How Mary Anderson Made Cars Safer

time when driving a car in the pouring rain was like performing a circus stunt. One woman changed all that with a simple invention.

New Brain-Computer Interface Beats Previous Record for Typing Speed

researchers have devised a system that allows a person to communicate directly with a computer from his brain. The approach enables communication at a rate more than twice as fast as previous typing-by-brain experiments. Are we inching closer to a breakthrough that changes the world forever?

Scientists Develop Tech that Turns CO2 into Construction Concrete

Turning CO2 into Concrete

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have developed a new technology that transforms “waste CO2” into blocks of concrete. The potential global market for waste-CO2 products could run as high as $5.9 trillion a year. Are we seeing the birth of a new industry?

The Dawn of Thinking Machines: How Robots Will Change Our Lives

Robots Will Change Our Lives

To this day, experts have yet to agree on a universally-accepted definition for the word “robot.” The usual criteria include autonomy, an ability to alter its surroundings, intelligence, and the possession of a body. Things get tricky beyond these basic principles. How intelligent must a machine be to qualify as a robot? Is a washing […]

Nuclear Reactors Reinvented?

Surfing the sodium wave Illustration: James Provost

The promise of nuclear reactors has always been abundant, safe, inexpensive power. As history has shown, the reality has been very different. Apart from the environmental disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima – both rated as category seven disasters, the highest on the existing scale, the issue of nuclear waste hangs over us like the sword […]

$2.5k for a drone? Take my money!

Updated on April 21st, 2019 We’ve all seen drones. We read about them every day. Drone violations, drone strikes on enemy targets, the next-door kid’s drone has landed in your backyard again. But pay attention ‘coz there’s new tech in town: the Skydio R1. And it’s not your everyday drone; it’s a fully autonomous flying […]

Paper Batteries… Just Add Bacteria!

The dream may be for a paperless office but the reality is very different. Vast amounts of paper are consumed every day – in offices, retail establishments and homes. And while a lot of that paper is recycled, unfortunately, huge amounts go to landfill. In most cases, the paper that’s gone to landfill will break […]

This 16 year old has probably changed the future for millions!

Kavya's 3D printed technology for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

I’m always fascinated by what one – just one – motivated person can do. Sure, results usually require teams, but there is always that one standout personality that drives that result. As you’re about to see and read, Kavya Kopparapu is one of those remarkable people. At just 16 years of age, Kavya has developed […]

This WASP is making 3D printed houses from mud!

If you live in rural Australia, you know all about mud-dauber wasps. Incredibly industrious, they spend the summer months finding wet soil, clay or mud and then using it to make their egg sacs… all over your walls! The sacs are tough and protect the eggs from predators until they hatch. The WASP in this […]