Cool Tech
Cool Tech

Hydrogen-powered train with zero emissions completes test run in Germany

A test run of the world's first zero emission train, the Coradia iLint, has been completed in Germany, paving the way for future tests and the eventual use of the train on commercial tracks later this year.
Cool Tech

Smart glove gives bikers turn-by-turn navigation 2:06

A smartphone mounted on handlebars isn't always the best way to follow directions when you're out on your motorbike. So say hello to the TurnPoint, a smart glove that uses LED lights to point the way.
Cool Tech

Young blood: Scientists say this protein could be key to reversing aging process

Scientists in Germany have discovered a protein that can prompt the body's blood stem cells to act young again, potentially reversing some of the bad aspects of the aging process.
Cool Tech

Norway’s underwater laser-shooting drone zaps parasitic lice that live on salmon

Currently being employed in the North Sea fjords in Norway, a smart underwater drone has been deployed to fire highly targeted laser blasts to help deal with the problem of salmon-munching sea lice.
Cool Tech

Move over Amazon Go, this shop is unmanned 24/7

Started in Europe, Wheelys 24/7 is an unmanned retail store that's just opened a new outlet in Shanghai. Customers open the doors, scan their items, and pay using just their smartphones.
Mobile

Do you know if you're fertile? You may be able to use your phone to test that

The bright minds at Harvard University created a device that allows men to measure their ability to procreate with nothing more than their smartphone. But it's still a ways away from public introduction.
Cool Tech

VR system can help treat people with social anxiety and speech disorders

24-year-old Product Design student Gareth Walkom has developed VR software designed to help individuals work through social anxieties and speech disorders by confronting a range of virtual scenarios.
Cool Tech

Spinach leaves are the secret ingredient for growing heart tissue in a lab

What's the best platform for growing healthy heart tissues in a lab? According to a new bioengineering research project, it may be good old fashioned spinach leaves. Popeye would be proud.
Cool Tech

These new lenses give you superhuman sight, let you see colors with greater clarity

Metamers are colors which appear to be identical, but which actually possess different spectral compositions. A team of researchers have invented a pair of glasses that let us tell the difference.
Cool Tech

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One.
Cool Tech

Coffee table-sized mechanical Pong game is the coolest Kickstarter in forever

A year ago, a band of friends created an awesome mechanical tribute to the legendary Atari game Pong. Now they've found a manufacturer and are offering it on Kickstarter. Seriously, you need to check this out!
Wearables

How the Dot braille smartwatch could keep the visually impaired connected

Few smart devices are designed with the visually impaired in mind and touchscreens don't help the matter. The Dot however could change that, as the first smartwatch with a connected, braille interface.