Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
What if roads and bridges could signal structural problems that need repair?
Engineers predict a time when people and robots physically interact all day long. For that to happen safely will require new soft materials that can do things like sense touch and change shape.
The invention of silver and plastic-clad roof panels that can cool themselves down even under the Sun's full glare promise to make air conditioning much more energy-efficient.