Finnish design brand Marimekko, known for maximalist prints, partnered with a fabric innovation startup to develop wood pulp-based fabric, which requires 99% less water than cotton production. Plus, each garment can be recycled or composted at the end of its lifecycle.
How Will Driverless Cars Change City Streets?
There's no shortage of speculative plans that reimagine the future screetscape. But is it a road to nowhere?
Inside the World's First Regenerative Highway
Since ancient times, humans have been altering the environment to create throughways for the transport of food and goods, not to mention travel and military defense. But over the course of thousands of years, little has changed regarding the way roads are built. It’s still a necessity to clear trees and disrupt layers of earth to make way for smoother, more durable foundations, but at what cost?
Researchers are in the midst of developing a solar panel that does the impossible—it works at night. The so-called "anti-solar panel" functions in reverse by harnessing the heat from Earth, rather than the sun, to generate electricity.
Cotton with The Strength of Steel
Researchers at Northwestern University are collaborating with the United States Army to develop a cotton fabric that rapidly neutralizes deadly nerve agents.
A Bird's Eye View of Urban Renewal
As we settle into 2020, a look back at the last decade shows it was a transformative one for building developments. Take a look at how the tech industry, and other factors, led to the creation entirely new neighborhoods as seen from 400 miles above.
Want to change the channel with a simple glance toward the corner of the TV screen? The startup NextMind is pioneering a noninvasive neural interface, which sits at the back of the skull, that claims to help you do just that and more.
Are You Real? The Advent of AI Beings
Artificial Intelligence beings that look and act like humans are soon-to-be a reality. At least that's what Samsung suggests in a series of social media posts teasing the unveiling of its artificial being NEON at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Would you work in an old airplane hangar?
Google has created a somewhat mythical office culture with its nap pods and upscale food options, but the company also has a knack for transforming old warehouses, factories, and storage facilities into sleek workplaces. Take a look at some of Google's most unique offices.
When it comes to technology, farming developments aren't always top of mind. But the 5G cellular software is transforming agriculture in more ways than one.
Next Gen Nuclear Plants Are Here
The next wave of nuclear reactors won't look like this! One energy startup created a compact prototype reactor, which uses hardly any nuclear fuel and is small enough to ship to any location.
Drink Vodka out of Thin Air? Yup.
This company wants to make drinking this high-end vodka called Air one way to save the Earth. How? Well, they claim the vodka is manufactured in a way as to take greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere.
When wrapped around a building, these "whole-house fire blankets" can protect a structure from the ravages of wildfires.
Walk This Way
A French man who hasn't walked in two years took his first steps thanks to a high-tech suit controlled by implants in his brain.
The Future of Food
Take a look at these companies shaping the way we eat with sustainable solutions and innovative technologies.