Felipe Sheward

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Smart pen measures the dimensions of virtually any object

Despite all the technological advances over the years, measuring items in your home still tends to involve old-school rulers and tape measures... and they can be inaccurate if there are curves. Instrumments thinks it has a better way. The team of former Misfit creators is launching the 01, a hybrid …

These portable antennas let you send texts with friends, even when you don't have service

Daniela Perdomo, CEO and co-founder of the communications startup goTenna, actually despises it.<p>"When you go to Coachella, your text messages should not go to a tower," Perdomo tells Business Insider.<p>That's why goTenna launched its first product last year, a portable antenna that uses VHF radio …

Mesh Network

Masdar/MIT solar cell makes a grab for world record with 35% efficiency and lower cost

A joint effort between MIT and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology may have cracked the code on one of the biggest challenges in moving …

9 essential tech skills anyone interested in startups should learn

Here's an On-Foot Look at the 3D-Printed adidas Futurecraft

Do these images indicate a production model in the works?<p>Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>91<p>91<p>SHARES<p>Last October, adidas unveiled the future …

3D Printing

Design for startups: some useful advice

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in print.<p>Access our full archive<p>This …

Best Interaction Design Tools

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>Interaction design is a process in which designers focus on creating …

Now you can control your gadgets with your tattoos

Now you can control your gadgets with your tattoos<p>99 Shares<p>The next tattoos you’ll do on yourself could do more than just look fashionable. A group …

The Best Mockup & Wireframing Design Tools & Apps for UI/UX Designers

Prototyping/wireframing tools are the best communication method between interaction designers, project manager, and website developers. It’s a key ste …

British food delivery startup Deliveroo raises $275M in funding

Deliveroo, a food delivery service that is facing competition from UberEats in Europe, raised $275 million in Series E funding, the startup announced …

3D-Printing Pen Uses Plastic Bottles And Bags As Ink Cartridges

The Renegade lets you create art by converting garbage into building materials

Plastic

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

Anyone Can Become A Drummer With This Surprisingly Good Cardboard Drum Kit

The kit–topped with fiberglass–is portable, durable, and even hooks up to a mic for a show. Who needs expensive equipment?<p>After watching street drummers improvise on cardboard boxes, France-based designer and musician Patrick Obadia had an idea. Could a full drum kit, designed from scratch with …

Drums

App-connected life jacket tracks wearer’s location

Ahti X1 Life jacket sends a time-stamped location alert to an app as soon as the jacket is inflated.<p>7 Jul 2016<p>We’ve seen a life jacket shirt that …

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones–or let people reshape their own.<p>Synthetic bone grafts–made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers–are nothing new. But that’s just the most simple vision of what artificial bone …

Coming To Market: An Apartment In A Box That Morphs At The Press Of A Button

Ori, a startup born from an MIT Media Lab project, thinks furniture should be a robotic shapeshifter. And it hired Yves Béhar to design it.<p>Space is a luxury, and apartments aren’t getting bigger any time soon (sigh). But a new company called Ori thinks that we don’t necessarily need to think …

Real Estate

Sneakerhead Robot Ditches Flat Feet for Arches

With Adidas and arched feet, this robot is walking how few robots have walked before.<p>Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed what they claim to be most efficient walking robot ever to have been built. It's earned that moniker because it's been able to shed the flat feet that have stereotyped …

Filament 'muscle' drives skeleton robot

A system of robotic motion uses bundles of pneumatic tubes as muscles that control a skeleton's movements.<p>A team of researchers in Japan has created a system of robotic motion that can move a humanoid skeleton. This system, designed by a team at the Suzumori Endo Lab at the Tokyo Institute of …

Robotics

Create a folding paper animation

This style of animation is very popular, and has been seen in everything from TV commercials to short 3D movies. In this tutorial, we'll cover …

Google buys machine vision startup focusing on 'instant object recognition'

It's a good time to be a machine learning startup. Two weeks after Twitter bought London-based Magic Pony, Google has purchased French firm Moodstocks. The acquisition was made for an unknown sum, and seems primarily a grab for talent. Moodstocks' engineers and researchers will move to Google's …

Machine Learning

New plastic material begins to oscillate spontaneously in sunlight

<b>More information:</b> Kamlesh Kumar et al., A chaotic self-oscillating sunlight-driven polymer actuator, <i>Nature Communications</i> (4 July 2016). DOI: …

Chemistry

The Making Of Björk’s Futuristic Death Mask

Björk taps queen of biological fabrication Neri Oxman to design her most inspired–and cutting edge–headdress yet.<p>In the Middle Ages, the recently deceased were immortalized with wax or plaster death masks that preserved their facial features for generations. Similarly, the mask that Björk donned at …

3D Printing

Meet the Designer Growing Lamps Out of Mushrooms

Designer Danielle Trofe’s MushLume lamps point to a brighter sustainable future.<p>Designer Danielle Trofe wants to shake up the way we approach manufacturing. In fact, she wants to take manufacturing out of the equation altogether—her MushLume lamps are a product of agriculture growth (that's right, …

Biomimicry

Super-strong and airy 3D-printed supermaterials inch closer to reality

Steel or cement, plastics or carbon fiber, silicon or graphene: Whether in construction, aerospace or electronics, picking the right material for the …

3D Printing Takes Car Customization To New Heights

Daihatsu is launching an automobile model that will let buyers order 3D-printed "skins" to customize parts of the body. It's the next step in …

3D Printing

Dtto is a 3D-printed modular robot with an Arduino brain

The robot revolution is well under way, and you can do your part to make it happen. Not in a scary, <i>Terminator</i> kind of way, but with a cheery little …

Robotics

3D printing produces human-hairlike bristles

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have created a means of 3D-printing thousands of soft, furlike hairs.<p>Slowly but surely, researchers are stripping away the limitations of 3D printers.<p>Until now, dense and finely featured objects had been considered off-limits, simply because the computer-aided design …

3D Printing

Researchers create 3D printed robotic muscles using electroactive polymer

Jun 18, 2016 | By Benedict<p>In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from American, Japanese, and Korean universities are …

3D Printing

BioMason's bricks "grown" with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

BioMason is inching closer to commercially debuting its eco-friendly “grown” bricks, which they say could be on the market as early as next year. …

Carbon Emissions