The era of cell phones mean old glass-and-steel phone booths sit empty across city landscapes, suitable only for use in Colin Farrell movies. Art collective Kingyobu has transformed them into public aquariums by sealing them and filling them with goldfish!
Meet the Lettuce Bot. Using a vast database of lettuce images and complex vision algorithms, it pinpoints weeds in lettuce patches – and terminates them with extreme prejudice by hitting them with an overdose of fertilizer. The process is 98% accurate and has the potential to reduce reliance on blanket pesticide spraying.
Voice recognition technology has its limitations – especially for the speech-impaired. EnableTalk, produced by a group of Ukrainian developers, is a sensor-packed glove that records the gestures used in sign language.
The inspiration and marketplace behind 3D printing, in a behind-the-scenes video from Shapeways.