Indiana-based wheelchair mobility specialist BraunAbility and Ford will be showing a wheelchair-accessible Explorer at this week's Chicago Auto Show. Called the Explorer MXV, the conversion is meant to put the comfort of a wheelchair-accessible van into the rugged, capable hands of an SUV.
So first of all … no, nobody is thinking of weaving together blades of grass to make condoms. Scientists at Australia's University of Queensland, however, are having success with condoms made from a latex with added nanocellulose obtained from a native grass. Not only are they stronger than regular latex condoms, but they could be as thin as the diameter of a human hair.
An international team of scientists today announced what could be the biggest breakthrough in physics in a hundred years. Specifically, they claim to have at last detected gravitational waves, the enigmatic and elusive ripples in the fabric of spacetime that Albert Einstein first predicted in 1916, in his theory of general relativity.
While there are various ways of stowing a compact tire pump within a bicycle, a full-size model is almost always going to make the pumping easier. Frame-fit hand pumps are certainly one way to go, but inventor Alexander Haager has created something stealthier – his AirSupply pump doubles as a seatpost.
The latest in our series of VR developer interviews zeros in on High Voltage Software, makers of Oculus Rift exclusive Damaged Core. How do you move the first-person shooter genre into VR without making people puke? That's the problem Chief Creative Officer Eric Nofsinger and company were tasked with.
As most serious athletes will know, one of the keys to avoiding muscle cramps involves loosening up the soft tissues both before and after intense physical activity. While there are already balls and rollers that let people do so, Hyperice's new Hypersphere adds another dimension – its core vibrates at a high frequency, reportedly getting those muscles and tendons as loose as a goose.
Peugeot is using the upcoming Geneva International Auto Show to offer the world its vision of what a highly-connected business shuttle could look like in the not-too-distant future. Positioned as a concept vehicle based on the Peugeot Traveller that will debut at the same show, the Traveller i-Lab is heavy on technology that complies with the needs of today's business traveler.
As the mosquito-borne Zira virus monopolizes the attention of Brazil's government and media, adding to the burden of the dengue epidemic, researchers are offering a method to blood banks that wish to screen transfusion blood for pregnant women and in cases of intrauterine transfusion. There is a suspicion that Zika could cause foeatuses to develop microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with small heads and brains.
Moshe Safdie's residential complex in Bishan, Singapore, is inspired by ancient hillside developments and the architect's own Habitat 67 complex in Montreal, Canada. The Sky Habitat is formed of two gradated, matrix-like towers joined together by suspended sky-gardens.
Standard prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests for prostate cancer are far from ideal, sometimes resulting in unnecessary biopsies, and even failing to detect some cancers altogether. With the goal of developing a more capable alternative, a team of researchers has turned to a machine it calls the Odoreader, which is designed to analyze urine samples to provide a non-invasive prostate cancer test.