive with a unicorn-horn-shaped peripheral. It can sense hand motions and obstacles.
HP’s VR Monitor Allows You To Control 3D Holograms The HP Zvr replaces bulky VR headsets with lightweight 3D glasses.
New Eye-Tracking VR Tech Can Read Your EmotionsAn optics company called Eyefluence has created a eyes-based VR interface that reads intent, interest, and emotion for a more immersive VR experience.
VR headset that relays facial expressions to the virtual worldVeeso is claimed to be the first VR headset to capture your face and transmit your expressions – and as a result, your emotions – onto a virtual avatar in real time. With it, the company is emphasizing emotional connections through video call apps and social games like poker.
The New Oculus Touch Plans To Change The VR GameOculus Touch is exclusively launching over 30 games for its platform.
Virtual Reality Food Lets You Enjoy Real Foods Without Any of the CaloriesProject Nourished lets you experience the taste, smell, and feel of your foods.
Google is reportedly announcing a standalone Android VR headset next week | TechCrunchGoogle is moving beyond Cardboard. The company will reportedly be announcing a standalone Android VR headset at next week’s Google I/O event. Entrepreneur..
Live-Stream Virtual Reality With This Tiny Camera Rig The Orah 4i is a small 360-degree live-streaming camera rig by VideoStitch that aims to make live-streaming virtual reality cheap and easy.
The World’s First Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset is Heading Your WayWith a fresh funding boost, the world may at last see FOVE’s VR headset with built-in eye-tracking capabilities in the latter half of the year.
This is Your Desktop in Virtual Reality, and it is AmazingWant to know what the future of computing will look like? Well, here you are.
Welcome to Hypnatia, The World’s First Fully Explorable Virtual Reality CityAll the objects in the city are completely crowdsourced, and players can own houses and engage in a whole range of leisurely activities
Control Virtual Reality With Your Hands, Thanks to Leap MotionThe Orion, a brand new hardware and software solution that’s built just for VR, allows users to control the virtual world using their hands.
How Virtual Reality Will Change Your Life – Boston Commons High Tech
7 Unexpected Virtual Reality Use Cases | TechCrunchSome amazing and inventive new ways to use VR technology are already appearing that could dramatically impact people in their daily lives.
The Critical Mass Of Virtual Reality | TechCrunchThe concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for several decades. Largely ignored by mainstream computing until about four years ago, VR technology has..
Oculus Founder: Cables To Be Major Obstacle In VR Industry For A Long Time | TechCrunchIt might sound obvious, but if you’re hoping that mom will want to hop into virtual reality while you make her drag around a bunch of ugly ass (and dangerous)..
Apple Shows Off Its First-Ever Piece Of Virtual Reality Content With U2 Music Video | TechCrunchAfter staying relatively quiet on the future of virtual reality, Apple has made its first foray into the space via a 360-degree U2 music video made available..
Virtual Reality gets real | Local News | St. Albert GazetteThe St. Albert Gazette, your source for St. Albert news, events, and community
Virtual Reality Armbands : feel virtual reality
Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable | TechCrunchAt half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream…
What Will the Virtual Reality Headset of 2018 Look Like?As part of our VR series, we asked experts in the industry to sketch us their vision of the virtual reality headset in the near future.
How Virtual Reality Works – Intel iQThree experts discuss new games and gear, as well as answer how virtual reality works.
Marriott Tests In-Room Virtual Reality Service | VarietyMarriott is giving travelers in New York and London the chance to try out bleeding-edge virtual reality tech in the privacy of their hotel rooms. The global hotel chain has launched a limited test of “VRoom Service” in partnership with Samsung Electronics.
A New and Improved $99 VR Headset That You Can Buy Right Now | WIREDThe VR One is still very much meant for developers, and has its bugs, but it’s easy to imagine the One becoming a cheap mobile option for VR enthusiasts.The VR One is still very much meant for developers, and has its bugs, but it’s easy to imagine the One becoming a cheap mobile option for VR enthusiasts.
Virtual Reality: The time has come – PC & Tech AuthorityThe once-bitten, twice-shy Jack Schofield thought VR was pure hype. Here, he reveals why the virtual revolution could be just months away., Misc Gadgets
A Maker’s Guide to the Metaverse – Singularity HUB
How We’re Battling Virtual Reality’s Dreaded Simulator Sickness – Singularity HUBThese are the technologies seeking to better approximate the real world in the virtual and ease the sickness and nausea caused by virtual reality.
Stories From Around the Web: Virtual Reality Is the Ultimate Empathy Machine – Singularity HUB
Should You Buy the Hype? An Inside Look at the Virtual Reality Landscape – Singularity HUBShould you buy virtual reality hype? We investigate trends on the state of the industry, including VR growth, investments and opportunities.
The VOID: a VR theme park coming to Pleasant Grove, UtahLooking for the best virtual reality experience? We can bet nothing will beat The VOID, a VR theme park opening in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Future of Virtual Reality Series Launches Today – Singularity HUB
Virtual Reality: Everything You Need to KnowThe long-promised technology is finally going mainstream this year. Here’s what you need to know
Tech: Virtual reality gets a reboot – Independent.ieVirtual reality died an unloved death in the 1990s with unreliable, unimpressive technology. But now VR is making a comeback with five rivals jostling to revolutionise gaming and comput
Oculus Rift took me for a ride in a real car during Honda’s trippy Dream Drive | PCWorldVR synced to the motion of the car took me from race track to the space station in the time is takes to circle a parking lot.
Virtual Reality Porn And The Future Of Loneliness | TechCrunchWelcome to the very-near future of porn. A few weeks back, a sex toy company called Lovense and a virtual reality porn company called VirtualRealPorn..
Samsung wearable to beat HoloLens with 3D-cam and 2x Glass – SlashGearSamsung may be next on the list of hardware companies to deliver a smart headset with dual-Google Glass-like displays, 3D cameras, and augmented
3 Places to Buy Cardboard VR If You Can’t Buy OnePlus Cardboard VR » Gadgets To Use
Need a Vacation? Here, Put On These VR Goggles. | Re/code“Americans are the absolute worst at taking time off for themselves.” Can Oculus help?
The hologram age is here with new 3D Humagram by ARHT MediaPaul Duffy’s HumaGram can capture a video image of a person and project it in 3D as a hologram, writes Simon Nettle.
Lucid Trips: A Virtual Planetary System Which Features a 3D Printable Art Gallery – 3DPrint.comLudic Trips is a virtual reality, geocaching experience that lets users build objects and navigate through a series of planetary dream worlds using motion controllers.
Oculus Rift Headset, Oculus Touch Controller Coming in 1Q 2016 | SocialTimes
Oculus’ virtual-reality headset to simulate touch, gestures – Post and CourierSAN FRANCISCO — Oculus is expanding its virtual-reality headset to simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing as part of its quest to blur the lines between the fake and genuine world.
Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras | TechCrunchGoogle wants YOU to test their Jump virtual reality video capture platform. Or, well, some of you. Maybe like two, given how I imagine the percentages will..
 Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark
Google is laying the foundation for the future of virtual reality right now | Business InsiderGoogle is the most important tech company in…
World’s lightest wireless immersive virtual reality glasses emerge: Dlodlo – San Diego Luxury Lifestyle | Examiner.comDlodlo, a global leader in virtual reality technology research and development, has ushered in a new era of VR with the recent release of their highly anticipat
Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR | Fox NewsVirtual Reality pioneer Oculus VR this week announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in recreating actual physical spaces in real time for insertion into a virtual reality environment. In other words, virtual reality just got real.

 

Google dives into virtual realityVirtual reality goes mainstream, with Google expected to announce an Android-based platform for head-mounted display hardware running immersive applications.
Meet the SVR Glass headset, a cheaper Galaxy Gear VR – CNETThis Chinese virtual reality headset will fit any phone with screen sizes ranging from 4.7 to 6 inches and it costs under $50.

 

Oculus’ next big move is to make VR a social experienceVR turned me into a movie character — a tiny, bright yellow firefly. But here’s the best part: I got to experience it with someone next to me, both lite
Mattel And Google Revive View-Master With Virtual RealityView-Master is back, and will show us a new way to look at 3-D images. Mattel and Google have swapped ideas to recreate one of the best children’s toys of all time. The new View-Master will allow kids to experience interactive, educational, and
Golden State Warriors experiment with virtual reality technology | UTSanDiego.comLed by marketing guru Kenny Lauer, the NBA Western Conference finalist Golden State Warriors have experimented with virtual reality technology this season to try to enhance their fans’ game experience

 

Virtual Reality Can Make You Feel. Can It Also Make You Think? | Re/codeThe answer has important implications for journalism, documentaries and academic research.
Virtual reality QB trainer a “game changer” | UTSanDiego.comSan Diego native Derek Belch, a former Stanford football coach, has devised a virtual reality quarterback and football training tool that will revolutionize the way players watch film and learn the game Page 1 of 5
Virtual reality set to change ad tech industry’s perception
Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free | Stuff.co.nzAn advanced virtual reality headset could be a game-changer for the entertainment industry and give people with disabilities new powers.
VRchitecture: Interactive Virtual Reality House Feels 90% Real | UrbanistNo matter how many drawings and models a client is shown, there is still a leap of imagination needed for someone to understand how a building design will …
Virtual reality headset sales explode – Business Insider Virtual reality headset shipments will create a $2.8 billion market by 2020.
3 virtual reality products will dominate our living rooms by this time next year – Business InsiderIt’s crazy but true: Virtual reality will be a real thing in people’s homes by this time next year.

