Hard Tech

Soap bubble discovery could lead to better EV batteries
A connection between soap bubbles and lithium-metal batteries could get them out of the lab and into our electric vehicles (EVs).
Analog computing is undergoing a resurgence
Combining smart sensors with an older technology — analog computing — could dramatically reduce their power consumption.
Spinal implant lets man with Parkinson’s walk again
An experimental spinal implant has given a French man with advanced Parkinson’s disease back his ability to walk.
German scientists 3D print objects with “acoustic holograms”
5 things you didn’t know GPS could do
New brain implant breaks record for turning thoughts into text
An open-source option is shaking up the microchip industry
Cosmic dust from Venus is inspiring new air pollution-busting technology
Mercedes-Benz wins race to bring Level 3 autonomous cars to US
Scientists use laser beam to divert lightning strikes
This 3D-printed home is made entirely of bio-based materials
Elevator technology is going up
Seven science and tech breakthroughs you may have missed this year