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Kiss House, Passivhaus, flatpack, prefab

We love the concept of tiny houses, but they can’t be shipped everywhere in the world. Prefabricated homes are a great alternative to constructing a house pillar-by-pillar. The components are manufactured and put together as much as possible before it gets delivered to you. After that, the home is assembled like Legos. Kiss House is […]

3d, printed, medication

3D printing has helped make some of the most disruptive breakthroughs this year possible. A man recently had a 3D printed skull implanted through surgery. A company called Potent Rope is making 3D printed marijuana a reality. It’s now also possible to 3D print in space thanks to startup Made in Space. Now, imagine getting […]

BMW, Electric Vehicle, EV

BMW has done what no other car manufacturer has been able to do: engineer a wireless charging station for one of its electric vehicles. Designed for its BMW 5 Series iPerformance EV, the oversized charging pad connects to a 220-volt outlet and is capable of charging the 530e hybrid in 3.5 hours without a cable. […]

Finney, Sirin Labs, smartphone, blockchain, cryptocurrency

Sirin Labs is known for creating the $14,000 Solarin smartphone. The super-secure mobile is one of the world’s most expensive. Now, the company announced another smartphone, called Finney, that costs $1,800. Sirin Labs also revealed an all-in-one PC for the “blockchain generation” and the “crypto crowd.” Sirin Labs CMO Nimrod May says, “This particular line […]

texas, bitcoin

Cryptocurrency is exploding in popularity this year. Not long after an acclaimed Bitcoin trader proclaimed that the flagship cryptocurrency would skyrocket in value, the global crypto market reached a value of $180 billion. While the pandemonium has tapered off (Bitcoin’s value has been a bit of a roller coaster in recent weeks), that hasn’t stopped […]

Google ATAP, Jacquard, Levis

All it takes is a split second and you could end up flying over your bike’s handlebars. No one can question the dangers around answering a call or looking at a text while riding a bike – especially while commuting alongside traffic. The only solution is to get rid of the temptation altogether. After about […]

10-Star, The Sociable Weaver, Carbon-Positive Home

With an estimated energy cost of only $2.35 per year and an anticipated savings of 507 pounds of carbon emissions per occupant, Australian architectural firms The Sociable Weaver and Clare Cousins Architects have created a luxurious, cost-effective, yet modern 10-star sustainable home. This is Australia’s first 10-star carbon positive home and judging from the ending […]

robot, synthetic, muscle

 Artificial intelligence (AI) has made headlines nearly every day this year. Jaguar wants AI not behind the steering wheel, but in it. LG is working on a smart mower robot for your lawn. And Microsoft recently revealed Brainwave, their solution for real-time AI. But now, Columbia University researchers are figuring out how to enable robots […]

Wireless, NC State

It’s the year 2017 and “going wireless” seems to be all the rage. But as we all know, having a wireless device does not mean ultimate freedom from charging docks or other power sources. Thankfully, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an innovative system that integrates high-speed data and wireless power transfer simultaneously.