Wearables

Smart rings galore at the London Wearable Technology ShowSmart rings galore at the London Wearable Technology Show
Why wear a smartwatch when you can wear a smart ring insteadWhy wear a smart watch when you can have a ring that does the same thing without the hassles of needing to wear a watch?
Disappearing ink, tech-tats & 3D printing: A look into the future of tattoosFrom tattoos that act as embedded sensors to high-tech ink that can be easily removed, tattoos in the new millennium may look similar to how they have in the past, but they’re set to get some added functionality.
Iron Gran: First fall-preventing exoskeleton for elderly paves way for boom in senior wearables – Factor
This prosthetic hand has a built-in eye for added accuracy | TechRadarBiomedical engineers at Newcastle University have developed a prosthetic hand that’s fitted with a camera to make it easier to pick things up.
Wearable ‘plasma paper’ kills all sorts of germs – FuturityA new paper-based sanitizer kills germs, like E. coli, by making plasma. Now scientists want to use it to create germ-fighting clothes and bandages.
The best golf tech of 2017 2 – Page 2 | ZDNetSmart gloves, glasses, transporters — even shoes that’ll up your game – Page 2
USC Researchers Develop Wearable That Can Predict Conflict In Couples | Digital TrendsThe University of Southern California has published the results of a study that set out to anticipate spousal conflict via machine learning.
Headsets are just the beginning: here’s what’s next for VR | TechRadarThink Oculus Rift and HTC are the end-all, be-all of VR? No way. They were just the beginning.
Scientists Are Developing A Contact Lens That Tells You When You Are SickThis IGZO biosensor can detect your blood’s glucose levels, along with a host of other diseases in the future.
The Commuter Trucker Jacket is a Connected Piece of Apparel from Levi’s and Google | Digital TrendsTwo years after first teasing us with its line of connected clothing, Google and Levi’s have put us out of our misery with the Commuter.
Inkjet-printed circuitry makes for cheaper electronic tattoosTattoos could soon have more practical uses. A team of researchers from Waseda University in Japan has developed a simple new method to manufacture electronic tattoos, printing the conductive “wiring” with a basic inkjet printer and joining components without the need for solder.
How your T-shirt could ‘speak’ via FM radio – FuturityA new method lets everyday objects like T-shirts and posters “talk” to you via FM radio. It takes “almost zero power” and won’t interrupt regular stations.
A Smart Bike Helmet Signals Where the Rider Is GoingFinally a helmet with blinkers!
Viper-inspired ‘skin’ could let prosthetics sense heat – FuturityArtificial skin that detects temperature changes borrows a trick from pit vipers. It could improve robots, bandages, and prosthetic limbs.
Meditation, massage and motion sickness: Testing five wellness wearablesWearables don’t always come in the forms of smartwatches​ and fitness trackers​. One subgenre is wellness wearables, which promise to do things like manipulate your mood or teach you to meditate. We took a handful for a test-drive.
The Motiv smart ring is a fitness tracking wearable for your fingerAlong with standard fitness wearable features, Motiv provides sleep insights and heart rate tracking capabilities.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Lenovo eyes off AR smart glasses for business use​Smart glasses once seemed like a gadget our future selves wouldn’t be able to go without, but they’ve mostly retreated from the public eye. Now Lenovo has set its sights on the augmented reality eyewear arena, with a business customer-focused pair of smart specs it calls New Glass C200.
Sci-Tech Today – Anti-Surveillance Clothing Hides Wearers from Facial Recognition
Android Wear: 16 Helpful Tips and Tricks | Digital TrendsThere’s more to Android Wear than you might think. Fortunately, these 16 tips and tricks will help you make the most of your smartwatch in a few minutes.
The best wearables of 2016“Wearable technology” can denote a wide variety of gadgets, from smartwatches and fitness trackers to full virtual reality systems. We spent plenty of time with all of the above in 2016: These are our picks for the best.
Future of work: Internet-connected overallsDevice and engine maker sees potential in $225 billion industrial Internet of Things economy.
How I became a cyborg and joined an underground medical movement – MarketWatchMarketWatch sent me to Pittsburgh to become a cyborg. I came back with a story about how health care could drive the next phase of integration between technology and the human body.
Adidas is selling 7,000 of these amazing shoes made from ocean waste – ScienceAlertWe want one.
New AI Powered Wearable Can Help the Blind Read and NavigateWith the prevalence of the visually impaired estimated to be above 7.3 million adults in the U.S., this artificially intelligent wearable can restore quality of life. Using artificial intelligence in conjunction with wearable technologies is leading toward innovation in accessibility for everyone.
Roving robots roam your clothesIf you don’t like the thought of bugs crawling all over you, then you might not like one possible direction in which the field of wearable electronics is heading. Scientists recently showcased their new Rovables robots, which are tiny devices that roam up and down a person’s clothing.
Far Eastern unveils latest garment sensor techFar Eastern unveils latest garment sensor tech
Hopped-up smartwatches gain new powersWe’ve already seen a number of interesting functions that can be performed by specially-designed prototype smartwatches. Now, however, researchers have developed a system that allows existing watches to recognize gestures, and identify objects held in the user’s hand.
DT10: The Future of Clothing Technology | Digital TrendsNo longer just a means for protecting us from the elements, tomorrow’s clothing will be stronger, lighter, more comfortable, custom fitted to us, and even smart enough to interact with our gadgets.
Stanford engineers develop a plastic clothing material that cools the skin | Stanford NewsResearchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer.
Ahead of Apple Watch 2, why smartwatches are still waiting for their breakout momentWith the Apple Watch 2.0 rumored to be arriving alongside the iPhone 7, we’re yet to see smartwatch sales hit the heights that seemed possible when the first Apple timepiece launched in March 2015. Can the new model get us interested in the smartwatch again? Or has its time already passed?
Smart tattoos with the Midas touch interfaceLooking to take on-skin technology beyond the medical monitoring arena, Microsoft Research and MIT are exploring the potential for functional temporary tattoos made from gold leaf that offer input, display and wireless communications capabilities, while looking fabulous.
Polar M600 merges Android Wear with high-end fitness trackingPolar is seriously old-school in the fitness tracking market, having launched a wireless, wearable heart rate monitor back in 1982. Now the company is diving into the smartwatch world with an Android Wear watch boasting its latest proprietary optical pulse monitoring tech and on-board GPS.
There’s A New Ultra-Thin, Skin-Like Display You Can Wear On Your WristTechnological trend has spurred the demand for wearable and transparent displays. In order to overcome the shortcomings of this device’s predecessors, a KAIST research team has developed an ultra-thin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable displays.
First Sneakers With Customizable LED Display Can Sync With Your Pokemon Go!Startup company Vixole Inc. has released some introductory videos of Vixole Matrix, the world’s first customizable e-sneaker that has an LED display. The product, which they are set to launch on Kickstarter in September, would be synchronizable to select AR/VR games.
Researchers have made a prosthetic arm based off Luke Skywalker’s – ScienceAlertTK
CLASSON Is The World’s Most Intelligent Bike Helmet The CLASSON helmet senses gestures and movements in its surroundings.
High-tech headwear speaks to you as you swimThe problem with swimmers’ watches is that users have to stop and look at them. That’s why Hong Kong-based Platysens created Marlin. It’s a head-worn system that delivers data verbally, via a bone conduction earpiece.
The Eyeborg: This Man Has A Prosthetic Eye CameraRob Spence has a prosthetic eye that features an embedded camera.
New Cyborg Roboglove Will Give You Superhuman StrengthAutomobile giant GM just created the RoboGlove to assist factory workers in their heavy lifting.
Researchers are a step closer to making a real-life invisibility cloak – ScienceAlertMischief managed.
Electronic “tattoo” muscles in on emotion mappingA team at Tel Aviv University’s (TAU’s) Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed an alternative to the invasive needle electrodes used in electromyotherapy, in the form of an electronic “tattoo” that unobtrusively monitors muscle activity.
New Smart Glasses Will Allow You To Control Computers With Just Your EyesEyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup that is working on technology for hands-free navigation that will allow people to control their computers with just their eyes using augmented reality glasses.
NASA Sensor Technology in Fabric to Revolutionize Textile IndustryUS researchers and entrepreneurs developed “clever” textile that can detect moisture in the air, gauge the outside temperature and even send health alerts.
This Device Charges Soliders’ Equipment During BattleSWIPES stands for the Soldier Wearable Integrated Power Equipment System.
Bras inspired the new Under Armour Speedform shoes with sensors – Tech InsiderUnder Armour gave Tech Insider an exclusive look at its new Speedform Gemini 2 Record Equipped shoes, launching July 1.
The Next Wearable Technology Could Be Your Skin
These wearables ‘gamify’ rehab after a stroke – FuturityWearable devices that link to smartphones could make the repetitive rehab exercises after a stroke a little less tedious.
IBM Patents Technology That Can Add Night Vision To Your GlassesIBM wants to give people night vision capabilities, and they are doing it using Google Glass. This patent “tricks” the eyes with red light in order to increase visibility when in a low light environment.
Meet The Vest That Gives You Massages On-The-GoThe AiraWear gives you personalized massages monitors your posture.
Check Out This Bendable Phone That You Can Wrap Around Your WristLenovo’s CTO Peter Hortensius presented two concept designs for a bendable smart phone that you can wear like a watch, and a bendable tablet at their Tech World 2016 expo.
Increase Your Typing Accuracy To 99% With This Futuristic Wearable KeyboardThe glove by Tap Strap is Bluetooth-enabled and works with any mobile device.
Skyn: The New Wearable That Could Saves Lives By Monitoring Blood Alcohol LevelIn the recent National Institute of Health (NIH) Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, breathalyzer company BACtrack won first prize for their non-invasive smart wearable biosensor, the BACtrack Skyn, that could continuously monitor blood alcohol content in real-time.
Sensors untapped: What wearables will measure in the futureAccelerometers, gyroscopes, altimeters and optical heart rate monitors. If you own a fitness tracker or a smartwatch and you pay attention to what’s inside that makes everything tick, then these terms will be familiar to you. These are the sensors that allow wearables to do things like record movement, count how many flights of stairs&#8230;
Prosthetic foot designed for really high heels – FuturityOver 2,000 US women have lost a leg or foot in military service, but the existing prosthetic feet limit their shoe choices. A new prototype aims higher.
Google and Levi’s team up on a “connected” jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more | TechCrunch At Google’s I/O conference today, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit offered an update on its interactive textiles project..
In-Ear Language Translators May Soon Be Here, Thanks to Waverly LabsNew York City-based company Waverly Labs says they will soon release the Pilot, a pair of in-ear translators designed to let people who speak different languages understand each other in real-time.
Change Colors, Not Clothes: New “Smart Thread” Can Make Chameleon-Like ClothingForget buying clothes in every shade of the rainbow…just flick a switch and change their color.
Google Wants to Inject Cyborg Lenses into Our EyeballsGoogle has filed a patent for a computerized lens that is inserted directly into the eye. This new tech could help those who suffer from common eye problems, but could also allow hackers a front row seat to our private lives.
ScienceAlertSony has filed a patent for contact lenses that record and store videos with the blink of an eye
Nike just unveiled the first real power-lacing sneaker, the HyperAdapt 1.0 | TechCrunchIt’s finally here. After teaming up with Michael J. Fox to tease us with self-lacing Nike Mags on Back To The Future day in October, Nike has finally..
Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band | TechCrunchMeet the new face of Fitbit. Called Alta, this new $130 fitness tracker is set to invigorate the company’s aging product line — if it’s not too late. The..
Wearable tech takes flight as UK airline EasyJet debuts LED and sensor-studded uniforms – CNETCrew at the short-haul airline could soon be sporting wearable tech to help light up your flight.
Wearable sensing fabrics: Knit it, braid it, turn it on and use it: New technology from old-school methods — ScienceDailyResearchers are using traditional kitting and braiding fabrication techniques to produce electrically conducting, wearable fabrics capable of sensing a wide range of human movement.” id=”metasummary
Wearables for business: Is there an enterprise play coming? | ZDNetGartner floats the idea that companies may want to ponder making their own wearable devices to reach business objectives. Here’s why the idea could work.
Here’s a look at the future trends in wearable technology – timesofindia-economictimesAdvertising in wearable technology is still in its nascent stage, but when it does catch up, with it will come an arsenal of ad analytics jargon specifically developed for the segment. BE predicts
Review: Motorola Shines with Complimentary Moto X and Moto 360 Duo
High-Tech Vest Would Protect Workers, Rescue Personnel From Highway HazardsVirginia Tech researchers hope to cut roadside dangers by using ever-shrinking radio sensors, GPS tracking, and connected vehicle technology to link highway workers to an alert network.
Wearables for Space Exploration | Wearable Technologies  Wearable technology didn’t just appear one day. It has taken the big thinkers of humanity, with dreams of traveling to other planets or universes to
For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Dylan TweneyBob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.
 Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly
A new technique could pave the way for ultra low power and high-security wireless communication systems
Breathe Easy With Spire – National Pop Culture | Examiner.comThere are many wearable devices on the market today which track activities.
Newest Tech Gadget Ralph Lauren Clothes | Guardian Liberty Voice
Smartwatches Decimated Traditional Watch Sales Last Month | TechCrunchAn NPD survey is suggesting that the Apple Watch has pushed watch sales to the lowest point since 2008. NPD has found that watchmakers sold $375 million worth..
 Fiber-like light emitting diodes for wearable displays
Wearable technology: Latest devices allow employers to track behaviour of their workers – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentIn the past, companies looking to increase the productivity of their staff may not have stretched much further than a modest increase to the Christmas bonus pot or the installation of a new coffee machine.
Gizmo Guy: Wearables GaloreWhat’s &quot;the next big thing&quot; in consumer electronics?<br/>Lots of smarties are betting on wearable tech: smart watches, health and exercise monitors, geared-up eyewear, tech-embedded clothing.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Wearable electronics: Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost
Mood-changing wearable tech sets pulses racing – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: By Matthew Stock Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer’s mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist. The makers of ‘doppel’ call it the next generation of wearable technology – one that can actually change the mood of the user.
Wearables 2.0 go beyond Fitbit – TwinCities.comGrandmothers are wearing Fitbit, Jawbone bracelets pack the shelves of big-box stores and Apple’s smartwatch is expected to be one of the most coveted Christmas gifts this year.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies What your clothes may literally say about you
New polymer-piezoelectric hybrid creates potential for ‘materials that compute’

 

Brightly: Bladder-sensing wearable tells those with incontinence when to pee.The chronic loss of bladder control is a complicated problem, not least because of the social stigma attached. It’s more common among older people—according to the CDC, over half of American adults at the ages of 65 and over are affected by incontinence—but it can happen to anyone, male or…
Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance
Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer – NYTimes.com
The Future Opportunities for App Developers through Wearable Glass App Development
Wearable technology poised to surge: things all CEOs & CIOs must knowEven when our fixture with smartphones as the ‘all-controlling’ hub continues to gather steam, there is yet another revolution ready to shake things up. We
Innovating for Impact: Wearables for Good | UNICEF InnovationWearable technology opens new channels for connecting the hardest to reach to services, to new ways for citizens to have their voices heard, and to new opportunities for civic engagement in larger government processes.
Wearable Technology and Real-Time Analytics to Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents | MINING.comBRIDGECREST MEDICAL, INC. is pleased to announce the publication of a new report: “How Wearables and Real-Time Data Can Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents.”
Wearable Tech: He who wears, wins – Part 2 | b2bmarketing.netThe kind of wearables this revolution will focus on and the industries they’ll disrupt
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused grapheneFlexible, wearable electronics may benefit from graphene microsupercapacitors infused with boron and made with a common laser at Rice University.
A day in the life of wearable technologyIn 2015, the International Data Corporation estimates that more than 45 million wearable tech gadgets will be distributed globally. Although that number reaches less than 1 percent of the world’s population, wearable technologies are situated to increasingly impact lives and industries as mobile leaders push digital boundaries.
Wearable gadgets portend vast health, research and privacy consequences | The Washington PostSpearheaded by the flood of wearable devices, a movement to quantify consumers’ lifestyles is evolving into big business with immense health and privacy ramifications
Intel’s button-size Curie will power all kinds of wearables – CNETIntel believes the chip will serve as a platform for new product. It is set to debut in the second half of the year.

