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Jaguar Seat Simulates Walking 2020-01-20 19:00:00The morphable seat from Jaguar Land Rover keeps you comfortable on long drives by moving the seat to simulate the sensation of walking.

Medical Devices Dissolve with Light 2020-01-20 13:00:00Ingestible medical devices that can be dissolved by light could eliminate the need for surgical removal.

Nanox.Arc X-ray Machine is Safer and Smaller 2020-01-20 01:00:00The Nanox.Arc X-ray machine from Nanox could make medical scans more accessible and less expensive

Super-human Red Blood Cells Ferry Drugs Past Defenses 2020-01-19 19:00:00Super-human red blood cells filled with medication could be used to transport drugs to specific targets in the body.

Elliot AED Made for Consumer Use 2020-01-19 13:00:00The ultra-portable Elliot AED device from HeartHero weighs just over a pound and is small enough to slip in a purse.

ZPD Suction Cups Grip With Spinning Water 2020-01-19 01:00:00A new suction cup design relies on spinning water to grasp and climb rough and uneven surfaces.

Living Concrete Absorbs Toxins as it Self-Heals 2020-01-18 19:00:00An innovative living concrete powered by bacteria can regenerate on-site and even absorb toxins from the air.

Mojo Vision AR Lens 2020-01-18 07:00:00Hailed as the world’s first, the smart contact lens from Mojo Vision features a built-in display that provides timely information without interr

AI and ECG Detect Blood Glucose Levels 2020-01-18 01:00:00An AI system able to identify blood glucose levels from ECG readings offers a non-invasive alternative to finger pricks.

TriNav Infusion System Targets Solid Tumors 2020-01-17 19:00:00The TriNav Infusion System from TriSalus targets solid tumors by overcoming the pressure of the blood flow to deliver the drug into the tumor.

Solvent Reduces Cost of Biofuel Production 2020-01-17 07:00:00A solvent able to quickly turn plant fibers into sugars at room temperature could drastically improve the process of manufacturing biofuels.

SIMPA Prosthetic Designed for Toddlers 2020-01-17 01:00:00The prototype SIMPA 3D-printed prosthetic arm for toddlers offers the first affordable and simple option for young children.

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Emissions of ultra-potent greenhouse gas surging, despite ban New! 2020-01-21 07:57:19Researchers have been shocked to discover that an extremely potent greenhouse gas that China and India promised to ban is at record levels. The post

Cubic Telecom raises €11m in funding from Act New! 2020-01-21 07:53:57After recently receiving €23.5m in funding from the European Investment Bank, Cubic Telecom has closed a further €11m in funding from Act Ve

What 2020 has in store for working life, New! 2020-01-21 07:52:47We heard from HR employees at Mastercard and MSD about their thoughts on what working life holds for the workforce in 2020. The post What 2020 has in

With 600m downloads, ‘fleeceware’ remains an issue on New! 2020-01-21 07:09:57Some of the 'fleeceware' apps discovered by cybersecurity firm Sophos include a horoscope app that charges more than $3,600 per year and a GIF-makin

Personio will launch in Ireland after $75m Series New! 2020-01-21 06:21:11Following a $75m Series C funding round, Personio will launch in Ireland and the UK, opening a new London office to support this expansion. The post

Greta Thunberg dismisses carbon capture as sole answer New! 2020-01-21 06:18:56Speaking as part of a panel at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Greta Thunberg warned that ‘nothing has been done’ to reverse the climat

Disney+ confirms Irish launch date and subscription price New! 2020-01-21 05:13:28From 24 March, Irish customers will be able to subscribe to streaming service Disney+, which offers content from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and

Insight’s Noel O’Connor: ‘AI is having a transformative New! 2020-01-21 05:00:43Noel O’Connor of the Insight SFI research centre discusses the future of AI and data analytics, the issue of diversity in STEM, and how he balan

Jamie Heaslip takes on full-time role at Dublin New! 2020-01-21 04:45:12Former Ireland and Leinster rugby captain Jamie Heaslip will now work directly with Flender CEO Kristjan Koik to develop the company’s brand and

Magnetic molecule tech lets us see breast tumours New! 2020-01-21 04:39:32Researchers in the UK have developed a new method of analysing breast tumours in real time to help decide a clearer plan of action. The post Magnetic

Why UX writing needs people ‘who care what 2020-01-20 07:45:38We talked to Jane Ruffino about her upcoming online course in UX writing at Berghs School of Communication in Sweden. The post Why UX writing needs pe

Large spider robot with special suckers can climb 2020-01-20 06:57:35Engineers have developed a spider robot with specially designed suction pads for scaling walls and rough surfaces. The post Large spider robot with

WIRED » Innovation Insights

Maps Are Biased Against Animals New! 2020-01-21 09:00:00Protecting the ecosystems we share starts with acknowledging that humans aren’t the only species with pathways and landmarks.

