On Fridays I post here my favorite stories about emerging technologies, experiential activations, interactive art, advances in scientific research, and other things I find inspirational.

EPFL’s delivery drone protects packages with a collapsable carbon-fiber origami cage:


Scottish researchers generated hydrogen fuel from water using tidal energy:


Highly efficient solid-state refrigeration could enable pocket-sized cooling devices and help keep smartphones cool:

Image: Andreas Tille

The DSEI conference in London offered a look at how the military is using augmented reality:

Image: techradar

Caltech researchers developed DNA robots that could sort molecules in your blood:

Image: Demin Liu/Caltech

TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon app ARAD helps developers get ads into their augmented reality apps:

Image: TechCrunch

At TechCrunch Disrupt startup Pi debuted induction tech that extends the range of wireless charging to ~1 foot:

Image: Pi

To combat climate change, could we store carbon dioxide as liquid lakes at the bottom of the ocean?

Image: Wikimedia

Some UK researchers created a tool that makes 3D models of faces from a single image, and it works pretty well:

Image: Aaron S. Jackson, Adrian Bulat, Vasileios Argyriou, Georgios Tzimiropoulos

AI pioneer Geoffrey Hinton says we must discard the back-propagation methodology and start over:

Image: Johnny Guatto / University of Toronto

MIT spin-off iSee is developing autonomous driving tech using AI based on common sense:


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