IOT

John Deere leads the way with IoT-driven precision farmingPrecision farming driven by IoT technology let’s growers make the most of limited natural resources and feed more people.
Single Synthetic Sensor keeps watch over entire room​Thanks to the Internet of Things, the home of the future could be full of smart devices. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is trying to untangle that web, by developing a single device that uses a suite of sensors to monitor an entire room’s worth of regular appliances.
Intel believes 5G wireless could reach far beyond smartphones to smart things | VentureBeat | Business | by Dean TakahashiThe Internet of Things is expected to grow quickly to tens of billions of connected devices, from smart refrigerators to smart showers to smart cruise ships.
Tiny WiFi radio could get us closer to Internet of Things – FuturityHitchHike, a tiny, ultra-low-energy wireless radio, could make the Internet of Things less of a dream and more of a reality, its creators report.
Hacking Light Bulbs? New Study Exposes Weaknesses in the Internet of ThingsResearchers have discovered some glaring weaknesses in some of our IoT devices that allow for worms to creep in and wreak havoc. White hat hackers allow companies to fix these loophole prior to people with more dastardly intentions finding them.
The IoT market will grow through cannibalisation, says Tech Mahindra • The Register
The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Education : Tech : University HeraldThe Internet of Things has continuously made an impact in education not only in terms of learning but in teaching as well. It has also improved school security and economy.
Blockchain IoT Projects and Applications | 2016 GuideSearch and discover innovative IoT targeted Blockchain Dapps, DAO, and development projects.
What If Intelligent Machines Could Learn From Each Other?
Internet of Things Prompts Soaring Demand for Innovative Sensors – Investing News NetworkA new report from Lux Research identifies the market for innovative sensors as one to watch.
Stay Connected In The Ocean With Samsung’s Smart SurfboardIt features an LED display that’s powered your Galaxy s7 smartphone.
17 ways the Internet of Things can go horribly wrong | ZDNetIf the Internet is built into everything you own, none of it will be truly safe from hackers.
IoT Sensors Giving Low-Tech Industries High-Tech Benefits | Information Management OnlineIndustries such as manufacturing, commercial real estate, agriculture, and even waste management are being disrupted and revolutionized by IoT sensors.
An Internet of Things that will number ten billionsThe Internet of Things has reached 6.4 billion devices this year and is on the way to 21 billion by 2020, according to Gartner.
Roost’s smart home grows exponentially thanks to IFTTT – CNETThe 9-volt battery that retrofits your smoke detector with smarts will launch its own IFTTT channel later this month.
How Taylor Swift is using the Internet of Things in her concerts | Network WorldGo to a Taylor Swift concert and you’ll have a front row seat to an Internet of Things use case.
What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up? | TechCrunchAn old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll find a use for it.” Well, it’s been about seven years since there were officially more..
Marc Andreessen: ‘In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it’ – TelegraphStar venture capitalist Andreessen’s new $25m bet heralds the dawn of Internet of Things 2.0
How Intelligent Lighting Is Ushering In The Internet Of Buildings | TechCrunchThe LED revolution is over. To no one’s surprise, LEDs have won. Solid-state lighting is changing how we light the world, successfully displacing..
A whole new world: How IBM is gearing up for the Internet of Things | ZDNetIBM may have been involved in IoT for years, but now it’s upping the ante with a $3bn investment.
New Tiny Wireless Temperature Sensor Could Power IoT – Mobile Tech on Top Tech News
Amazon Launches AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things | TechCrunchMake way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space. Amazon today is announcing its long-awaited IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent..

Take 5: Understanding the internet of things by Brigid O Gorman

IoT Seen as Prelude to ‘Sensor Swarm’The current IT infrastructure shaped by the proliferation of mobile devices will soon give way to a “sensory swarm” that will overtake the current Internet
Making the ‘Internet of Things’ configuration more secure and easy-to-use — ScienceDailyWith an ever increasing number of everyday objects from our homes, workplaces and even from our wardrobes, getting connected to the Internet, known as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), researchers have identified easy-to-use techniques to configure IoT objects, to make them more secure and hence help protect them from online attacks.
The Internet of Underwater Things: How researchers are mimicking whales to network the seas | ZDNetAn EU-funded research project is looking into the untapped potential of seas, rivers, and lakes for providing internet access.
The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs | TechCrunchI received a lot of feedback on an article I wrote a few months ago about changing the way we perceive the “Things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The..
Connecting artificial intelligence with the internet of things | Technology | The GuardianWith the two technologies set to meet, lines between sci-fi and a high-tech new reality continue to blur. Industry experts see no reason to be fearful
‘Future Crimes’: A sober warning about the Internet of Things | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMarc Goodman will make you afraid to turn on your e-reader or laptop.
Amazon Echo: Ringmaster of the home automation IoT circus | ZDNetWith a $100M investment fund and the opening up of cloud service APIs and an SDK, Alexa and the Echo could become the brains of your home automation and IoT network.
Internet of Things: Arduino, Android, ESB | Java Code Geeks
Navigating the airport through the Internet of ThingsAirlines, it seems, are getting a little excited about the thought of the Internet of Things and what it could do for the traveller experience.
Google announces Brillo OS and Weave protocol for the Internet of Things | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Mark SullivanDevice makers will be able to bake the OS software onto the chips used in their devices, so that the devices can immediately connect with Android platforms.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warns of coming ‘internet of things’ bubbleApple co-founder Steve Wozniak has warned the burgeoning industry springing up around the so-called “internet of things” is already showing signs of …
Industry 4.0: It’s all about information technology this time | ZDNetThe so-called Industry 4.0 concept now being embraced in Europe predicts the Internet of Things will change manufacturing as we know it.
Samsung launches Artik chips for the Internet of Things – CNETSamsung Electronics President Young Sohn says the products, which combine hardware and software, are a complete system for building devices that connect to the Internet.

Home

Blue Heron tiny house cuts the cord, keeps the home comfortsCanada’s Rewild Homes recently completed this tidy tiny house on wheels that has a very livable looking layout suitable for one or two people. For those looking for maximum freedom, the Blue Heron is also off-grid ready and packs a solar system, batteries, and composting toilet.
Ultrasonic clothes dryers set to shake up the laundryLast year, ORNL scientists revealed they were working on ultrasonic clothes drying technology. At the time, they said they planned to implement the technology in a press dryer and a clothes dryer drum. A new video shows they’ve been true to their word.
Ultra-light micro-camper provides a Homie away from homeThose that liked the cute styling of the bike-towable Wide Path Camper but don’t have the required thighs of steel now have another option. A car-towable version, dubbed the Homie, is available, and includes a dining table, seating and a bed. It can also operate off-the-grid with solar power.
This home could be built using a hex key in under 24 hoursIn Beijing, even cramped apartments can fetch a small fortune, but PAO recently built a new prefab home for a first-time buyer for just US$10,000. Based on the firm’s patented panel system, it can potentially be assembled by a couple of unskilled people in as little as 24 hours using a hex key.
Bill Gates is backing a revolutionary waterless toilet – here’s how it works – ScienceAlert&nbsp;
Build your own tiny house with Bunk Box plansFor handy types happy to roll up their sleeves, PAD has collaborated with Shelter Wise to sell plans for its Bunk Box tiny house. Definitely on the smaller side, this model looks best suited as a weekender, second home, or perhaps a guest home.
Floating UFO expected to make sea landing in 2018Italian mini-yacht company Jet Capsule has unveiled an updated version of its UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) off-grid floating home. The UFO 2.0 is larger and more refined, and the firm hopes to get this one built with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.
This new home security system is centered around a flying camera droneThe Sunflower Home Awareness System makes use of “smart lights” that work in concert with a flying camera drone to keep an eye on your property.
EarthCruiser shrinks off-road expedition camping down to Tacoma sizeWhen you build some of the world’s largest, meanest six-figure off-road adventure trucks, at some point you may want to build something smaller to appeal to a different set of buyers. For EarthCruiser, that’s the GZL pickup camper.
Designers raise the roof for spacious container tiny homeWe’ve reported on plenty of container-based homes over the years but here’s one that really stands out thanks to its unusual styling. The unnamed dwelling is conceived as a non-towable tiny house and comprises a relatively roomy interior that includes a full-size bathroom.
Off-grid vacation home would change shape to suit the weatherMichael Jantzen has spent years exploring the idea of interactive architecture. His latest creation, the Malleable Autonomous Retreat House, is envisioned as a novel off-grid vacation home that would allow occupants to fine-tune their interaction with the elements.
Thiel-Funded Seasteading Institute Cutting Deal For First Floating Commune Off French Polynesia: SFist
The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is developing off-grid housing that produces its own food and power – ScienceAlertPlant-your-own everything.&nbsp;
Evapolar: The Tiny, Portable AC You Can Carry With YouEvapolar is a technology that uses evaporative cooling to help cool you down. While it is fantastic in dry climates, it really doesn’t work in humid areas.
Prototype tiny house can be assembled in just 3 hoursThe Czech Republic’s Pin-Up Houses has developed a prototype prefab tiny house that may lack in amenities, but excels in cost and speed of assembly. Named France, it comes in at just US$1,200, and takes a team of three just three hours to build.
Freedom tiny house offers big house comforts in a small spaceAs the tiny house scene continues to grow, we’re seeing increasing numbers of large and luxurious builds. The latest example of this trend comes is the Freedom tiny house, which boasts some big house comforts in a small space, including a large bathroom and a walk-in closet.
Amsterdam’s 3D-printed cabin offers tiny living by the canalA former industrial corner of Amsterdam is now home to a tiny new cabin offering urban dwellers a mini-retreat. Local firm DUS Architects 3D-printed the tiny guesthouse to accommodate short-term visitors, who can also enjoy the cabin’s own mini-garden and outdoor bathtub.
High-end prefab micro-home runs on or off-the-gridAvava Systems recently unveiled its debut micro-home, the Britespace. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, the diminutive dwelling can operate on or off-the-grid. It doesn’t come cheap though, with models starting at US$90,000 and rising all the way up to $184,000.
Bold Inventor Releases Futuristic Concept of a Self-Driving ApartmentImaginactive founder Charles Bombardier releases yet another wild futuristic concept: a self-driving apartment that can be driven like a car and raised up on a building to attach to your condominium unit.
Tiny home’s unusual layout maximizes available spaceFrench tiny house firm Baluchon recently completed the Odyssée. In a bid to make use of every inch of available space, the firm designed an unusual interior layout that features an upstairs lounge, a kitchen split into two, and another bedroom that could serve as a child’s room or guest room.
Bicycle-towed caravan due to begin shipping next monthThe Wide Path Camper is a folding caravan that’s towable by bicycle and sleeps two adults and a child. It’s due to roll out of the factory next month and will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900).
Scientists have made super-strong, transparent windows out of wood – ScienceAlertAmazing!
MIT Scientists Create Smart Window that Can Shut Out LightA team of researchers at MIT has found a way to create a smart window that can turn from transparent to almost black. Compared to other systems, this new technology responds fast and requires low power to work.
DARPA is Working to Make Homes That Grow And Can Repair ThemselvesDARPA has just launched the Engineering Living Materials program, with a vision to create building materials that grow on-site. The materials would be used to construct buildings that repair themselves and adapt to the environment.
Logitech Pop simplifies smart home controlLogitech has unveiled a button that can be used to control smart devices around the home. The Pop button will allow users to switch on lights, close the curtains and turn on the heating, or all three things at the same time.
Hybrid shelter lets you sleep high or lowCrua Outdoors, the force behind the insulated Thermo Tent, is bringing its camping innovation to the trees. The all-new Hybrid is a single-person shelter that’s part hammock, part bivy and part tent. And it even brings its own sleeping bag and inflatable mattress.
This Small Prefabricated Home Mixes Design And TechnologyKODA comes with a large living room, kitchen, laundry room, and one bathroom.
Low-cost 3D-printed shelter being built from clay and strawLast year we reported on Big Delta, a large 3D printer that showed promise as a method of creating low-cost housing by using mud or clay as a building material. Italy’s WASP appears to be making good on that promise with a new shelter that’s cost just €48 to build so far.
Off Grid caravan battles the bush to let you sleep in luxury’s lapJoining the ranks of off-road camping trailers built to navigate through and shelter in the most rugged slices of Earth, the new Lotus Off Grid brings a little more luxury than most. So you can get away from the everyday world … without giving up the parts you actually like.
Shed-like Tinhouse is a triumph of utilitarian designIf you tell someone their house looks like a shed, it isn’t usually taken as a compliment, but Rural Design’s Tinhouse was designed that way. Located in a rural plot in Scotland’s Isle of Skye, the appealing home echoes the modest agricultural buildings that dot the area.
Top tiny homes on the market todayThe tiny house scene has come a long way in recent years and we continue to be impressed at how firms manage to shoehorn more and more house into what’s really a very small space. Below, we’ve selected some of the best tiny houses currently available for purchase in Europe and North America.
This low-impact house is built from the Earth it stands onWhile undoubtedly modern, there’s an unassuming beauty to Cherem Arquitectos’ Casa Candaleria. It’s the perhaps the choice of materials that is most understated: the house is built from the Earth on which it stands.
Floating house breaks up when its owners doDeciding what to do with the house is a big concern for home-owning couples to sort out when they separate, but Prenuptial Housing takes the sting out of the process. Taking the view that love doesn’t last forever, the floating home splits when its owners do.
Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hoursEstonian firm Kodasema is developing a prefabricated concrete micro-home that can be assembled and installed on-site within just seven hours, then moved to another location with relative ease. It’s expected to fetch roughly €100,000 (around US$111,000).
This tiny house is big on luxuryWith tiny houses, luxury features can be left out due to to size constraints, and it’s unusual enough to see a model with a bathtub, let alone something fancier. The Alpha Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, is an exception, and boasts real luxury for such a small dwelling.
Robotic folding furniture makes the most of small living spaceGuided by the belief that living space, particularly in cities, has become “too expensive to be static,” furniture startup Ori Systems asked itself how to fit a living room, bedroom, closet and office into a 200-300 sq ft (19-28 sq m) apartment. Its answer is shape-shifting robotic furniture.
Meet The Pop-Up Tent That Can Also Charge Your PhoneThe Cinch! Tent can be installed quickly thanks to its U-shaped frame.
The Breathing Wall That Controls Your Home’s TemperatureBreathing Skins walls are able to breathe thanks to pneumatic facade technology.
Meet The World’s First Molecular Air PurifierMolekule is a cylinder less than a meter tall that sucks in and eliminates air pollutants.

