March 29th, 2015

Charlie Cart is a project that seeks to get kids cooking in the classroom. The tough little kitchen on wheels includes all the components needed to set up hands-on cooking lessons in any educational setting: a cooktop and small oven, a rinsing station, mixing bowls, cutting boards and more. The cart supports lessons across disciplines, moves easily between classrooms, and works outside in the garden or playground.

August 26th, 2014

FoldScope is microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper. It costs less than a dollar to produce, can provide over 2000x magnification, and requires no external power. The tool aims to help diagnose diseases in developing countries and to make science education easily accessible to people around the world.

May 1st, 2014

Lunecase is able to harness the electromagnetic energy of the iPhone to show notifications for calls and messages.

April 27th, 2014

PillPack pre-sorts your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins into personalized packets, organized by date and time. This makes it easy to take the right meds at the right hour, either at home or on the go.

March 18th, 2014

Designer Fabienne Felder wants to replace solar panels with potted plants. Her process uses electrons captured during photosynthesis to power everyday objects. 

February 15th, 2014

Hippo is a toy created for seniors who have recently gone through physical trauma. Hippo’s playful nature provides a new way to observe an elderly person’s altered needs and abilities. The toy encourages creative interactions and social engagement, both of which can be beneficial when attempting to recover from a stroke or injury.

April 14th, 2013

Revolver, a portable consumer-grade wind turbine, delivers a personal source of off-the-grid power for mobile and electronic devices. Able to generate 35 watts from a breeze, the turbine provides enough energy to hold a laptop charge, light a lantern, power a radio, and recharge phones, cameras, or other small electronics. 

December 19th, 2012

For anyone concerned by the endless and often unnecessary food packaging you find in shops and supermarkets there is an answer at hand: edible packaging.

Harvard professor David Edwards, along with designer François Azambourg, have created edible membranes that encase foods and liquids. The idea was inspired by Edward’s observation that, in nature, packaging is often inseparable from the contents (such as the skin of a grape). 

February 20th, 2012

Today, most Americans hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the refrigerator. We don’t observe our food anymore, and we don’t understand how to treat it. Jihyun Ryou’s ‘Save Food From the Refrigerator’ system focuses on alternate methods of food preservation and aims to minimize energy use in the home.

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