3Dirigo isn’t even the biggest object the school’s 3D printer can construct — if pushed to its limits, it can print objects up to 100 feet long, 22 feet wide, and 10 feet high.
From limitless spider silk to vaccines, biofoundries take advantage of nature's incredible capacity for building.
It is known for being the most efficient method of storing carbon dioxide, but algae is also used to make tennis shoes, metal alternatives and meat-free burgers. This is how it could help...
Connected devices can now share position information, even in noisy, GPS-denied areas.
From trading up to trading in your old clothes, here’s how to dress with less impact on the environment.
A new robot hand capable of gripping eggs delicately without breaking them is unveiled, with applications on the production line to increase safety in industrial workshops.
3D printing may have serious medical uses if this heart, as claimed, is fully functional - scientists have said the aim is to make it compatible with humans. It could also have cardio-tox...
Africa is one of the most exciting and potentially dynamic markets in the world, and has the potential to create a world-class advanced manufacturing sector. Here's how to do it
For many years, the traditional route out of poverty for developing countries involved a shift from farming to manufacturing. But in today's world, that's no longer the case.
Machine workers and humans should be mutually reinforcing on the factory floor – leading to a more productive future.
MIT researchers have found a new use for Artificial Intelligence: creating machine-knitted garments. What does this mean for the future of knitting?
There seems to be a large gap between firms using automation in their businesses and those who don't, according to new research from Denmark.
With labor pools shifting and the cost of overseas manufacturing rising, forward-thinking businesses will seize on a disruptive time to prepare themselves for the future.
Inside a seafood processing facility in Norway, machines, not humans, evaluate the quality of salmon, weigh and grade the fish, and distribute it to the production units. Soon, machines w...
The act of repairing material objects can generate a deep sense of care, pride, belonging and civic participation.