 

Elon Musk’s new company is developing robots to do your housework – ScienceAlertTAKE MY MONEY.
The Bed That Makes ItselfThe Smart Bed can be made in just 50 seconds.
Welcome To The World Of Levitating PlantsA rotating container ensures that plants receive sunlight from all directions.
5 Of The Best Home Automation Products – Sublime Technologies5 of the most awesome home automation products you need to have in your home today! These products will change the way you live.
5 Of The Best Home Automation Products – Sublime Technologies5 of the most awesome home automation products you need to have in your home today! These products will change the way you live.
Zenbo: The Robot That Can Dance, Answer the Door, and Read You a StoryASUS unveiled its new Zenbo personal home robot. It can connect to your lights, TV, and AC. It can send messages to emergency responders. It can even read to you.
WATCH: This floating home lets you travel across the world off-grid – ScienceAlertThis is a UFO we want to be in
This Mug Can Cool Down Or Heat Up Any Drink On The GoYecup can keep its temperature for hours thanks to leak-proof stainless steel.
This tiny cardboard house takes 1 day to build and can last 100 years – ScienceAlertThe future of housing?
This floating UFO home lets you live off-grid on the ocean – ScienceAlertWe want one.
Scientists Invented A Sensor That Detects Air Pollutants In Houses : Tech : Science World ReportA graphene-based sensor is created to detect air pollution in a house.
Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge | TechCrunchToday’s retail economy is focused on acquisition and retention costs. Getting into people’s homes and turning them into long-term brand buyers is the..
New Smart Window Can Turn Opaque With Just The Flick Of A SwitchHarvard researchers have developed a new method of fogging up windows. It is far cheaper than any previous method, and takes just a second to transition.
Building a smarter home | TechCrunchThe Jetsons presented a highly entertaining vision of what homes of the future would look like. The animated television show anticipated a world where..
Predicting the Future: Here’s What Our Homes May Be Like in 100 YearsFlight, 3D printed furniture, deleteable walls – Here are just some of the things the next hundred years has to offer our homes.
5 Amazing Kitchen Innovations for 2016 | RealClearTechnology2016 is already well underway and one main trend continues gaining ground: smart homes. The kitchen is no exception, as there are exciting products due to hit the shelves for our kitchens of…
Breed-your-own insect ‘revolution’ for the kitchen – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Katharina Unger and Julia Kaisinger, 25 and 28, have developed a device to breed in the comfort of your own home the protein-rich grubs of the meal beetle, to then eat. “The first step is mentally to get over the fact that you are eating an insect.
LG Smart Security Release Date, Price and Specs – CNETEverything you need to know about the LG Smart Security, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
The Grillbot Is A Robot That Cleans Your Grill | TechCrunchLazy grillers, rejoice. Thanks to the Grillbot, you may never have to clean your grill again. Today at CES we discovered the Grillbot, and it’s exactly..
Samsung turns its TVs into smarthome hubsSamsung consumers will be able to do a lot more than change channels with its 2016 smart TV lineup.
Cards, codes, fingerprints the new key to home security, Tech News & Top Stories – The Straits TimesHome owners are increasingly opting to go keyless not just for their vehicles, but their homes as well, as the popularity of digital locks has surged over the past three years.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
10 Cool Things the Kitchen of the Future Will Do – IFT.org
Vizio Smart TVs Track Watching Habits To Work With Advertisers « CBS SacramentoVizio Smart TV, one of the most popular manufacturers, can track your viewing tendencies and report them to advertisers.
Pegasus Global Holdings is building $1bn ghost city in New Mexico | Daily Mail OnlinePegasus Global Holdings is planning to build a full-scale American town in the New Mexico desert, a place which they hope to open to researchers developing technologies for modern living.
Kits Make Tinkerers’ Home-Automation Dreams Come True – WSJUsing electronic building blocks from tech firms, people with even slight nerd tendencies are automating vital household tasks—like opening the drapes and watching the hamster.

 

The best gadgets for a smart, connected home | ZDNet A roundup of all the top Internet of Things, connected and smart gadgets out there to improve your home.
YO! Home: Rise of the transformer homes – CNN.comThe YO! Home is a box of tricks that aims to offer a solution to the challenge of constrained living space in cities by transforming one room into five. ” name=”description
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Revolv automation hub aims to unify your home | The VergeHome automation services that combine mobile technology with the devices in your house have been exploding in popularity over the past few years. Devices such as Sonos, Nest, and Philips Hue have…
Smart oven uses image recognition to cook the perfect meal every timeA San Francisco startup has created June, an “intelligent” oven that is able to automatically recognize the food you put in.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Holus brings 3D holograms to the home and officeEnter Holus, the first holographic display planning to reach your homes and offices. No longer do you have to be some Tony Stark-level millionaire to enjoy holographic content!
Is The Future Of Home Automation A Simple Black Cube? | Co.Design | business + designIf it only doubled as a coaster, we’d really have something.
Amazon Unbundles Alexa Virtual Assistant From Echo With New Dev Tools | TechCrunchAmazon has provided a strong answer to a desire I expressed only yesterday for broader software and hardware support for Alexa, its virtual assistant, and..
Five great WiFi thermostats to make your home smarter | iMoreLooking for a sweet new WiFi thermostat but not sure what’s out there? Take a look at these fine options.
5 Ways Google’s Brillo OS Will Transform Home Automation – Page: 1 | CRNBrillo, Google’s new Internet of Things platform unveiled at Google I/O, will reach various connected devices in the home. Page: 1
How would our homes look in the next 5 years? – San Francisco Green Careers | Examiner.comThe Smart Home of the future is all about the user experience: usability, convenience and comfort.
Tech analyst Rob Enderle’s tech filled home for sale – Silicon Valley Business JournalInfamous tech analyst Rob Enderle’s San Jose home is on the market. Here are all the high-tech features he has installed in the house over the years.
Long wait for humanoid bartenders | Stockholm Technology BlogMachines can learn language to some extent, but it’s harder to program the context and experience we rely on to not only understand language, but the things we
HoloLens working on way to project realistic 3D people in your homeMicrosoft is working on a way to create a more authentic augmented reality experience with the HoloLens. Microsoft’s challenge of tricking you into believing there are photorealistic 3D people exist

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Intel showcases future projects | Daily Mail OnlineThe future of technology will see computers reading your emotions, a smart home that always knows where you are, and drones with spatial awareness.
Does the Kitchen of the Future Already Exist? | Matthew RobinsonIs it possible to get to this state of kitchen automation before the 24th century?

