A typical 3D printer layers melted plastic to build up a solid object, but what happens when you swap plastic for fabric? You’ve got a machine that can create objects that are soft, deformable, and cuddly.
Researchers have always been curious as to where the sound of joints cracking comes from and put a hand under MRI to find out (and for us to see visualised in real time). They've figured it out. Read More >>
We’ll whittle our inboxes down to empty one week, only to feel overwhelmed as the number of unread messages climbs into the hundreds the next. Are we always an unpredictable mess when it comes to email? Actually, no.
The same motion sensor that tells your smartphone when to automatically switch the display from portrait to landscape modes can be used to make incredibly accurately measurements of what its camera is seeing.
Cars already have intelligent headlights that sweep left or right to improve visibility as you steer into a turn. But Vauxhall/Opel is developing next-generation lamp systems that scan your facial features 50 times a second to keep track of where you're looking – and automatically re-direct the lights in that direction. Read more >