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New Stem Cell Treatment Leaves Scientists “Stunned” As Wheelchair-Bound Stroke Patient Walks Again

Researchers are said to be “stunned” by the success of a recent clinical trial of a new stem cell treatment for stroke patients. By injecting the …

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to Showcase Incredible New Technologies

Driving will get a whole lot easier when the 2017 E-Class arrives next summer.<p>The sedan, slated to debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show, comes with more sensors, cameras, and radar units that will enable drivers to park their car without being in it, talk to other cars, see the night as if it were …

NASA Could Soon Launch A Giant Solar Sail Beyond Our Solar System

Raise the e-sail<p>We’ve all seen Bill Nye’s Lightsail expedition, but now our friends at NASA are stepping in to take things a bit further.<p>In this year’s round of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) funding, NASA has funded it’s own Bruce Wiegmann and his team of solar propulsion experts to …

This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …

Prosthetic electrodes will return amputees' sense of touch

For all the functionality and freedom that modern prosthetics provide, they still cannot give their users a sense of what they're touching. That may soon change thanks to an innovative electrode capable of connecting a prosthetic arm's robotic sense of touch to the human nervous system that it's …

Nanotubes: Like carbon fiber, but 20 times stronger

They're the stiffest, strongest material known to man, and they could revolutionize car design forever.<p>Now that carbon-fiber composites have migrated from the world of blank-check motorsports to semiaffordable production cars such as the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Corvette, what's next? Is there another …

NASA Funds Research For Producing Oxygen On Mars

The ongoing quest to make a human presence on Mars a reality.<p>NASA is looking at taming Mars’ hostile environment with ecopoiesis, the creation of …

How It Works: The Toyota Mirai

The hydrogen-powered car hits streets this fall<p>In the past year, three automakers--Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai--have debuted new hydrogen cars. The biggest launch is likely the Toyota Mirai, which will hit U.S. streets this fall. Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have for years been the white whales of the …

Bullet-proof Bloodhound car aims for 1,000mph record

Described as “part Formula 1 car, part space rocket and part supersonic jet”, the Bloodhound Supersonic Car is aiming to be the world’s first 1,000mph car when it attempts to set a new world record in 2016. The car’s British designers say they are pushing the limits of science, with the Bloodhound …

Aviation

Shadowless Skyscrapers Designed For London

Hey, who turned on the lights?<p>London isn't exactly known for its bright and sunny climate, so the idea of more skyscrapers darkening the horizon of that metropolis isn't very appealing to people who enjoy seeing the sun every once in a while. But the skyscrapers are coming. A projected 250 are …

Skyscrapers

SXSW 2015: I Reprogrammed A Lifeform In Someone’s Kitchen While Drinking A Beer

Biohacking kits help you modify genes in the comfort of home<p>A group holding red cups full of beer converged around a kitchen table littered with petri dishes, pipettes, and other basic laboratory equipment. Our host/lab director, Justin Pahara, explained how we were all going to take a custom …

E.coli

Why Just About Every Single Head of Innovation -- Including Me -- Should Be Fired

<i>Hint: No matter how aggressive we are being, we aren’t being aggressive enough.</i><p>I wasn’t being hyperbolic with that headline.<p>Most innovation officers are brought in to shake things up, and just about all of them are not aggressive enough.<p>Let me give you a representative example, and then I’ll talk …

Leadership

High Moral Values and Innovation

In 1959 Nils Bohlin, an engineer at the Swedish Car Manufacturer Volvo, invented the first three point safety belt. It was much more effective than …

Innovation

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Live Events

From WeWork to FEED Supper, the companies changing the way we organize and experience live, shared events.<p>1. WeWork<p><b>For creating thriving communities from small unrelated parts.</b> WeWork is a community of communal workplaces: It now has spaces in almost 25 buildings across the United States, Israel, …

Tesla and Toyota Driving Innovation Far Beyond Electric Cars

<i>Nikhil (Nikki) Goel is the editor-in-chief of Cavs Nation and a writer for EcoWatch. He currently attends Case Western Reserve University and studies</i> …