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The Digital Health Hope: Transforming Outcomes in Health | RealClearHealthThere are more than 50 petabytes of data in the health care realm today. Analysis and the creative use of big data may likely hold the answers to solving many public health problems and curing…
MIT has developed colour-changing tattoo ink that monitors your health in real time – ScienceAlertPerfect for diabetics.
Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural | MIT NewsA new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and an artificial muscle graft, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.
Scientists have reversed age-related blindness by deliberately infecting eyes with a virus – ScienceAlertSymptoms almost completely disappeared.
Paging Dr. Siri | RealClearHealthSmart-phone apps are about to revolutionize medical care. These technologies can predict when cancer patients are about to relapse, detect rare side effects of experimental drugs, and prod patients…
Battery-free medical implants use body’s fluids as fuelA team of researchers has designed an exciting new energy storage system they call ‘a biological supercapacitor’ which could offer wearers battery-free implantable devices that never need to be replaced.
A capsule robot just took its maiden voyage – through a pig’s colon | TechRadarBiomedical engineers have developed a tiny, autonomous capsule that can perform a colonoscopy from within.
Artificial Intelligence can transform healthcareSingapore-based SGInnovate’s CEO explains why he thinks A.I. is poised to be a game-changer for the health care industry.
Forget BMI – we finally have a more accurate way to measure a healthy weight – ScienceAlertSo much better than BMI.
Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implantsDuke University is developing a cartilage-like material based on hydrogel that allows bioengineers to create bespoke artificial 3D-printed replacement parts for injured knees that are tailored to match the old part both in shape and mechanical properties.
CancerLocator Can Identify Location of Cancer from a Blood Sample | Digital TrendsResearchers have developed a one-two punch to help diagnose cancer by both detecting the disease and identifying its location.
Stem cell-infused mesh regrows torn rotator cuffsSurgery is sometimes required for torn rotator cuffs, although the weakened tendons will frequently just tear again after the operation. Now, however, scientists have developed a method of regenerating rotator cuff tendons, using a polymer mesh seeded with stem cells.
FDA approves home genetic tests for Alzheimer’s and other diseasesThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved into the market a direct-to-consumer genetic screening service after initially banning the device back in 2013 following concerns about the public health consequences of inaccurate results.
Urine samples could spare the needle in detecting prostate cancer​For decades, scientists have been using dogs’ incredible sense of smell as inspiration for new-age diagnostic devices. They are now reporting that they’ve identified key molecules in the scent of urine that seem to reveal prostate cancer in a subject.​​
Immortal stem cells let scientists create an unlimited supply of artificial blood – ScienceAlertThis is big.
Breast Cancer Cure: Future Treatment May Destroy ‘Incurable’ Triple Negative, Pancreatic Cancer CellsA new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel has discovered a natural process that is able to destroy “incurable” cancer cells without destroying healthy cells.
Irish study finds those eating more dairy are skinnier and don’t have higher cholesterol – ScienceAlertBut is it too good to be true?
Scientists have created an artificial retina implant that could restore vision to millions – ScienceAlertClinical trials set to begin this year.
Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needleYou’d be hard pressed to find anybody who would complain if scientists developed an alternative to the necessary evil of getting a jab at the doctor’s. Now researchers have developed the MucoJet, a pill-sized device that blasts vaccines through the inside of the cheek without pain or a professional.
Scientists Grow New Sensory Hair Cells to Restore Hearing Loss Using ‘Special Cocktail’ : News : Nature World NewsScientists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT Eye & Ear have created a new method to create progenitor cells that can become hair cells to restore hearing loss.
Magnetic implant puts the squeeze on drug delivery​When it comes to conditions that require patients to administer daily injections or take lots of pills, scientists are increasingly looking to drug-dispensing implants as a more convenient alternative. One of the latest such devices is activated simply by passing a magnet over the skin.
1-cent “lab on a chip” could save livesWith little more than a standard inkjet printer, some silicone, and a sheet of polymer film, Stanford researchers have created a reusable diagnostic “lab on a chip” that costs just 1 cent to make. This new technology could help vastly improve disease detection worldwide.
AI that knows you’re sick before you do: IBM’s five-year plan to remake healthcare | ZDNetA mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.
This cancer-spotting algorithm rivals dermatologists – FuturityA new algorithm can diagnose skin cancer just as accurately as a dermatologist. The researchers hope to get it onto your smartphone.
Amputee cats given bionic paws in groundbreaking surgeryTwo cats have been given a new lease of life in what is thought to be a surgery first for Europe aside from Britain.
Functional Heart Muscles Successfully Grown from Stem Cells for the First Time Ever – RealClearLifeScientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have successfully grown human heart tissue from stem cells for the first time.
New molecule knocks out superbugs’ immunity to antibiotics​One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most powerful antibiotics. Now researchers have created a new molecule that can make previously antibiotic-resistant bacteria vulnerable to existing drugs again.
Germ-killing dental implant has a heart of mouthwashBacterial biofilms can form on dental implants, causing infections. One approach to this problem has been to apply an antibacterial coating to the implant. Now, however, scientists have developed an implant that disperses an antimicrobial solution from the inside out.​
Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cellsResearchers at Pennsylvania State University have used human stem cells to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart. The new research may one day help replace damaged tissues caused by a heart attack or genetic defects
Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors – FuturityA detoxified version of salmonella is proving to be an unlikely weapon for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.
Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars – ScienceAlertLike it never happened.
Blood test ‘can predict how long people live’ | Health | Life & Style | Daily ExpressSCIENTISTS have discovered a simple blood test technique which can help to predict how long people will live.
Scientists have discovered an ‘off’ switch for the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing tool – ScienceAlertImportant.
Researchers Develop Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out TumorsNew research is being conducted to develop nanotechnology that teaches your immune system to destroy tumor cells, giving hope to the 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer. This research will need a very long time until it is available for treatment but recent advancements is cancer treatment are leaving a lot to get excited over.
Scientists identify unique “breathprint” of 17 diseasesCould a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of diseases bring us closer to the day when doctors might be able to use a medical tricorder a la Star Trek to instantly diagnose a patient’s conditions?
New Drug Transforms the Immune System to Slow the Progress of Multiple SclerosisThe Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. A new drug, Ocrelizumab, is the first known drug shown to work against the primary progressive form of MS by altering the immune system to slow damage to the brain.
Lasers Cure Nearly 50% of Patients With Prostate Cancer in New StudyVascular targeted photodynamic therapy uses optical fibers, bacteria from the ocean floor, and lasers to treat prostate cancer. In a trial for the treatment, only six percent of those who had cancer in remission needed to have their affected prostate removed.
Scientists have used ‘pregnancy fluid’ to strengthen ageing bones – ScienceAlertThey want to use it on astronauts.
Artificial leaf could make a medicinal mini-factoryLeaves are kind of like nature’s power plants, converting sunlight into energy for the plant. Now a team at Eindhoven University of Technology is using artificial leaves to produce chemicals, which could lead to solar-powered “mini-factories” that can create drugs and chemicals almost anywhere.
New Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Treat Osteoporosis and Restore BonesFour percent of all men over the age of fifty, and sixteen percent of women of the same age, suffer from osteoporosis in the United States. Researchers from University College London have discovered that stem cells found in human amniotic fluid could be used in a treatment to strengthen brittle bones.
Man born without a hand undergoes ‘world first’ surgery to have a new limb’ | Daily Mail OnlineThe 32-year-old, who has spent his life without his left hand, underwent a 13-hour procedure at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland, last week to have the new limb attached.” name=”description
Replacing eye’s gel restores vision after brain injury – FuturityEven months after traumatic brain injury, surgery can restore vision lost due to hemorrhaging in the eye, a small study shows.
New drug for UTIs could be an alternative to antibiotics – FuturityNew molecules called C-mannosides that stop UTIs in mice don’t kill microbes, which means bacteria would have a harder time evolving resistance to them.
Experimental Spinal Implant Improves Mobility and Grip 300% in QuadriplegicsIn an experimental new treatment, a 32-electrode stimulator was implanted near the C-5 vertebrae in the middle of a patient’s neck, below the site of his spinal injury. This procedure was first used on two cervical spinal-cord injury patients who displayed a 300% increase in finger mobility and grip strength.
Scientists reverse ageing in mammals and predict human trials within 10 yearsAn end to grey hair and crows-feet could be just 10 years away after scientists showed it is possible to reverse ageing in animals.
Could new bone-forming growth factor reverse osteoporosis? – Medical News TodayScientists have discovered a new bone-forming growth factor that could have implications for regenerative medicine. Osteoporosis could be reversed.
New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 VisionResearchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome. One month after the surgery, patients’ vision improved to an average of 20/40 from an average of 20/1290 and, within a few months, almost all patients had 20/20 vision.
This type of psychotherapy treats irritable bowels – FuturityOne type of psychotherapy seems to be the most effective at improving the ability of IBS patients to participate in daily activities.
This stick-on patch could one day save your life after a heart attack – ScienceAlertNo stitches required.
UC Davis Doctors Perform Surgery On Baby Still In The Womb « CBS SacramentoIn the last three years, a couple has dealt with infertility, miscarriages, a baby girl who was stillborn. Then their unborn son had a serious condition that threatened his life.
A New Aging Discovery Could Allow Humans to Extend Their LifespanBy observing the transparent cells of roundworms, researchers have uncovered a link between lifespan and the natural cellular process of RNA splicing. This research could lead to new breakthroughs in anti-aging treatments that would allow humans to indefinitely keep ourselves healthy, stalling death for as long as possible.
A first-of-its-kind HIV vaccine will move to phase II trials in 2017 – ScienceAlertIt’s an exciting time.
Scientists Target Protein Imbalance In Blood To Slow AgingIt seems the vampire-like draining of blood from the young is no longer a precondition for rejuvenating the aged. Recent research suggest the rejuvenating effects of youthful blood is more a matter of regulating the protein balance of “old” blood.
A man’s prostate cancer has disappeared with an experimental treatment – ScienceAlertThis is incredible.
Thanks to a Novel Protein, We Could Bring an End to ObesityObesity affects more than 600 million adults and around 41 million children under the age of 5 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers may have found a way to halt the development of both type 2 diabetes and obesity in humans using a recently discovered protein.
Slanted electrode implant restores movement to paralyzed limbsResearchers at OSU are working on a way to restore movement to paralyzed patients by means of tiny arrays of implantable electrodes. The team has demonstrated the electrodes’ potential in a cat, which provides hope not only for those with spinal cord injuries, but also people with prosthetic limbs.
Wearable device boosts fat loss in obese diabeticsRecent studies have shown that it is possible to reverse diabetes by targeting the fat in the pancreas or embarking on a low-calorie diet. Now, scientists at Kumamoto University have added another potential solution to the list: a wearable device that helps boost fat loss in obese patients.
Doctors grow man new ear on arm | Fox NewsA man in China who has gone without his right ear for the past year will soon have a new appendage after doctors grow the body part on his arm using part of his rib cartilage.
Paralyzed Monkeys Able to Walk Again With Brain Implant. Human Trials Are NextUsing a system of electrodes, transmitters, receivers, scientists were able to restore leg function in a primate, completely bypassing damaged nerves. While this remarkable feat may be decades away from human use, it is a promising development for the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries
3D model of mammary gland is breast cancer’s holy grail – Futurity“Developing a model of a normal breast with the actual architecture of a mammary gland has long been a holy grail for cancer researchers,” says Trevor Dale.
IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer CasesWatson recommended treatment plans that matched suggestions from oncologists in 99 percent of the cases it analyzed and offered options doctors missed in 30 percent of them. AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and case files than any human doctor could manage.
“Peanut patch” may save some livesIn western cultures, peanut allergies are the leading cause of food-related anaphylaxis death. Needless to say, therefore, people with such allergies need to be protected against exposure to the nuts – and a skin patch may help provide that protection.
Medicine Will Advance More in the Next 10 Years Than It Did in the Last 100
Gene-analyzing diet may help you fit into your jeansGeneralized diet advice aimed at “the average person” isn’t necessarily going to work for you. That’s why Habit was developed. The service creates unique diet plans tailored to each client, based on an analysis of their DNA.
Harvard researchers 3D print a heart-on-a-chipOrgans-on-chips are an emerging alternative to testing drugs, cosmetics and diseases on animals, but manufacturing and retrieving data from them can be costly and time-consuming. Now researchers at Harvard have developed new materials to 3D print the devices, including sensors to easily gather data.
This Low-Impact Treatment Can Replace Open Heart SurgeryPatients who thought they were inoperable now have a chance.
The Astonishing Healthcare Tech of the Future Is Arriving
Lung Cancer Treatment Breakthrough: Experimental Therapy 40% Better Than Chemotherapy At Preventing DeathsAn experimental drug proves better than standard chemotherapy in every way for patients with certain types of advanced lung cancer.
A Google Maps For The Human Body – The AtlanticA group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.
Scientists May Have Identified the Protein That Controls AgingTwo biochemists have discovered a link between a protein called carbonic anhydrase and aging in the brains and muscle cells of mice. While still in the early stages of development, their research could lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Doctors in Texas successfully transplanted a uterus from a living donor for the first time – ScienceAlert&quot;Even if through failure, I am going to make this work.&quot;
Cells grown on microfibers may help treat brain injuries – FuturityEngineers are designing microfibers that support cell growth. They could be useful tools for reconnecting damaged nerves and blood vessels.
Can Robot Pets Comfort You As Well As Real Ones? « CBS PhillyYour next Fido just might be a robot.
A Revolution in Heart Surgery: Scientists Create Artificial Blood Vessels That Grow NormallyNew artificial blood vessels were able to grow with the recipient in recent animal testing Researchers saw a 56% increase in diameter made of patients’ own cells.
Camera-loaded catheter streams live from inside arteries, removes plaque at same timeThe latest example of miniaturizing electronics having an impact in the medical world is a tiny camera no bigger than a grain of salt, which can be fixed to the end of a catheter and fed into arteries to provide surgeons tasked with removing plaque a live view from within.
You Can Now Use Your Smartphone to Detect This Blood ConditionMeasure hemoglobin and detect anemia with your smartphone!
Optical Defibrillator May be Gentler Way to Reset Your Heart | Digital TrendsResearchers from John Hopkins University have developed a gentler process that uses light to fix an arrhythmia without any significant damage to the heart.
The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old’s answer to antibiotic resistance – ScienceAlertCould this be the end of superbugs?
Optical Defibrillator May be Gentler Way to Reset Your Heart | Digital TrendsResearchers from John Hopkins University have developed a gentler process that uses light to fix an arrhythmia without any significant damage to the heart.
Common cold vaccine may be more than a dream – Futurity“We think that creating a vaccine for the common cold can be reduced to technical challenges related to manufacturing,” says Martin Moore.
World’s first ciliary microrobots could change the way we take medicineScience fiction is fast becoming reality, with scientists in South Korea developing an astonishingly fast-moving remote-controlled microrobot designed to travel through the human bloodstream to deliver treatment directly to the organs that need it.
New nano-therapy finds and kills deadly tumors – FuturityImmunotherapy is showing real promise for treating cancer. Now scientists are testing a way to enhance the therapy to kill the most deadly tumors.
Living Eye Implant Uses Lab-Grown Cells to Restore Sight
The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch
New Lasers Made of Blood Could Revolutionize Cancer DetectionScientists from the University of Michigan have engineered a better way to track tumors with a laser that uses human blood.
The US has given fast-track approval to a surprising new cancer drug – ScienceAlert&quot;Even when it’s killing cells, you feel great.&quot;
Cancer breakthrough: Scientists develop ‘smoke detector’ test that can spot disease before symptoms are noticeable | The IndependentA simple blood test that can detect cancer before any symptoms are noticeable has been developed by researchers. 
Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies
Regenerative Biology: Scientists Discovered A New Molecule That Regenerates Bone TissueResearchers from California discover the key to simplifying the creation of engineered bones: adenosine. This naturally occurring molecule can be injected into bone tissue to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate.
MIT’s 3D-Printed Shape-Shifting Objects Could Revolutionize MedicineUsing light, a team of MIT researchers were able to print 3D structures that “remember” their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures sprang back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature “sweet spot.”
New Artificial Retina Study Could Bring Electronic Sight to the BlindA team of scientists claim they have identified two factors that limit the resolution of retinal prostheses. Armed with the findings, the team hopes to open the way towards making promising improvements to retinal prostheses for humans.
The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch
Could This Breakthrough Mean the End of Skin Cancer? – The Daily BeastResearchers at Tel Aviv University say they’ve found a way to stop the spread of the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
Paralyzed Man Regains Hand Movement, Thanks to First-Ever Nerve-Transfer SurgeryBeginning with a twitch in his fingers about six months ago, a Canadian man has successfully re-animated his paralyzed hand after undergoing a nerve transfer surgery.
We May Finally Have A Way To Stop Scars From Ever FormingScientists in Australia are developing new compounds that they claimed could stop scars from forming in the first place. The compounds job is to stop an enzyme called lysyl oxidase, which enables the collagen in wound healing to crosslink, resulting in scar formation.
Scientists Wrote the Ultimate Guide to Avoid AgingScientists have identified nine hallmarks of aging that have important repercussions on cellular metabolism. Also, there are maneuvers that impose beneficial effects on metabolism that can extend human lifespan.
4 questions ID the most dehydrated children – Futurity A new way to assess dehydration from diarrhea, which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year worldwide, is accurate and reliable, tests show.
Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S. – Xinhua | English.news.cnA tablet developed in Melbourne that “melts away” cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States.
Parkinson’s could be caught early by a simple eye test – ScienceAlertLong before symptoms appear.
Heat-responsive bandage helps heal woundsA team of researchers from Southwestern University has created a bandage with a single purpose in mind – giving the body a helping hand in healing diabetic wounds.
“Black rectangle” uses the sun to make water safe to drinkScientists at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a sun-activated device that kills 99.999 percent of bacteria in water, within just 20 minutes.
Scientists just developed a safer alternative to morphine without the dangerous side effects – ScienceAlertThis could be what ends the painkiller epidemic.
A new invisible film made from healthy corneal cells could restore vision to millions – ScienceAlertClinical trials could start as soon as next year.
