The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers

Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand made possible by ultrasound technology Jason Barnes plays the piano with a new prosthesis that is driven by ultrasound. Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control […]

Amazon Has a New Way to Get Stuff Into Your Apartment

Amazon has taken another step toward consolidating control over the process that leads goods from the warehouse floor directly to the doors of its customers. To that end, the retail giant has just introduced Hub by Amazon, which are Amazon-owned locker systems installed in apartment buildings. By partnering with some of the nation’s largest apartment building […]

These 3D printed objects can connect to WiFi through plastic, without batteries or electronics

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed 3D-printed plastic objects that can connect to the internet without any electronics or batteries in the object itself. The researchers, who detailed their work in this paper, found a way to 3D-print plastic objects that can absorb or reflect ambient WiFi signals and send data wirelessly to […]