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Adidas is partnering with German sportswear manufacturer AMSilk to create its first synthetic-silk concept shoe called, “The Futurecraft Biofabric.” Unveiled recently at the Nov. 17th Biofabric Summit in New York, the synthetic silk is called Biosteel and according to a recent Quartz article, “it’s one of the most exciting new textiles in development.”

If you can remember the military warplanes from the future, a.k.a. Skynet, in the movie Terminator, then it’s easy to imagine Urban Aeronautics’ AirMule – an AAV (Autonomous Aerial Vehicle) designed “to get people out of dangerous battlefields without endangering the pilot or crew.”

There’s a new player joining LIFX and Phillips Hue as the leading multi-colored LED smart bulb. Toronto-based Nanoleaf is taking an entirely different approach toward interior lighting by designing a multi-colored smart panel system that fastens together like Jigsaw pieces. Looking more like an illuminated piece of artwork, the Nanoleaf Aurora has panels that are […]

When it comes to building the flying taxi of the future, three companies seem to be emerging from the pack as leading influencers. Whether it’s Uber’s recently released 98-page White Paper outlining its “Uber Elevate” flying car plan or Airbus’ “Project Vahana” – an all-electric VTOL taking off from building tops – the commuter market […]

In a recent interview with Futurism, Pavegen CEO Laurence Kemball-Cook said, “When a person walks, they generate 5 watts of energy continuously, so you are, we all are, a 5-watt power-feed,” he continued by saying, “you can store energy from people.”

Imagine if you could harness energy by simply walking around in a polo shirt. Or if wearing a backpack during a mid-day hike meant storing energy from the sun. Scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a textile that can be sewn into fabric and then used to power gadgets. It does this by […]

In a recent LiveScience article entitled, “Augmented-Reality Helmet Could Give Cyclist Extra Eyes on the Road,” author Edd Gent interviews Richard Price, Industrial Engineer at British design firm DCA, about his firm’s newest concept called the Optic Helmet. The Optic Helmet, according to the article, uses augmented reality to give cyclists a 360-degree view of […]

Advancements in display technology, whether it’s in the form of 3D holographic technology or acoustic levitation, seem to be breaking new barriers and it can only be described as fascinating. A recent Engadget article entitled, “Forget holograms, here’s a ‘floating e-ink’ display,” showcases JOLED, an acoustic elevation system that uses sound waves to suspend objects […]

Large Air purifier in Beijing

Futurism’s “Smog-Sucking Tower” article written by Jelor Gallego tells the story of Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde and his 23-foot (7m) air purifying tower. Set to embark on a world tour starting in Beijing, China, Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Project uses the latest in air purifying technology. Just so happens the technology is housed in his Smog […]