Needle uses scattered light to zero in on target tissueMIT scientists may be bringing a new level of accuracy to epidurals, developing a scattered-light sensor that can be embedded in the tip of a needle to ensure anesthesiologists hit the right spot.
Paralysed patient walks again in astonishing medical breakthrough | Science | News | The IndependentIn an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches. Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.
No More Pills? Tiny Nerve-Zapping Implants to Fight Disease
Introducing The Battery-Free Electronic “Skin Patch” That Can Monitor Your HealthEstablishing the methods for producing inexpensive and high-performing electronic skin patches has paved the way for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.
This body builder has no pulse and plugs himself into the wall at night – ScienceAlertPump it up… with batteries.
How to make milk last for weeks and weeks – FuturityA new process kills more than 99 percent of the bacteria left in milk after pasteurization. “It can add shelf life of up to five, six, or seven weeks.”
Google is Developing ‘Bioelectronic Medicines’ to Try And Cure Chronic IllnessesVerily and GlaxoSmithKline have partnered to form Galvani Bioelectronics, a new company which will focus on the research, development, and commercialization of bioelectronics. One of the first projects will be to develop a precision device that can fix type 2 diabetes.
Scientists have found 15 genetic variations that could be linked to depression – ScienceAlertThe first step to ending depression.
Drug-delivering microrobots swim closer to realityOver the years, scientists have come up with all manner of new ways to deliver medication, from sophisticated dual-sided pills to drug-packed nanoparticles. Now, researchers are working on something even more sophisticated, developing tiny bead-shaped robots controlled by magnetic fields.
Anti-cancer patch provides triple attack therapy to tumor sitesA new hydrogel patch could provide a more targeted, triple-therapy approach to treating tumors. With benefits to using the patch both before and after tumor removal, and with tests of laboratory mice showing extremely positive results, the patch could have a big impact on cancer treatment.
Scientists Bring New Meaning to ‘Bug Juice’ With Nutritious Cockroach ‘Milk’Scientists found that the ‘milk’ or protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches is more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future.
Can a stem cell gene called Nanog reverse aging? – Futurity“Not only does Nanog have the capacity to delay aging, it has the potential in some cases to reverse it,” says Stelios T. Andreadis.
Microneedle painlessly monitors drug levels without the need to draw bloodMicroneedle technology uses tiny needles to break only the upper layer of the patient’s skin, doing their job without the need to dig deeper. The pain-free tech has now been used to create a device capable of monitoring patient drug levels – something that usually requires the drawing of blood.
Germ-inspired microbots shape shift to deliver drugs, unclog arteriesScientists have used the protozoa that causes sleeping sickness as the model a new class of microbots for delivering drugs with precision and carrying out other medical procedures.
Packable device keeps mosquitoes away in the booniesThermacell is preparing to launch a lighter, more compact mosquito repeller designed to go deeper into the wilderness. The Backpacker Repeller drops Thermacell’s mosquito-fighting technology into your pack.
Electronic ‘Tattoo’ Can Monitor Muscle Activity and Map EmotionsA new temporary “electronic tattoo” was developed by Tel Aviv University to measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells, possibly revolutionizing medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.
Meet The World’s First Anti-Stress BraceletWellBe is designed to support your emotional wellbeing.
The first ever dementia vaccine could be trialled in humans within 3 years – ScienceAlertIt could prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s.
New way to mass-produce stem cells is safer, cheaper – FuturityA new method for culturing human stem cells can cheaply deliver the billions of cells needed to treat individual patients.
Scientists Restore Sight in Blind Mice Using Exercise and Gene TherapyResearchers at Stanford University have concluded that at multistep approach that involves genetic manipulation and eye-based exercises can reestablish a minimum in cellular growth to modify vision in mice.
Experiment Finds that Vision Gets Temporarily Clearer By Zapping the BrainScientists have found that by zapping the visual cortex in the brain for 20 minutes, a person’s vision can be improved for up to two hours. This is not a substitute for proven vision solutions, however, and remains a tool for further understanding the visual system.
Stem Cell Fillings Allow Teeth to Heal ThemselvesRegenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals. The treatment earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.”
20-minute zaps improve vision for 2 hours – FuturityIt’s too soon to throw away your glasses, but just 20 minutes of electric stimulation to the brain’s visual cortex may temporarily boost vision.
Google’s DeepMind to Scan a Million Eyes to Fight Blindness with NHSGoogle DeepMind and the NHS are working together to build a machine learning system which will eventually be able to recognize sight-threatening conditions from just a digital scan of the eye.
This artificial pancreas could be available to diabetics as soon as 2018 – ScienceAlertNo more injections!
The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight – ScienceAlert(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Scientists Claim They’ve Developed Aspirin that Crosses the Blood-Brain BarrierOne of the biggest challenges in treating brain cancer has been getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier and attack tumours. Scientists say they’ve now developed a truly soluble liquid aspirin that can go directly into the brain, and, in the lab at least, kill cancerous glioblastoma cells without harming healthy brain tissue.
Scientists have found a supplement that can switch off junk food cravings – ScienceAlertShut up and take my money.
Fly eyes show how to improve retinal implants – FuturityA recent discovery about fruit fly eyes suggests a way to improve retinal implants for people with disorders such as macular degeneration.
Thermos device quickly detects Zika for only $2 – FuturityEngineers have created a rapid, low-cost test for the Zika virus that works using a bit of saliva and a Thermos about the size of a soda can.
Lightweight Exoskeleton Being Developed to Treat Parkinson’s TremorsResearchers in London have created an exoskeleton that recognizes actions that require fine motor control and turns on only for crucial moments.
Researchers think they’ve finally figured out what causes migraines – ScienceAlertSolving research headaches.
Breakthrough as scientists discover deadly brain cancer needs fat to grow | Science | News | The IndependentFor decades, scientists thought they knew what a deadly form of brain tumour needed to grow: sugar. But now researchers have found that a trick used to culture tissues in the lab had actually been fooling them and what glioma cancer cells actually require is fat. The discovery has led to an entirely new approach to treating the disease, which could ultimately result in drugs that are able to significantly extend the life of patients. 
First Science-Backed Anti-Aging Drug to Be Tested in Humans Next MonthNicotinamide mononucleotide, which has been proven to reverse signs of aging in mice, including decline in eyesight, metabolism, and glucose intolerance, is set to be tested in ten human volunteers in Japan next month.
Compound Discovered That Kills 98% of Drug-Resistant SuperbugResearchers found that an Antarctic sea sponge produces a compound that can effectively kill 98.4% of MRSA cells. The compound has been patented and is now undergoing lab synthesis in order to develop a treatment for the life-threatening infection.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Memory LossA small clinical trial of 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease has shown that the memory loss and cognitive impairment caused by the disease can be reversed.
Ultrasound May Open New Avenues For Brain TreatmentDoctors have been able to safely penetrate the blood-brain barrier in cancer patients. For the first time, this allows for the use of medication to be directly injected into effected areas of the brain. The is a paradigm shift for the treatment of brain cancers, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Human Trials for Genetically Engineered HIV Vaccine by Next SummerScientists at Oregon Health Sciences University have developed an HIV vaccine that utilizes a type of Herpes virus as it’s backbone to safely confer HIV immunity. Human trials are expected to run in the summer of 2017.
Wearable Artificial Kidney Completes First Clinical Trial, Could Free People From DialysisPositive results from the first clinical trial on a wearable artificial kidney may soon replace dialysis.
An extreme new treatment has cured patients of MS – ScienceAlertA clean slate.
The Elderly May One Day Swap Their Motorized Scooters for Robotic Suits
This 25-year-old lived for more than a year without a heart – ScienceAlertHeart in a backpack!
Doctors Invent “Breathalyzer” To Help Slow Antibiotic Resistance – VocativVocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.” data-reactid=”.23n5ikmjmrk.0.6:$0
We can now ‘cut and paste’ RNA in addition to DNA, and it could disable viruses – ScienceAlertScience gets smarter.
Stroke Survivor Walks Again After Doctors Inject Stem Cells Directly into BrainA surgical procedure that involves drilling holes and injecting stem cells into stroke patients’ brains seems to have contributed to a wheelchair-bound stroke patient regaining the ability to walk. Despite the major recovery exhibited by patients, further study must be made to investigate the true impact.
Scientists Are Closer To The First ‘Universal Cancer Vaccine” With Successful Human TrialsScientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, have successfully conducted three human trials of a “universal cancer vaccine,” which they developed as a safety test before going onto larger clinical trials.
This crazy sponge-filled injection just saved its first life on the battlefield – ScienceAlertTechnology FTW!
After 40 Years of Blindness, a Bionic Eye Gave This Man His Sight BackAn operation that was only recently approved by the FDA just gave one man, John Jameson, back his sight. The implant, likely the Argus II, was designed to tackle retinitis pigmentosa.
New Biosensor Could Detect Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and CancerResearchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory have developed an inexpensive nanometer-scale biosensor which can help detect certain neurodegenerative diseases and some cancers at an amazing rate.
Scientists say they already know how to reduce cancer deaths by half – ScienceAlertNo treatment required.
Simple dementia test to warn men they are at risk of developing disease discovered by Swedish university
One Person’s Cancer Can Be Fought Using Someone Else’s Immune Cells, Study FindsIn new research, scientists use a ‘borrowed’ immune system to help an existing immune system ‘see’ cancer cells for the first time.
‘HeadScan’ could alert doctor if you’re depressed – FuturityNew wearable technology called Headscan may one day monitor how much you eat, drink, and talk—and even notify your doctor if you’re at risk for depression.
Box and phone could make urine tests quicker – FuturityThe urinary dipstick seems simple enough, but the tests can be costly and time-consuming. Engineers have created a take-home system that uses a smartphone.
Single-Sided Deafness May Soon Have A CureResearchers from University of California have been studying brain plasticity in response to single-sided deafness, and they have found a method that could allow us to identify biomarkers, and potentially, a cure.
‘Origami robot’ can be swallowed in pill and then sent on missions in the human body
Virtual heart depicts deadly arrhythmias in 3D – FuturityA 3D virtual heart may help doctors identify who is most at risk of cardiac death and allow others to avoid surgery to implant a defibrillator.
New Tritanium Spinal Implant Fully Integrates With the Human BodyStryker has launched their Tritanium PL Posterior Lumbar Cage, a 3D printed implant that simulates the natural characteristics of human bone so well that the bone can actually grow into them.
Lab-on-a-Chip: Researchers Track Individual Cells By Assigning Them A Digital CodeA team at Georgia Institute of Technology has found a way to digitize data obtained through microfluidic chips, which could make remote diagnostic testing faster, cheaper, and more accurate.
“Smart Scalpel” Can Identify Tumors in Half a SecondA Mexican engineer has devised a tool that can be used to differentiate between a tumor and healthy tissue while on the operating table, leading to more accurate surgeries and minimizing risks.
Baboons Receive Genetically Engineered Pig Hearts—And Survive for Over Two YearsScientists have genetically modified pigs hearts, implanted it into a baboon, and it lived for years, reaching a record of 945 days.
Chip implanted in paralyzed man’s brain helps him regain use of his hand / Boing Boing
A 3D Printed Skull Just Saved a Child’s LifeThe option to see and study the patient’s skull through 3D printing before risky surgeries allows the team to properly prepare for complicated and delicate procedures.
This 3D Printing Pen Can “Draw” Human Cartilage Directly Into PatientsA team of Australian surgeons and researchers have developed a 3D printing pen that allows surgeons to draw and sculpt customized cartilage implants made from actual human stem cells during live surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy Can Reverse Age-Related OsteoporosisThanks to this new study involving stem cells, it seems that the world has finally found a viable way to combat osteoporosis long term.
Filter-free system uses fluorescent light to clean the air – FuturityTests of a new air-cleaning system show that it can remove a remarkably wide range of nasty particles while using very little energy.
New Tech Lets You See Under Your Skin in 3DStanford scientists have figured out how to get 3D real-time images of individual cells, and even molecules, in living animals.
Scientists May Have Found a Better Way to Treat Prostate CancerAnd it’s more effective than chemotherapy.
New Skin Patch Helps Monitor Glucose ContinuouslyA new continuous glucose monitoring device is set to lower the cost and raise the efficiency of this tedious process.
Louisville doctor says breakthrough treatment could wipe out can – WDRB 41 Louisville NewsThere’s a new breakthrough that’s sparking hope and it’s already saving lives. 
Eye on the Cure: Can Algae Genes Restore Vision in First Optogenetics Human Trial? – Singularity HUB
Brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease developed by scientists – TelegraphUS scientists have shown it is possible to spot when Alzheimer’s disease emerges through brain scans
Pancreatic cancer ‘breakthrough’ hailedResearchers in the U.K. have made a “breakthrough reclassification” of pancreatic cancer.
Google Launches DeepMind Health, Bringing AI to HealthcareGoogle’s leading artificial intelligence, DeepMind, has officially made the move into the healthcare industry. This is DeepMind Health.
Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Cancer-Hunting Stem CellsA new way of hunting down and killing brain tumor causing cancer cells has been discovered by researchers from University of North Carolina.
Blood test that reveals ‘true age’ shows risk of dying from cancer – TelegraphThe difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to predict cancer
T-Cell Therapy Leads to “Extraordinary Results” for Cancer Patients in Early Clinical TrialsIt’s no “cure all,” but scientists are using the immune system’s T-cells to target cancers with “extraordinary results.”
New 10-minute test for cancer developed by scientists – TelegraphScientists are developing a 10-minute cancer test which can be taken at home with just a drop of saliva
In a future brave new world will it be possible to live forever?New technology gradually freeing us from societal and even biological constraints
Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen – TelegraphThe waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983
Robotic glove helps patients restore hand movements — ScienceDailyPatients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries  now have a chance of restoring their hand movements by using a new lightweight and smart rehabilitation device called EsoGlove.” 
Dietsensor claims to tell you what’s really in your food – CNETDietsensor wants to make it easier for consumers to log food intake.
New company claims they’ll be able to resurrect the dead by 2045 | Life | Life & Style | Daily ExpressENTREPRENEUR Josh Bocanegra says his new company Humai area aiming to bring the dead back to life
Indian Biotech Startup, Pandorum Technologies, Develops 3D-Printed Liver TissueThe technology could lead to decreased reliance on animal and human trials, and could eventually be used for full-scale liver transplants.
University of Birmingham unveil the spit test that can predict how long you will live | Daily Mail OnlineDoctors could tell elderly people how long they have left to live and use the test as a way of looking at overall health of younger people, University of Birmingham researchers said.
Multiplying teeth, literally — ScienceDaily
‘No-drill’ dentistry stops tooth decay — ScienceDailyA new study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The seven year study found that the need for fillings was reduced by 30 to 50 per cent through preventative oral care.” id=”metasummary
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Understanding why group singing helps in dementia
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice
 Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body
New method of guiding microscopic swimming devices has the potential to deliver drugs to a targeted location inside the body, according to new research
The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them : All Tech Considered : NPRHow tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?
 Using light to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind – TelegraphThe use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary
 3-D pancreatic cancer organoid may help predict clinical responses, personalize treatments
Clonally derived organoids could be used to ID patient-specific sensitivities to novel therapeutics
Researchers hack off-the-shelf 3-D printer towards rebuilding the heart: Models of hearts, arteries, bones and brains are 3-D printed out of biological materials — ScienceDaily
Optical scanner shows potential for real-time 3-D breast cancer screening: Scientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time — ScienceDailyScientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time. The device uses a near-infrared laser diode source to produce an image of the breast tissues.” id=”metasummary
Artificial intelligence is making better drugs (Wired UK)Healthcare research company Berg is using artificial intelligence to develop more targeted drugs.
Move over HealthKit: Why Apple’s ResearchKit is proving the real hit with doctors | ZDNetHealthKit may be Apple’s obvious play for the healthcare industry’s IT spending, but it’s ResearchKit that’s showing how useful apps can be to medicine.
 Sitting for long periods not bad for health, suggest researchers
There’s no harm in sitting down, say researchers
Cochlear implants applications into Amazon Web Services’ cloud | ZDNetCochlear has adopted a hybrid cloud model for specific applications, and hopes to see more of its applications moved onto Amazon Web Services further down the track.
Memory loss breakthrough: New implant can reverse Alzheimer’s damage | UK | News | Daily ExpressA HIGH-tech device that could prevent memory loss in dementia patients is set to bring new hope to millions of sufferers.
Exercise in a bottle could become a reality — ScienceDaily
New App to Self-Diagnose, Promote Automation in Healthcare
FDA considering first ever digital medication for approval – Tech InsiderYour next prescription could come with a sensor and an app.
 Man walks again after years of paralysis
‘Germ clouds’ containing millions of bugs surround EVERY human – and they show where you have been – Mirror OnlineThe cloud is so distinct to each person that experts have even compared them to fingerprints
 New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research
 New way found to combat brain cancer
 Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor created
Material moves foldable electronics, new implantable medical devices a step closer
Science breakthrough finds new way to halt ageing and extend life of millions | Health | Life & Style | Daily ExpressA SCIENTIFIC breakthrough could help the body counteract the impact of ageing by regrowing muscle, tendon and cartilage.
Medics ‘delighted’ with brain cancer boy | Irish Examiner  Iva Tatounova said the six-year-old’s recovery was proof that proton-beam therapy should be “the first choice” of treatment for children with his condition.
CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Drug that helps defeat life-threatening melanomas gets NHS approval | Science | News | Daily ExpressSKIN cancer treatment is set to radically improve after a new drug that can help defeat advanced tumours was made available to NHS patients.
 ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ technology to cut costs of sophisticated tests for diseases and disorders
 Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs
Israeli mini-scanner tells what’s in food, drink or pills – Israel Business, YnetnewsBusiness, Technology: Start-up launches pocket molecular sensor that can tell you how many calories are in that burger, if that jacket is real leather, how ripe that tomato is, and more.
Remote robotic surgery is both practical and safe | ZDNetNew research suggests that today’s internet is fast enough and reliable enough to make telesurgery viable.
Smallest 3-D camera offers brain surgery innovation — ScienceDailyTo operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue they are handling and lead to faster, safer procedures.” id=”metasummary
 Robotic step training, noninvasive spinal stimulation enable patient to take thousands of steps
IISc finds way to bust brain cancer – Bangalore MirrorA multi-institute research led by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has opened the gates to finding a permanent cure for the deadliest brain cancer, called glioblastoma multiforme (or GBM).
We May Soon Have a Lifelong, One-Shot Flu Vaccine — and Halt the Next Pandemic Before It Starts – Singularity HUBWithout a universal flu vaccine that can target any flu virus, whether scientists have seen it before or not — a deadly flu pandemic may happen again.
Brain-tech start-up ElMindA makes worldwide ‘most innovative’ list | The Times of IsraelThe first device to assess Parkinson’s is made by an Israeli firm; the World Economic Forum takes note

