Inside Disruptive Food
Bubble-blowing drones may one day aid artificial pollination
Drones that blow pollen-laden bubbles onto blossoms could someday help farmers pollinate their crops.
Inside Disruptive Energy
Researchers pioneer revolutionary keg-sized nuclear reactor with a 3D printed core
In what could be a truly transformational breakthrough in nuclear power technology – a field plagued by horrendous disasters and stalled progress – researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab have designed a nuclear reactor with a 3D printed core.
Inside Disruptive Health
The world’s first artificial womb for humans
Scientists in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of developing an artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies.
MIT Researchers 3D Print Soft Electrodes for Neural Transplants
Why is the human brain spectacular? Filled with billions of neurons, it is impressive beyond the capability of any computer, fluidly taking in data, processing it, and acting—all with the assistance of your senses and your muscles, as you think and move. Consider all that goes on in your mind in a single day, and all that you do—powered by continual activity—and imagine the actual brainpower scientists must expend to come up with biocompatible material that can mimic tissue and human organs.