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How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

3D Printing

Floating Ocean Greenhouses Bring Fresh Food Closer To Megacities

While living in Tokyo, Philipp Hutfless, an industrial designer from Germany, saw how much food the Japanese import from abroad. The industrialized nation just doesn’t have a lot of room for agriculture, neither in rural areas nor in cities.<p>His response was to develop Vereos, an idea for coastal …

In 10 Years, Tiny Flying Robots Could Pollinate Crops Instead Of Real Bees

Other scientists are pursuing a different tack: replacing bees. While there's no perfect solution, modern technology offers hope.<p>Last year, Harvard University researchers led by engineering professor Robert Wood introduced the first RoboBees, bee-size robots with the ability to lift off the ground …

Harvard

Glass app lets you take a photo just by thinking about it

Developers in the US and UK are increasingly putting Glass through its paces in an effort to fully understand its current capabilities and future potential.<p>A UK startup, for example, appears to have taken Google’s face-based computer to a whole new level, developing software that allows you to snap …

Flying Cars Predicted In Two Years: What Then?

People are already putting down money for self-driving flying cars. Are American motorists up to the challenge?<p>Since the dawn of aviation, Americans have dreamed of buying a flying car and opening up the skies to everyone. The utopian dream is embodied in the opening credits of <i>The Jetsons</i>, in which …

Civil Aviation