Imagine if buying a custom made 3D-printed object were as easy as buying a hotdog on a city street. Although it sounds a set-up to a sci-fi scene, one Belgium-based company has actually launched a device that does exactly that.
By now it's well known that scientists are experimenting with insect-electronics hybrids, resulting in some rather interesting scenarios, including remote-controlled insect drones. Now an artist has taken that idea to its next logical conclusion by creating a concept insect army.
Despite Apple's reputation for high-than-average prices and attention to fit and finish, the late Steve Jobs, a billionaire, was known for avoiding any outward trappings of wealth. But toward the end of this life he reportedly indulged in one guilty pleasure, a massive super yacht, which just made its public debut in Europe.
Although 3D printing efforts from the likes of MakerBot are making headway, such machines are still far from mainstream. Hoping spur more adoption of 3D printing, one inventor came up with a quick and cheap solution anyone can put together in just a couple of hours.
For those of us who use technology as an essential part of our daily working lives, the notion of going "off the grid" can seem as scary as it is impractical. But a new portable desk offers a solution that could literally let you fire up your laptop from the top of Mt. Everest.
Although we'd never encourage overindulging in the drinking of fine spirits, it is curious that more tech hasn't been devised to help out the hardcore partiers among us. Now, one designer has come up with a solution that could help the inebriated get home via shoe-based GPS.
Imagine you had a set of Lego blocks that allowed you to create never-ending combinations of shapes that functioned as musical instruments. That's exactly the vision one electronics designer had when he created the amazing Molecule Synth.
Recently, the art of multi-tasking has earned a bit of bad reputation as an inefficient way to work. But that won't stop millions of us from trying, so to make the tentacle tasking go down easier, a group of programmers built a simple visual assistant.
Doctors spend a lot of time looking for ways to improve the lives of the elderly without actually knowing how it feels to be an older person engaging an active environment. Now researchers have come up with a way to give physicians new insight into their world.
Architects Joshua Bolchover and John Lin's Rural Urban Framework (RUFWORK) project seeks to "engage in the rural-urban transformation of China." The team constructed a self-sufficient rural farm house that has been designed to provide natural ventilation, collect rain water, and create power from pig feces.