Wetsuit filled with heavy gas could increase divers’ survival time by hours

An innovative new technique could help make wetsuits more insulated. The technique entails stuffing a standard wetsuit into a pressure tank that displaces its air pockets and pumps then full...

Teaching computers to plan for the future

As humans, we’ve gotten pretty good at shaping the world around us. We can choose the molecular design of our fruits and vegetables, travel faster and farther and stave off...

World’s first 3D-printed cornea made from algae and human stem cells

Researchers have 3D printed artificial cornea using bio-ink. The research is currently just a proof-of-concept but lays the groundwork for future techniques to create low-cost, easy-to-produce bionic eyes. The post World’s...

Household robots could learn skills in a virtual world where chores never end

The goal of VirtualHome is to help robots learn tasks by first experiencing them in a virtual world. In it's current form, an avatar can perform 1,000 separate actions in...

Electric cars can serve as mobile power storage, save billions on energy infrastruture

A new study out of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California shows how EVs may also have an added benefit for consumers and society at large, bolstering the energy...

‘Don’t buy electric!’ — car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds

Car dealers in Scandinavia have something against electric vehicles. That is the conclusion of an investigative study conducted by researchers, who visited car dealerships and found agents actively discouraging them...

No map, no problem: MIT’s self-driving system takes on unpaved roads

Developed by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the MapLite self-driving system is designed to successfully navigate unpaved roads by using basic GPS data and sensors technology. The...

MIST paints your walls so you don’t have to

If you’ve ever painted a room you know that getting every nook and cranny is pretty difficult and Tim Allen help you if you have hardwood or carpet. The tarp...

Graphene-reinforced concrete offers a stronger, more durable option

Concrete isn’t the sexiest building material, made up of little more than cement, water, and rocks. It’s neither as strong as steel nor as flexible as wood, but without it...

3D-printed wearable monitors gastrointestinal activity, if you can stomach it

Using a 3D-printed portable box hooked up to ten electrodes, the stomach-based wearable can monitor the electrical activity inside a patient's stomach to offer noninvasive insight into their gastrointestinal health. The...