What is it to live without clocks, daylight, or simple communication with people outside your immediate surroundings? In the name of science, fifteen people descended into a cave in southwest France for 40 days to find out. The experiment, which was part of a wider project called … [Read more...] about Cave experiment lets volunteers reconnect with natural circadian rhythms
The ocean is a wild and turbulent space, where winds and weather kick up waves in all directions. These ever-changing conditions of both the waters and the weather make locating lost people and objects an incredibly difficult undertaking for first responders. But this may soon … [Read more...] about MIT scientists develop algorithm to better locate missing people at sea
The thunk-whumma-whumpa-whuppa sound of a tire puncturing and losing pressure at freeway speeds is unmistakable. However, if Goodyear has its way humanity might not have to endure the filthy, sweaty, swear-inducing process of swapping rubber on the shoulder of American roads ever … [Read more...] about Goodyear unveils smart tire concept that never goes flat
If you have been impressed by the recent addition of WiFi on commercial airlines, you will be even more amazed by LiFi: in-flight wireless signal transmitted not by electromagnetic waves, but light. More specifically, this signal, transmitted via LED lights, features a safer … [Read more...] about LiFi in the sky: the future of connectivity
Leather has been worn for centuries and remains an iconic material for fashion today. But leather is not perfect. It requires livestock which requires many resources and the foul treatment of animals and produces millions of tons of waste per year. The word “leather” is quickly … [Read more...] about Meat from Plants, Milk from Oats, and Leather from Mushrooms!