Form follows social function
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.
Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders announced last week that the company plans to test a prototype of a “flying car” by the end of the year.
As if antibiotic resistant bacteria weren’t enough of a worry, a recently published paper outlines a newly developed resistance mechanism in mosquitos as well.
"A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century."
More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. It gets even worse if you look at low and...
We urgently need fresh new thinking in order to address the scale and gravity of today’s global challenges, which have outgrown the present system’s ability to handle them.
Building a close relationships with your adolescent may seem like the most difficult task but it is one of the most important ones.
The necessity yet utter inconvenience of wearing and carrying around a bike helmet has always posed an interesting design challenge - creating a helmet that is light, compact and ideally unnoticeable, but is at...
The life of an average road bike tire is 1000-2000 miles and the cost of changing it between $20-30 plus the inconvenience. How about a bike tire that never goes flat and lasts up to 5000 miles?
A new mapping method corrects not only for visual distortions but also for cultural ones.
SoHo based Thompson Chemists is using a provocative campaign to raise awareness about the gender price gap.
In its latest efforts to keep improving its curriculum and make its pupils more equipped to succeed in the modern world, Finland has rethought the concept of a subject for its basic schools (students aged 7 to 16).
Germany is becoming the first country in the world to start operating a fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains that emit only steam and water.
Yes, climate change movies are sad and often lead to quiet desperation, but here's why we should continue watching and acting.
Chemical poisons are often used by farmers to control animals that destroy their crops but these chemicals are very harmful to the environment. An innovative project called LIFE Laser Fence is addressing this...