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 […]
According to a recent Futurism article, Scientists at UMass Amherst are using a new 3D scanner to not only build a catalog of endangered species but also educate others on how to protect these animals. Project Digital Life uses a camera called Beastcam that quickly captures 3D scans of creatures like sharks, geckos, turtles and […]
Fisker, Inc. has just unveiled drawings of its Emotion EV prototype that is set to challenge Tesla’s Model S and Model 3 electric sedans. With a top speed of 161 mph (260 km/h) and an all-electric range of 400 miles (640 km), CEO Henrik Fisker has certainly grabbed the attention of Tesla’s Elon Musk.
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Zero Mass Water CEO Cody Friesen talked about his company’s new groundbreaking device called Source. By absorbing and treating water vapor from the air, Source solar panels can generate 5 liters of water per day with the ability to store up to 30 liters of water for emergencies. […]
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 article entitled, “New Tech Allows Deaf People to Sense Sounds,” Futurism features Neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman’s new technology called the Versatile Extra-Sensory Traducer (VEST). With the help from Scott Novich and his team at Rice University, VEST uses the senses of touch to help the deaf ‘hear’ again. The VEST was inspired […]
Daniel Huang, co-founder of Mophie, has created the Immotor Go Scooter. The electric scooter is foldable and can travel up to 20 miles on a single charge. Focused on redesigning the urban commute, Huang claims that his battery is “indestructible” making it the first of its kind in the world of pedestrian-level transportation.