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Innovation

DARPA thinking about smart contact lenses

Published on 05/02/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Complete with a flexible micro battery, DARPA may be considering these smart contact lenses for soldiers to give them augmented vision and capability in the field. DARPA has spent a decade looking into this technology, developed by IMT Atlantique engineers in France.

Samsung creates vertical TV

Published on 04/29/2019 @ 10 AM EST

Samsung created a 43-inch TV for viewing vertical videos. This television is called the Sero and can rotate between horizontal and vertical so users can watch videos shot in portrait-mode.

Samsung designs wraparound phone display

Published on 04/29/2019 @ 10 AM EST

Already looking beyond folding phones, Samsung has a patent for a wraparound display. This display would fold over the phone's top and part of the back. Users could choose which parts of the screen to use at a time.

Chinese scientists experiment with monkey brains

Published on 04/14/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Researchers in southern China are looking to better understand human intelligence and are putting human genes in the brains of monkeys to find out more. The transgenic monkeys with human genes performed tasks better than their all-monkey counterparts, although questions about ethics are buzzing around the experiment.

SoftBank could be launching a 5G drone

Published on 03/10/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The Hawk 30 will deliver 5G and IoT connectivity down to the planet from the sky, meaning there’s more coverage. It would hover 12.5 miles above the ground.

Mitsubishi’s latest innovation can power up your home

Published on 03/06/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the Dendo Drive House includes solar panels, a battery, and a bi-directional charger which allows power to flow from your car to your house and vice versa. Whether it’s used as backup emergency power of off-grid lifestyles, Mitsubishi is pairing this innovation with professional installation and maintenance.