Designer Edge

Making Electronics from Unrefined Coal
Engineering researchers reveal highly desirable optical and electrical properties in naturally-occur...
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Driverless Taxi Service Coming Soon to Singapore
Startup plans to use autonomous vehicles for public transit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Can Engineers Get Us to Mars by 2027?
Stephen Petranek discusses the current barriers to Mars colonization, and the solutions he sees to b...
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Engineers Harvest Methane Gas from Lake in Rwanda That May Explode
Lake in Rwanda is one of three in the world that experience limnic eruptions, and engineers are harv...
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Vuze Virtual Reality Camera Debuts at $799
Democratizing 3D capture with a relatively inexpensive virtual reality camera and kit.
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Microsoft HoloLens—Militarized
Microsoft blog post promotes augmented reality applications of HoloLens for combat.
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Sketchfab Releases Showcase Apps for All Virtual Reality Platforms
Automatically upload your 3D models and publish virtual reality content.
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Trainerbot Is a Smart Ping Pong Robot
San Francisco engineers have developed a robot to train ping pong players.
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The Challenges of Bringing VR to a Browser Near You
Google engineer Boris Smus talks about an important issue with web-based virtual reality content.
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Engineering Implantable Devices for the Brain
Collaboration between neurosurgeons and engineers aims to build brain implants for long-term use.
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Turning Carbon Dioxide into Concrete
New process converts greenhouse gas emissions into sustainable building material.
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Meet IBM’s Brain-Inspired Neurosynaptic Processor
Supercomputing platform based on TrueNorth neurosynaptic computer chip to be utilized for national n...
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UK Plumber Builds Homemade Hoverbike
Colin Furze built a Parajet-powered flying machine as part of Ford’s Unlearn campaign.
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GeoOrbital Wheel Converts Your Bike to an Electric Cycle
GeoOrbital is running a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for their system that turns your bicy...
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Hyperloop Test Proves It Really Could Work
Open-air test demonstrates the functionality of a linear-electric motor in powering the Hyperloop co...
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Where Is Google Going with Virtual Reality?
A race is on to make Web-based VR competitive with hardware-based headsets like Facebook’s Oculus Ri...
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Science Museum Is Rebuilding Eric, the UK's First Robot
The Science Museum in London is running a crowdfunding campaign for their recreation of Eric, the UK...
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How to Solder Without Heat
New method uses Field’s metal to solder at room temperature.
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FormBox - A Desktop Vacuum Former for Makers
Mayku is running a highly successful crowdfunding campaign for their desktop vacuum former.
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An Electronic Nose for Sniffing Out Explosive Materials and Toxic Gases
Fiber composite makes handheld alkane sensors possible.
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