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British Airways Has A New Way Of Tracking Customers' Emotions During Flights

The airline has created a new way to measure and track exactly how you feel throughout the entire flight with one simple tool — a blanket.<p>The "happiness blanket" helps the people at BA pinpoint exactly what makes people happy and what makes them anxious when they fly, this way the airline can …

British Airways

These Advertising Billboards Could Literally Be A Roof Over Someone's Head

Matej Nedorolik, the business manager for Design Develop, says the firm is still looking for brand partners to sponsor the homes. “Money from the …

Advertising

This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City

Designed like a giant tree, the Urban Skyfarm is covered in leaf-like decks that provide space for real trees to grow.<p>So far, most existing vertical farms look like big greenhouses or plant factories–all of the action happens on the inside. Warehouses in Chicago, Kyoto, Singapore, and a handful of …

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

Biobots made from tissue could one day be implanted in humans

It turns out that robots don't need to be BigDog-sized to be freaky. Scientists at the University of Illinois have created one a mere centimeter (half-inch) in size built on a 3D-printed hydrogel backbone. The "ew" part is what powers it: a strip of skeletal muscle cells triggered by an electric …

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

WinSun<p><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 …

Engineering

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Wearable Tech Puts Wearers On The Frontline Of Healthcare [Future Of Health]

PSFK Labs looks at how wearable technology is enabling wearers to become more involved with decisions about their health.<p>As we begin to see the …

A Radical Reimagining of the Good Old Food Label

A New York student's graduate project proposes an alternative to the traditional FDA nutritional labeling: An open-source Wikipedia for food ingredients. Brands and stores might want to listen up.<p>Graduate students aren't your typical poster children for healthy eating. But for 10 weeks this spring, …

Robot valet to park travellers’ cars at German airport

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?<p>Travellers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.<p>An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.<p>Thomas Koetter says all travellers need to do …

Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Combined Fitness Band And Stylish Smartwatch For Your Galaxy Smartphones

The Samsung Gear Fit is one of three smartwatches announced this year by the South Korean company. Focusing on exercise and the quantified self, the Gear Fit is a smartwatch with a higher purpose. I’ve been wearing one for the last two weeks to review both the Gear Fit and the S Health software it …

2014 Jaguar F-type V-8 S Roadster

Loud pipes save lives. In this case, Jaguar's.<p>From the August 2015 issue<p>Sales are not always the ultimate arbiter of a brand’s outlook, at least not in the same way that failure is a ­certainty in their absence. Jaguar’s numbers, in free fall when Ford dumped the brand in early 2008 on India’s Tata …

LeMons Southern California Inspections: A Humber, a Dacia, and More Mazdas Than We Can Count

We’ve been putting on 24 Hours of LeMons races at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, just north of Bakersfield, since way back in 2009. It’s hot here in California’s Central Valley, but today’s 99-degree temperatures were <i>pleasant</i> compared to last year’s punitive sweat-fest, and we managed to get through …

Watch the Stig Steal a Lotus F1 Car and Drive a Razor Crazy Cart

<i>Top Gear</i> may be in between seasons currently, but the Stig is keeping busy. The masked racing driver was just ‘busted on a security camera at the Lotus Formula 1 team’s headquarters, eating popcorn, driving around in a Razor crazy cart, and even sneaking off for a go in the Lotus F1 race car.<p>The …