Sonos Will Soon End Software Support for Its New! 2020-01-21 09:00:00The company will also launch a trade-in program if you want to upgrade your soon-to-be-obsolete Sonos hardware.

Making Public Transit Fairer to Women Demands Way New! 2020-01-21 08:00:00Most transit systems aren't designed for women, who tend to run errands and care for children. But cities can’t fix a problem they don’t

The Tiny Brain Cells That Connect Our Mental New! 2020-01-21 08:00:00A new understanding of long-overlooked cells called microglia is challenging the assumption that body and brain function are completely independent.

The Macabre Science of Animal Mass Die-Offs New! 2020-01-21 08:00:00Researchers are replicating “mass mortality events” with pig carcasses. The ecological consequences could hint at what's happening in Aus

AI Can Do Great Things—If It Doesn't Burn New! 2020-01-21 07:00:00The computing power required for AI landmarks, such as recognizing images and defeating humans at Go, increased 300,000-fold from 2012 to 2018. 

Today's Cartoon: Silver Screens New! 2020-01-21 07:00:00Watch movies the way they’re meant to be seen: on your lap.

ASMR and the Soothing Power of Experts New! 2020-01-21 06:00:00Come for the tingly auditory triggers, stay for the existential coping mechanism.

These Standing Desks Rise Above the Competition New! 2020-01-21 06:00:00Get up, get down. Get your work done at a flexible desk. Here are two outstanding options.

The Blurred Boundaries of Work-From-Home Parenting New! 2020-01-21 06:00:00The same technology that's made working from home easier than ever has fundamentally changed what “home” means to me.

Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming New! 2020-01-21 06:00:00Software-driven systems can produce enough searing heat to power manufacturing processes that now gorge on fossil fuels.

Behind the Scenes at Rotten Tomatoes New! 2020-01-21 06:00:00Humans, not algorithms, determine those ubiquitous scores. Good ingredients, imperfect recipe.


Space Force Unveils Camouflage Uniform, Sparking Twitter Frenzy New! 2020-01-21 17:02:31 On Friday, the United States Space Force tweeted out a photo that was supposed to show off its first utility uniform nametapes, embroidered patches s

Boeing Officially Halts Production of 737 Max Airliner New! 2020-01-21 16:38:31 After announcing plans to temporarily stop production of the 737 Max commercial airliner in December, aerospace giant Boeing confirmed to CNN today t

Scientists Discover Immune Cell That Kills Most Cancers New! 2020-01-21 16:33:40 A newly discovered immune cell could lead to the creation of a universal cancer treatment — one that would work for all cancers, in all people.

Mysterious, Deadly Chinese Virus Officially Reaches the US New! 2020-01-21 15:46:07 The deadly coronavirus that’s infected hundreds and killed at least six in Wuhan, China, has officially made its way to the continental United

In China, Hazmat Teams Are Searching Flights For New! 2020-01-21 13:56:11 Now that Chinese officials have confirmed that 2019-nCoV, a mysterious pneumonia-like virus, can spread among humans, the government is taking extra

Astrobiologist Explains How Invisible Aliens Could Live on New! 2020-01-21 13:48:31 During a recent interview with The Observer, Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut, said not only that she believes aliens exist, but also that

Watch a SpaceX Rocket Explode in Mid-Flight New! 2020-01-21 12:59:47 Early Sunday morning, SpaceX launched its astronaut-ferrying Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in

Chinese Virus Is Spreading Between Humans, Prompting Outbreak New! 2020-01-21 12:50:06 Officials have now confirmed that the mysterious virus that recently surfaced in China can spread from person to person — and the number of con

Is Solar Worth It in 2020? This Free New! 2020-01-21 12:25:58 Solar energy has always been a good idea in theory. Solar energy is good for the environment because it’s 100 percent renewable and emissions f

SpaceX Says It’ll Drive Astronauts to Launchpad in New! 2020-01-21 12:18:08 After SpaceX nailed its last critical test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft over the weekend, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Doug Herley are inching

Trump Says He Now Regrets Pushing for Vape New! 2020-01-21 11:53:38 United States President Donald Trump reportedly wis