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Beyond Games: Why VR Will Soon Be Vitally Important to Healthcare – Singularity HUB
Doctors Can Soon See Your Virtual Reality OrgansEchoPixel uses 3D tech to let doctors explore and manipulate medical imaging of virtual reality organs.
Orbus Therapeutics Secures $32.5 Million Series A Financing to Advance Late-Stage Brain Cancer Drug | BenzingaPALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orbus Therapeutics Inc., a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development …
 Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep
Simple 2-cycle mechanism turns key brain neurons on or off during 24-hour day
Take a Chill Pill and Fix Those Blues! | Tehelka – Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, PodcastsThey say that time is the best healer of our miseries, but, in a world where time itself is scarce, we are being asked to turn to medicines.
3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures

 

Medical Matters: How empathy and engagement enhance the placebo effectResearch shows efficacy in certain people may be linked to genetics, says Muiris Houston
 Hold the phone, Central! Cellphone radiation can cause cancer: study
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee
Researchers design cheap prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion
 Take a Trip Through the Brain: New Imaging Tool
New tool developed could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration
The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture
Sensor To Detect Prostate cancer | Focus NewsThe technology will help improve the process of early stage diagnosis, said researchers in a paper published in the journal Chemical Science.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Diagnostic test developed for enterovirus D68
Respiratory virus caused severe illness, deaths in children
UCLA Health hit by hack; medical data on 4.5 million people exposed | ZDNetThe LA-based university health system says the data stolen was not encrypted.
5 Exciting Ways Health-Tech Startups Are Improving Lives | Fox NewsThese companies are doing more than creating fitness apps — they’re improving lives in many fundamental ways.
UK scientists invent BIONIC EYE to save Ray Flynn’s sight | Daily Mail OnlineRay Flynn, 80, (pictured) from Audenshaw, Manchester, has become the first patient in the world to receive an artificial retina for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Magnetic pulses to the brain deliver long-lasting relief for tinnitus patients
Depression treatment tool holds tremendous promise for patients with debilitating condition
Building a better microscope – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons
Scientists developed an ultra-thin, minimally invasive device for controlling brain cells with drugs and light
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Non-invasive device could end daily finger pricking for people with diabetes
Researchers develop world’s most sensitive test to detect infectious disease, superbugs — ScienceDailyInfectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs — C. difficile and MRSA among them — could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens, experts report after developing the world’s most sensitive detection test.” id=”metasummary
Cancer cure breakthrough? Scientists find way to turn cancer cells into healthy tissues | Christian News on Christian TodayScientists led by Scott Lowe, Ph.D., of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed a breakthrough way of combating cancer cells that may change cancer treatment forever. This is through the reactivating a single gene that will turn cancer cells back to healthy tissues.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Light fixture kills bacteria safely, continuously
Biggest healthcare technology advancements in 2015According to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, “constant change is the new normal” for healthcare technology professions. Every year there are many impressive advances with medical equipment which allow medical professionals to manage diseases and improve the quality of lives for their patients.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies 3-D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques
Echocardiography and CT combined to produce heart model
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Smartphone app may prevent dangerous freezing of gait in Parkinson’s patients
3D printed jaw piece made in Melbourne helps man to eat againAn Australian-first surgical procedure has fixed a rare deformity that made eating incredibly painful.
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesBionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant: Patients using Argus II experienced significant improvement in visual function, quality of life — ScienceDaily
Cloud tech can make a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare irrelevant | CIOIf opponents of the Affordable Care Act prevail in their court battle, Amazon Web Services can essentially nullify the victory.
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesAccess to electricity is linked to reduced sleep — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer
Researchers find hotspots of genetic instability in cancer using Stampede and Lonestar
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Future oncology explores role of biomarkers and next generation sequencing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging
Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; piloted in humans
Remarkable recovery in mesothelioma patient raises hope for new treatmentBradley Selmon had his proposal all planned out. While he and his partner Karen were holidaying in Europe in the spring of 2013 he’d pop the question.
Simple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early – KOLLY TALKSimple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early – skin-cancer New York, June 11 : As we know, any cancer can be tackled better if detected early. With skin cancer, the chance of survival can be 98 percent
Could Anyone Really Transplant a Head? — Science of Us

How Authorities Hope to Keep MERS From Spreading in the US | abc7.comA South Korean outbreak has left 36 infected and 3 dead.
 Programming DNA to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria
 Ultrasound is making new waves throughout medicine
 Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies
This blood test can tell you every virus you’ve ever had – The Washington PostScientists have created a new blood test that can detect every virus that has ever infected an individual.
 Eyes sealed shut: Seamless closure of surgical incisions
 Use of computerized clinical decision support tools leads to small reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies
Novel government cancer study will test precision medicineCHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type. The National Cancer Institute’s NCI-MATCH trial will be a massive precision medicine experiment…
DNA Studies Show Mind and Body Are One (Page 1)Here’s how DNA can be thought of in the context of the mind-over-matter or matter-over-mind debate … (Page 1)
Up Close With the ‘BairClaw’ Robot Hand | News & Opinion | PCMag.comPCMag visited UCLA’s Biomechatronics Lab for a look at its advancements in prosthetic limbs.” lang=”en-us
Prosthetic hands with a sense of touch? ‘Sensory feedback’ from artificial limbs — ScienceDaily
Virtual reality is helping stroke patients to walkVirtual reality might be closely associated with gaming, but now the medical profession is getting in on the action.
The Dental 3D Printers of SIDEX 2015 – 3D Printing Industry3DPI has ground floor coverage of the SIDEX 2015 dental conference in Korea, where a variety of companies and their 3D printers are outlined.
A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine — ScienceDailyIt’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.” id=”metasummary
 Job-sharing with nursing robots
Feds Help Finance Creation of Implantable Body Antenna for ‘Long-term Patient Monitoring’ | Washington Free BeaconNSF provided $5,070 to test devices

3D printing in medicine

Nano-capsules designed for diagnosing malignant tumors
Robotic arm precisely controlled by thought | KurzweilAIErik Sorto smoothly controls robotic arm with his brain (credit: Spencer Kellis and Christian Klaes /Caltech) Paralyzed from the neck down, Erik G. Sorto
From the lab: Algorithms to get machines to study medical reports | The Indian ExpressDeveloping algorithms that separate the images of tumours or lesions in the brain from the background.
New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists – The Washington PostFour U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys machine, which is limited to simple screenings in healthy patients.
This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIREDElizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford and founded a company called Theranos with her tuition money. Now, instead of vials of blood, Theranos requires only a pinprick and a drop of blood…
A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine — ScienceDailyIt’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.” id=”metasummary

Energy

Discovery of 2D magnet could lead to super slim electronicsThe electric, magnetic, physical or chemical properties of a 3D material can radically change when it’s reduced to two dimensions. Now researchers have found the first material that retains magnetism in its 2D form, opening the door to thinner electronics.
The Biggest, Strangest ‘Batteries’

That’s why in Wales a power company engineered a special lake on a mountaintop. And in Germany a utility pumps underground caverns full of compressed air.

China just extracted gas from ‘flammable ice’, and it could lead to a brand new energy source – ScienceAlertIt could be a promising energy source.&nbsp;
California Grid Smashes Record – Getting 67% of Energy From Renewables – ScienceAlertDoesn’t even count hydro and rooftop solar.
The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the homeImagine having a fridge-sized box in your home that generates and stores electricity, heats and cools the house, provides hot water and churns out oxygen and hydrogen to use or sell. New Atlas spoke to two of the minds behind this potentially game-changing “Swiss army knife” of energy production.
Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ionsIn the quest for a better lithium battery, one thing stands between scientists and a genuine breakthrough: dendrites. But if a new technology lives up to its potential, it could solve this problem and enable lithium-metal batteries that can hold three times the energy of lithium-ion ones.
MIT physicists have found a brand new way to unleash graphene’s superconductive power – ScienceAlertUnstoppable.
Energize_MIT(BETA) is an open energy data platform that provides access to information on campus energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, buildings, and weather. It is intended to serve as an iterative and evolving one-stop-shop for campus energy exploration, analysis, and research.
This new battery concept could give electric cars a 1000km range | TechRadarEngineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems have developed a new way of arranging batteries that lets many more be crammed into the same space.
Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homesCar manufacturers are racing to get their electric cars onto the market, but they’re also keen to get their batteries into family homes. Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and Mercedes has been talking a big game with its energy storage systems, which will be showing up in UK homes soon.
Wet ‘n’ windy portable turbine spins up battery power off-gridWhile an outdoor adventure is a great time to switch off from the digital world, the connected camper might still want to send some snaps to social media. Battery life usually limits that luxury, but the Waterlily is a portable turbine that can harness the power of both wind and water.
“Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power | MIT NewsMIT research suggests control policies treating smart appliances and electric cars as a collective “virtual battery” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power.
Fern-leaf inspires electrode for high density solar energy storageMade from graphene and with a fern-inspired fractal structure, engineers at RMIT University have developed a new prototype electrode that could enable solar harvesting and storage systems that are thin, flexible and have high capacity.
This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels – ScienceAlertSharing the science that matters.
Cars could soon be running on biofuels derived from wastewaterAqualia and SEAT are teaming up to develop a sustainable fuel from wastewater. The project, known as Life Metha-morphosis, is aimed at creating a biofuel from treated organic waste, which can then be used to power CNG cars, whose CO2 emissions would be cut by up to 80 percent.
Elon Musk says Powerwall batteries will fix Australia’s blackout problems in 100 days or they’re free – ScienceAlertThis guy!
NASA Takes Solar Power Generation To A Whole New Level

To have unlimited solar power, we need to collect solar energy from where the sun never sets – outer space.

