Form follows social function
Europe’s best and brightest minds converge upon Budapest to solve the problems of today's Europe. Topics will include AI, the job market, emerging technology, and more.
The technology behind wireless charging or inductive charging was discovered by Nicola Tesla in the 1890s and utilizes an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. In chargers, an induction...
"Would anyone read a sci-fi story with a dark-skinned, female protagonist?" – this is the question that got it all started. At that time, in the fall of 2013, the person asking it, Prerna Gupta – a Silicon Valley...
If you're constantly tired because you can't break your bad sleeping patterns, this super smart Sunrise Pillow might put you back in the game.
Not everyone sees color the way you do. There are a suite of tools available to help graphic designers work more inclusively.
Haseef Rafiei, a young Malaysian architect, had a thought one day: what if we could convert the real estate industry into an automated vending system?
Amidst the recent discovery of super-Earth LHS 1140b - one of the "most exciting” exoplanets discovered in the last decade - a unique scientific crowdsourcing project is about to begin to further advance the...
Between 1990 and 2003, the world saw the completion of one of the biggest international scientific collaborations that led to the creation of the The Human Genome Project. Now, another international community of...
What makes some of us more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others? It may have to do with our level of education.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of those cliché questions that adults ask automatically. It turns out that the answer may reveal a lot about an adolescent’s health.
It is a sad reality that in one of the richest nations in the world 60 million people struggle to put healthy food on the table.
You know what would make LEGO even better? A base tape that lets you build against gravity.
The European Geosciences Union predicts that over 70% of glacier volume in the Everest region could be lost by 2100. One man has engineered a solution so that life in these regions can go on.
In March 2017, the New Zealand government made history by passing the Te Awa Tupua Bill. A result of a 170-year legal battle led by a local Maori tribe, the bill declares the Whanganui River a legal person with...
Disney does more than make cute movies. Researchers from its innovation branch want to turn your living room into a magnetic field.
This is huge news for the 285 million visually impaired people around the world.
There's an app that detects manterruptions—but we round up the research to find out which groups of people are really doing the most interrupting.
These glycerin "smart glasses" may be the only specs you'll need – although they do need a design intervention at some point.
DARPA, the U.S. Department of Defense military research agency, whose work has resulted in staples of modern life such as the Internet and GPS systems, is now working with a San Francisco-based R&D lab –...
There are millions of unexploded landmines around the world, killing civilians and military personnel every month.