When is the bus going to get here? Miles Moody is a busy undergraduate engineering student at the University of Florida. He takes the bus to school, but the bus schedule is slightly inconsistent. He hates waiting for it. The city of Gainesville put GPS devices on their buses so riders could track the location of the bus online. Moody created a device with a buzzer that tells him when the bus is almost at his apartment. Now he can dash out just in time - no more waiting.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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