Volvo and the Death of CO2 Emissions

It’s a feat most can only dream of: going completely carbon neutral. It’s insanely difficult to pull off, as nearly every action we make has some impact on the environment. But it can be done, and on impressively large scales. Lowering your own carbon footprint is commendable, but how about a car manufacturing plant breaking […]

The Internet of Things

A man holding the internet of things.

The internet: arguably the most vital resource we have in today’s technologically advanced world. Financial transactions can be completed with a few clicks and a credit card number. All public information on any subject, no matter how mundane, has plenty of pages dedicated to it. Forms of communication that were once thought of as impossible […]

Going Up! The World of Vertical Farming

When you think of a farm, you might picture vast fields of crops in the countryside. You imagine long stretches of land that could never thrive in an urban environment, much less be able to be grown on the move. That image may soon change. Vertical farming is exactly what it sounds like: food (usually […]

Tesla and the Assembly Line

Now that 2017 is behind us, it’s easy to look back and identify some industry giants of the year. Not just in the fiscal sense, but in impact, innovation, and legacy. It’s hard to find a company that’s been nearly as successful in the latter three than Tesla. Aside from breakthroughs in car production, space […]

Robotics: Today and Tomorrow

A robot contemplates its place in the world.

When it comes to modern day robots, you might picture hulking, quadrupedal machines that struggle with stairs and uneven terrain. Even humanoid androids that they have two legs share these challenges to a greater degree. It’s pretty unlikely we’ll see a robo-version of the Rockettes anytime soon. But what if a bipedal robot could do […]

The Creative Perks of Tea

A row of tea and tea leaves.

Tea, as a beverage, is extremely versatile and is almost considered a magic cure-all, depending on what is being brewed. Struggling to fall asleep at night? A cup of chamomile will do the trick. Fighting off a sore throat? Add a bit of honey and some lemon and the pain will be gone. Stress relief, […]

Mesmerizing Machines and What We Can Learn From Them

Cookies being prepared on a conveyor belt.

Have you ever sat in front of a washing machine and watched the clothes spin round and round? Or pressed your face against the glass at Krispy Kreme, eyes following the donuts on the conveyor belt? Maybe you’ve been entranced by the rides of an amusement park, like the colors changing on a Ferris wheel. […]

Hydroponics: Futuristic Farming, Today

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of fresh berries in the summer, or enjoying a nice, crisp salad using recently picked veggies. Apples pulled straight off of the tree always taste better than the ones from the grocery store. Fresh produce is a wonderful and delicious thing- but it’s also expensive to grow, transport, and […]

The Rise of Workhorse

The Surefly Helicopter

Electric and hybrid cars are still fairly new to consumers, but their presence is already making waves. Companies like Tesla are taking a good chunk of the market and existing brands like Subaru and Toyota have hybrid options for most of their models. But one area that is sorely lacking is electric trucks. Not just […]

Amazon Go: The Future of Shopping?

We’ve all had that moment: fumbling about with our wallet, struggling to pull the money out, as the people in line behind us fidget impatiently. It’s tedious, embarrassing, and never fun. While online shopping has made this easier to avoid such situations, but sometimes you need to go out in person to get groceries and […]