Off-grid Power in Remote Areas
Thin, built-in batteries to free up valuable space on CubeSats​Real estate is valuable aboard compact satellites, so the smaller each component can be made, the better. Scientists are developing a thin solid-state battery, which could save space for important instruments in satellites, or provide power on other planets, in cars or within the walls of a home.
Cheaper battery for solar made with pee ingredient – FuturityA new battery to store solar power includes “some of the cheapest and most abundant materials you can find on Earth,” including urea.
Stomach acid powers up MIT’s ingestible battery​Tiny, ingestible electronic devices are proving to be better for drug delivery or invasive procedures, but powering them can be a challenge. Now researchers at MIT have designed electronics powered by acids in the stomach, making for a cheaper and safer alternative to other batteries.
‘Miniature’, modular nuclear power plants could be rolled out in the US – ScienceAlertSmall enough to fit on a truck bed.
This Nanoseconds-Long Movie Could Hold the Key to Free, Unlimited EnergyResearchers have captured a “movie” of the energy transfer that takes place during photosynthesis, disproving a long-held belief about the quickest part of the process. By bettering our understanding of natural photosynthesis, we can improve our artificial systems, which could provide the world with a free, unlimited energy supply.
New Partnership is Bringing Wireless Charging to Electric VehiclesWiTricity is partnering with General Motors to bring wireless charging to electric vehicles operating on 7.7 kilowatt or 11 kilowatt systems. Experts do not the commercialization of the technology until about 2020, but the addition of charging abilities could find its way to parking lots and public spaces.
Paperback bacteria biobattery folds for different power levelsWith the aim of producing low-cost, portable, disposable batteries for use in remote areas, researchers at Binghamton University have developed a new design, mounted on a single sheet of paper that can be folded and stacked in different configurations to generate varying amounts of power.
Sunny Days: Solar is Officially Becoming the Cheapest Form of New ElectricityThe Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that, while coal and gas costs will stay low, renewables will do better and will be the cheapest in many countries between now and 2040. Solar power is now around half the price of coal and gas, making it cheaper than wind energy, and ultimately the cheapest form of new electricity.
Another nuclear fusion record just got broken in South Korea – ScienceAlertWe’re getting closer.
Scientists Want to Cool You Down By Beaming Heat Into SpaceIn the future, air conditioners will simply beam energy into space.
Engineers have achieved Wi-Fi using 10,000 times less power – ScienceAlertNo more draining your phone’s battery.
Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat sourceScientists at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have created a thermoelectric coating that can be directly painted onto almost any surface to capture waste heat and turn it directly into electricity.
Google Announces That It Will Source 100% of Its Energy From RenewablesGoogle announced its data centers will be fully powered by renewable energy sources by 2017. In total, the tech industry accounts for approximately two percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Optical Microscopes Let Us See Inside Solar CellsFor everyone who has ever wondered what the inside of a solar cell looks like.
Move Over, Fracking. There’s a New Technology in Town | Fast Forward | OZYThe next way to revolutionize our energy future might be sitting in your kitchen right now.
Finally – a safe way to carry hydrogen fuel in your pocketHydrogen has great potential as a future clean energy source, but it’s difficult to store safely. Now a Japanese research team has invented a compact, flexible polymer that could lead to a plastic container of hydrogen that’s safe to carry in your pocket.
The Tesla Revolution [INFOGRAPHIC]A look at how Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors aims to build a sustainable energy ecosystem.
India Just Unveiled the World’s Largest Solar PlantWith 2.5 million individual solar panels across more than 10.36 square kilometers, India’s new plant is capable of powering 150,000 homes. The facility puts India on track to be the world’s third-biggest solar market by next year, joining several other countries on the path to creating a fossil-fuel free future.
Nuclear Battery Could Turn Toxic Waste Into Clean Energy | Digital TrendsCould nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers in the U.K. certainly think so.
This island in American Samoa is almost 100% powered by Tesla solar panels – ScienceAlertGoodbye, diesel.
Elon Musk says a Tesla solar roof could cost less than your crappy normal roof – ScienceAlertInteresting…
Electrified trailer glamps off-grid for days and charges your Tesla, tooThe original Bowlus Road Chief trailer had a very short life back in the 1930s. It’s been revived and now lays a claim on the title of world’s most advanced travel trailer with the all-new Lithium+ package.
Reactor that produces liquid fuel from CO2 in the air to be tested in portable pilot plantA transportable chemical reactor developed at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and spinoff company Ineratec that uses solar power to convert CO2 from the air and regenerative hydrogen from electrolysis into liquid fuels will be tested in a pilot plant.
How to turn scrap metal into a ‘homemade’ battery – FuturityEngineers used bits of metal scraps and a household chemical to create a high-performance battery. It’s a step toward DIY batteries you can make at home.
Your Next Car Could Be Fueled by Hydrogen, Thanks to This New Storage DiscoveryThe material held 11.6 percent of its weight in hydrogen with a volumetric capacity of 60 grams per liter, well above the U.S. DOE’s current goals of 5.5 percent and 40 grams per liter. As their only byproduct is water, usable hydrogen fuel cells in cars could go a long way toward helping us battle climate change brought on by fossil fuel dependence.
Wall-mounted wireless charger could cover every device in the roomThe tools to overcome problems with wireless charging already exist, according to a new paper that outlines how an LCD-like panel could be used to charge several devices simultaneously from a distance of up to 33 feet.
Renewable energy now exceeds all other forms of new power generation – ScienceAlertYes!
These Spinning Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Power Than Traditional PanelsThese spinning solar cells are unbelievably efficient.
Simple, inexpensive method for creating energy-harvesting wooden floorsA new process developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) could see homes powered by footsteps on energy-harvesting flooring for around the same price as conventional flooring.
The key to better rechargeable batteries may be in your bloodThe main issue of lithium-air batteries is lack of efficiency and lithium peroxide build up. But now a team at Yale has used a molecule found in blood as a catalyst, which not only improved the lithium-oxygen function, but may help reduce biowaste.
Renewable Energy Sources Of The Future [Infographic]Flying Wind Farms, Solar Windows, and… Magma Power? Welcome to the future of energy.
Drone receives wireless power, on the flyGiven that the battery life of most multicopter drones typically doesn’t exceed 30 minutes of flight time per charge, there are many tasks that they simply can’t perform. That’s why scientists are developing an alternative – they’re wirelessly transferring power to a drone as it’s flying.
Abundant silicon at the heart of cheaper renewable energy storage systemA team of researchers from Madrid is developing a thermal energy storage system that uses molten silicon to store up to 10 times more energy than existing thermal storage options and could form the basis for a new generation of low-cost solar thermal stations to store solar energy in urban centers.
This Carbon-Free Supercapacitor Could Revolutionize Electric VehiclesMIT researchers have used a new supercapacitor material with a massive surface area that outperforms previous carbon-based models. The supercapacitor could create longer lasting rechargeable battery tech and replenish electric vehicle batteries quicker while lasting longer than today’s carbon-based designs.
Limitless Energy: MIT Set a New Record for Nuclear FusionMIT researchers using the Alcator C-Mod reactor have achieved a new nuclear fusion pressure record of more than 2 atmospheres of pressure. The Alcator C-Mod is set to retire after over 23 years of use but its nuclear fusion experiments have brought us closer to nearly unlimited clean energy.
Scotland’s Massive Tidal Power ProjectIt will be able to power nearly 200,000 homes by 2020.
Toyota’s FCV Plus concept is part car, part power plant Last year, having developed its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) from concept to fully fledged production as the Mirai, Toyota subsequently unveiled the FCV Plus. In addition to being hydrogen-powered, the FCV Plus was designed to be a power source itself. Today, more details have been released.
The Cost of Solar Power Has Fallen 25% in Only 5 MonthsThe cost of building solar plants has declined by 25 percent in just five months, according to two recent bids in China and Dubai. The reduction in price follows a broader trend of solar affordability brought on by cheaper solar panels.
New Wind Turbine Tech Could Use a Single Typhoon to Power a Country For 50 YearsHumanity pumps nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year because of fossil fuels, but one typhoon is equivalent to half the world-wide electrical generating capacity. Now, Japanese engineer Atsushi Shimizu claims to have developed a way for humanity to harness this power.
Making rocket fuel from water could drive a power revolution on Earth – ScienceAlertThe fuel of the future.
Physicists Have Figured Out How to Create Matter and Antimatter Using LightJust milligrams of antimatter could get us to Mars, but it costs a quadrillion dollars to make one gram. Now, a new calculation could allow us to make antimatter from light. This could significantly bring down the cost and give us a viable way to make antimatter.
The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm [INFOGRAPHIC]Check out Kyocera’s new floating solar farm—the largest of its kind in the world.
The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train is coming to Germany – ScienceAlertThe future is here.
This Helicopter Can Fly Entirely On Solar PowerSolar Gamera is equipped with an array of solar panels to power four rotors.
3 Big Trends Shaking Up the Energy Industry
Electricity-Generating Windows Could Turn Skyscrapers into Solar FarmsSolarWindow has announced that they are working on transparent veneers that can be placed on regular windows and panels, turning them into electricity-generating solar cells.
The Portable Power PlantThis hydroelectric power plant weighs in under two pounds!
Kardashev Scale: What It’ll Be Like When We Harness the Power of an Entire WorldTo measure the level of a civilization’s advancement, the Kardashev scale focuses on the amount of energy that a civilization is able to harness. Obviously
GM and U.S. Army Fuel-Cell Vehicle | More Details | Digital TrendsGM and the U.S. Army will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle based on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in October.
2,000-hp Nikola semi changes course to hydrogen powerNikola Trucks optimistic plans to bring a hybrid electric semi to market have taken a twist, with the proposed range-extended electric power now to be replaced by a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.
US physicists just revealed plans to build the most viable nuclear fusion devices ever – ScienceAlertVirtually limitless energy forever.
New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Global WarmingConverting greenhouse gases to its usable forms, such as methane, takes a huge amount of time. Now, a team of researchers have engineered a bacterium that could boost this process in just a single, naturally occurring, enzymatic step.
Safe, edible battery designed to power ingestible medical devicesA team of researchers has developed a tiny battery that’s entirely non-toxic, and which provides enough power for tiny, edible sensing or diagnostic devices to get their jobs done.
Australian scientists just set a world record for solar thermal efficiency – ScienceAlert97% conversion of sunlight into steam.
New Battery Breakthrough Could Double Your Smartphone’s LifeSolidEnergy plans to make “holy grail of batteries”–a lithium metal battery with twice as much capacity than any available today. The company plans for their technology to be commercially available soon.
Why this lithium-ion battery won’t ignite – FuturityA new lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material—no liquids or gels—cannot ignite, even at very high temperatures.
Elon Musk Announces That SolarCity Will Create a Roof Made Entirely of Solar PanelsThe next project for newly acquired company SolarCity? Solar panels that aren’t just added to existing roofs, it’s actually THE roof.
Scotland just generated more power than it needs from wind turbines alone – ScienceAlert
Liquid light switch bridges the gap between light and electricityScientists have used a form of liquid light to create a semiconductor switch that is so small that it not only blurs the distinction between light and electricity, but could also enable the development of much faster and smaller electronic components well into the future.
Lithium-air batteries are getting safer, cheaper, and longer-lastingMIT scientists have advanced a new design for a lithium-air cell that could perform better than commercial lithium-ion, while also using cheaper materials.
New Solar Energy Harnessing-Tech Even Works at NightHigh in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles north-west of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes surround a tall central tower, which stands like a twinkling needle in the featureless landscape around it.
X-rays offer clear view of how lithium-ion batteries work – FuturityA new way to peer into the electrochemical reaction that fuels lithium-ion batteries reveals a process far more complex than once thought.
Breakthrough battery tech could make electric cars and smartphones more efficient | WIRED UK

This Is How the World’s Poor Are Pioneering the Future of Energy
A Truly “Green” Source of Renewable Energy: Grass Harbors HydrogenA team of researchers have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. Hydrogen may soon be used as renewable energy for it does not produce any harmful gas.
Inkjet printed solar cell turns your portrait into a power sourceResearchers at Aalto University have come up with an inexpensive inkjet-printed solar cell that can be made into text or images. Designed to be used with low-power devices, it has already shown performance and durability comparable to that of existing organic dye solar cells.
Uranium Extraction From Seawater: An Energy Solution?Scientists are developing a way to extract uranium from seawater, with the hopes of powering the world’s major cities for thousands of years.
Breakthrough in Iceland Could Solve the Carbon Sequestration Problem | ChEnected
Scientists Found An Enormous Reserve Of Helium, And It’s A ‘Game-Changing’ DiscoveryIn the midst of fears of our helium deposits running out, a research team has found a large helium deposit in the volcanic rich Rift Valley in Tanzania using a new method of detection.
Scientists have developed solar cells 100 times thinner than a human hair – ScienceAlertSolar will eat the world.
Fusion Energy: A Practical Guide [Infographic]It could provide clean, cheap, inexhaustible power to the world. So why haven’t we figured it out yet?
Solar Energy Is Now as Cheap as Fossil Fuels
Monkey knocks out Kenya’s entire power grid after ‘falling onto transformer at electricity plant’ – Mirror OnlineThe primate is said to have climbed onto the roof of the Gitaru Power Station and dropped onto the transformer tripping the supply
Chile is producing so much solar power, it’s giving it away for free – ScienceAlertSunshine supply and demand.
Scientists are about to turn on a system that converts atmospheric CO2 into fuel – ScienceAlertSharing the science that matters.
This genetically engineered bacteria can inhale CO2 and produce energy – ScienceAlertWe really need this.
This pot plant can charge your phone through photosynthesis – ScienceAlertBest plant ever.&nbsp;
Experts Asserts That, Soon, The Price of Solar Power Will Rival That of CoalSolar may soon be competitive with coal, as construction costs plummet and efficiency rises, driving down the price of solar energy.
There’s a New Way to Generate Power Using SeawaterScientists have successfully developed a method of producing electricity from seawater, with help from the Sun. Instead of harvesting hydrogen, the new photoelectrochemical cell produces hydrogen peroxide for electricity.
Solar Paper: The Portable Solar Panel Charger You Need For Your ElectronicsThe Solar Paper charger can recharge your cell phone in about 2.5 hours. It’s also completely water-resistant.
An Entire Country Ran On Renewable Energy for 4 Straight DaysA study conducted by the National Energy Network (REN) and the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) reports that Portugal was able to run on renewable energy for four consecutive days.
Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world | TechCrunchPeople love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world’s information at our fingertips but tire of the need to..
Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall | TechCrunchThe batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar?..
Researchers have accidentally made batteries that could last 400 times longer – ScienceAlertOops! Never replace your batteries again.
A Device That Will Turn Your House Plants Into Living Solar PanelsThis nifty device is able to break down compounds made during photosynthesis into usable electrons.
Everlasting Batteries Move Closer to Reality, Thanks to New Nanowire TechnologyResearchers have found a way to make nanowire batteries last longer. Indeed, they have practically made batteries last a lifetime, as they show no detectable loss of capacity or power, despite hundreds of thousands for charges.
Solabat : Solar + Battery Hybrid System – Energy MattersThe Solabat project gives new meaning to the term solar + storage – it aims to combine the two functions on a single device.
Caltech’s 2500 Orbiting Solar Panels Could Provide Earth With Limitless EnergyThe Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), a collaboration between Caltech and Northrup Grumman, has developed a system of lightweight solar power tiles which can convert solar energy to radio waves and can be placed in orbit to beam power to an energy-thirsty Earth.
Biotech Breakthrough: Reverse Photosynthesis Could be the Energy Source of the Future
This Tiny Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone (and It’s Affordable!)Most solar chargers are either gimmicks that would struggle to juice up a lemon, or giant packs you need a car to haul around. Goal Zero’s new Nomad 7 Plus looks like it might be the holy grail – small, cheap, and useful.
New Catalyst Lets Us Store the Power of the SunScientists have found a way to “crack” water three times more efficiently using solar- and wind-generated electricity, which means it’s possible to store renewable energy for later use.