‘Digger Finger’ Detector

Equipped with tactile sensing, the slender, digit-like device could someday be mounted on a robotic arm and used to spot underground cables or even explosives.

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Rectennas Powered from Wasted Heat

Scientists from CU Boulder want to expand the capability of rectennas by creating optical devices that harvest power from wasted heat.

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Hands-Free Door Opener Created to Avoid Transmission of COVID-19

A “foot opener” on one of the doors of Diegel’s Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Auckland. “Surprisingly it did not require a huge amount of effort to open by foot,” Diegel told Tech Briefs.

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‘Airless Car Tires’

Start with Simulation. The design duo focused on an area of the tire that is very open to design, according to James: the shear layer.

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‘The Newest Pegasus Flying Car’

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

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