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Spacesuit aerogel technology makes these jackets toasty warm

Flexible aerogel insulation makes the Lukla Endeavour jacket thin, lightweight -- and excellent protection from the cold.

By 11 March 2015


See what it takes to get into a spacesuit in new NASA time-lapse

If you think getting dressed in the morning can be a challenge, wait until you see what astronaut Peggy Whitson has to go through to wiggle into her "single-person spaceship."

By 8 October 2015


3D-printable ice house could be our home on Mars

NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge has come to an end, with the top prize going to a conical house that would be made of ice.

By 30 September 2015


Oculus Rift's 2016 launch could be too late for early VR adopters (Tomorrow Daily 174)

We're as excited as anyone for the Oculus Rift, but we're also interested in other hardware that comes to market this year. Will consumers be willing to wait until early next year for Facebook's VR headset, or will they choose to invest in a product with an earlier launch date?

By 7 May 2015


Graphene aerogel is the new world's lightest substance

Aerographite has been dethroned as the world's lightest substance, replaced by a new form of graphene aerogel.

By 25 March 2013


Embercase iPhone case doubles as hand warmer

An unusual marriage of phone protection and hand-warming technology results in the crowdfunded Embercase.

By 29 October 2014


The beer can koozie grows up with ColdCan

The ColdCan picks up where foam koozies left off. Featuring a hard-shell exterior, the durable drink insulator also integrates a lid.

By 2 May 2014


High-tech aerogels wrap homes with insulation

Aspen Aerogels is selling aerogels--a high-tech insulating material used in oil and gas pipelines and in aerospace--to retrofit older homes to be more energy efficient.

By 3 February 2010


iPad used to paint ghostly midair messages

Wanna get creative with your tablet? Check out Dentsu London's iPad light painting technique, just in time for writing Halloween messages.

By 19 September 2010


Weatherization plan covers solar, efficiency tech

The federally funded home weatherization program aimed at low-income families is no longer just about caulk and insulation.

By 21 August 2010