Prakhar Gupta

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This Origami Robot Can Climb, Swim And Will Dissolve Into Nothing

Chinese Company 3D Prints An Entire Engine

If there was one 3D printer manufacturer in China who has really taken its technology to grand heights, it would probably be a company called Winbo …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Sanitizer robots, fish-finder sunglasses, and more

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Crowd Funding

Transformable Furniture by RockPaperRobot

Remember this video from our Instagram page? Well, we had to revisit RockPaperRobot and their brilliant Ollie Collection of transformable furniture …

Furniture

Design firm Ammunition takes top honors for innovation

San Francisco design firm Ammunition beat out Apple and others to be named Fast Company’s top “Innovative Company in Design.”<p>Co-founded by Robert Brunner, the former head of Apple’s industrial design studio who hired Jony Ive, Ammunition is most famous for designing the Beats Electronics …

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

This Talking Dinosaur's Brain Is Powered By IBM's Watson

Once upon a time, the world of talking dinosaurs was restricted to largely forgotten sitcom ‘Dinosaurs’ and irritating purple pal to preschoolers Barney. CogniToys, a new line of toys developed by Elemental Path, is changing that with its first release – a dino whose brain is powered by IBM’s …

The Forced Finger Project: Can A Machine Help You Sketch Like a Pro?

If the early days of your time at design school were anything like mine, you probably look back fondly (maybe a bit too rose-tintedly) on simpler …

Robotics

Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Ben de la Roche, an industrial design student at Massey University in New Zealand, has designed a doorless refrigeration wall, called Impress, that …

Portland’s New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water

Turn on the tap and you’re getting water and energy for the price of one.<p>If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental …

Snorkeling

Archiblox prefab home uses "a fraction" of the energy it generates

Archiblox says the house is the "world's first carbon positive prefabricated house," by which it means the first prefab house to be energy positive. …

World's First Carbon-Positive Pre-Fabribated House

This amazing prototype, rolled out by green architectural and manufacturing firm ArchiBlox, is billed as the first pre-fabricated, carbon-positive house. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit ingeniously generates more energy than it uses. The first model was recently installed as an exhibition in a …

Airflow

Re-Thinking How Car Seats Should Work

Johnson Controls isn't just a massive supplier to the automotive industry; they've got their own design department and can thus propose solutions, of …

Auto Shows

EV4 four-wheel-drive electric scooter leans into turns

"Moving within Warsaw, which from year to year is becoming more and more jammed, I lacked alternative means of transport, which could easily get …

The Chair that wanted to be a Hammock

The Twoface is like the Panton Chair’s sexy cousin. With it’s sleek frame and the hypnotic dual-layered fabric mesh, you can’t deny that it looks …

Design

Hybrid Solar Thermal Panels Produce Electricity & Heat, for Quadruple the Energy Production

Combining two types of energy production into the same surface area allows these hybrid solar thermal panels to produce quadruple the amount of …

Clean Energy

lightweight, folding electricmood scooter reaches speed of 15 mph

<b>lightweight, folding electricmood scooter reaches speed of 15 mph</b><br>images courtesy of electricmood<p><b>the ‘electricmood’ scooter by the self-named</b> …

Interesting Engineering

Leaos Solar electric bicycle has integrated solar panels

Getting around by bike rather than car or bus has its advantages, but not everyone wants to be stuck pedaling for endless miles. That’s where …

Electric Vehicles
Raspberry Pi

Muji’s New Air Purifier Is Like A Jet Engine For Your Sinuses

At a glance, Muji’s latest product looks like some tech gadget: the minimalist, porcelain-white analog to Apple’s Mac Pro or the Amazon Echo, perhaps. It’s actually a beautiful air purifier that pulls in dirty air from 360 degrees.<p>The Muji Air Purifier is made up a three-layer, activated charcoal …

Sinusitis

Why Architects and Second-Tier Cities Need Each Other

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.<p>A couple of weeks ago, the American Institute of Architects announced which buildings had won its annual …

Convertible Sleeping Bags Turn Into Insulated Tents for the Homeless

A blizzard is expected to rip through the Northeast, and in preparation for the storm, schools are closing, flights are being cancelled, and people …

Veterans

B.C. firms see a future in power storage systems

Print<p>Related<p>The problem for a lot of renewable power sources — wind and solar farms, run-of-river hydro — is that they often pump out the most power …

Talks on ending Ukraine fighting begin as death toll continues to rise

Minsk talks to bring about truce come after more than 20 civilians and 15 Ukrainian soldiers are killed in clashes with Russian-backed separatists<p>Talks aimed at striking a “binding” truce in Ukraine began in Minsk on Saturday afternoon as the number of soldiers and civilians killed continued to …

Russia

Meet Lotus, The Most Environmentally Safe Electric Bike. Ever.

You may think electric bikes are environmentally friendly but where do you think you’re probably getting that power from? Sure, you may be getting it …

Electric Bikes

These Stacking Bins Make Separating Papers and Plastics a Cinch

Separating the recyclable trash from the rest of your garbage is made slightly easier, and more pleasing to the eye, with these stackable Qualy bins …

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

Entrepreneurship