Innovation - Page 44

High-tech shoes made to protect seniors from falls

Shoes that help prevent falls may soon take the place of canes or walkers. The B-shoe system corrects balance to help protect seniors from falling.

North Carolina plant will turn food waste into energy

Turning food waste into energy, while keeping it out of landfills, is the goal of a renewable waste-to-energy plant under construction in Charlotte, N.C.

Tablets promise to boost learning in the classroom

Tablets in the classroom are expected to number 3.5 million by the end of the year, while publishers are rushing to create interactive learning materials.

12 of the world's most incredible bridges

These incredible bridges from across the globe incorporate smart, innovative features with beautiful designs.

5 countries with cutting-edge water technology

These five countries are taking water conservation, desalination and clean water technology to the next level.

Students combine video game and GPS tech to help the blind

Tech to help the blind has been the focus of recent student projects. See how Microsoft's Kinect technology can help the blind navigate with sound cues.

Universities to build $300M nanotechnology center

Tel Aviv University and Tsinghua University announce the XIN center, a $300 million project to research nanotechnology and other emerging fields.

Underwater camera sees above the surface without distortion

An underwater camera that can capture images of the surface from below, with minimal distortion, was developed at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

New technology could vastly improve smartphone cameras

Dual-lens smartphone cameras may be on the way. An Israeli firm's new technology could vastly improve the quality of smartphone-camera images.

Study reveals bilingual people are faster thinkers

Bilingual adults are better able to create complex ideas, solve problems, and quickly move between sets of thoughts, according to a new study.

New apps help you snag some private time

Apps to avoid your ex? Cloak and Split -- which help you avoid people you don't like offline -- are a new form of social media app.

How diapers from jellyfish could help the environment

Diapers from jellyfish could be the next big thing in eco-friendly parenting. An Israeli company developed a super-absorbent material using jellyfish flesh.

Parents, don't cancel your kids' music lessons just yet

Music learning app technology developed by Israeli startup JoyTunes helps make practicing music easy and fun. Learn about JoyTunes' music learning app.

Need a personal assistant? This busy mom invented one

The personal assistant app 24me was invented by a busy mom and her husband. Learn more about this personal assistant app that can help organize your life.

Finally, someone figured out how to make a printer fit in your pocket

A team of designers and robotics experts developed a mini mobile printer that draws images or text on any size paper. Meet the mini mobile pocket printer.