The Many Fates Of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

Like the students' continual career evolution after participating in one of the most rigorous and comprehensive university competitions, the houses that have competed in the seven U.S.-based Solar Decathlons continue to find new purposes and opportunities all over the world.

Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store

Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: Growing out from the centre, the basil is at ascending stages of its life, with the most outer positioned leaves ready for you, the customer, to harvest.

Pegasus Agriculture Highlights Hydroponics as a More Superior Option to Organic Farming

There is a growing body of evidence that seems to indicate that closed-loop water recirculation systems like hydroponics and aquaponics (the coupling of fish production with vegetable production) may in fact offer an advantage over soil-based organic growing since the water chemistry of both these systems can be manipulated to boost natural plant bioactives for health benefits.

A new wave of gadgets is setting out to secure your smart home

Rob Verger for Popular Science: Paul Lipman, the CEO of a British cybersecurity company Bullguard, points at those devices in our home, like smart locks or internet-connected televisions, as vulnerabilities because they can lack security features.

Aimed at Bringing Open-Source Farming to Consumers, Cool Idea! Award Grant Helps FarmBot Maintain Momentum

FarmBot is an open-source, small-scale farming machine that gives individuals the power to create a digital garden using a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Through their Cool Idea! Award, the product's designers leveraged Proto Labs' on-demand injection molding service to decrease production costs and increase quality at scale.

Timeless Country Home Stuns with Spectacular Lighting System Controlled by ELAN

South Carolina home features a cutting-edge Lutron lighting system controlled and automated by ELAN with audio by Niles and Sunfire, and power protection from Panamax.

The Aerospace Industry Is Likely to Solve 3-D Printing Problems

The marriage of 3-D printing and the aerospace industry is a shining example of a relationship that's mutually beneficial. While it was the innovations of top aerospace manufacturers that ultimately led to today's interest in 3-D printing, it's these same designers and engineers who are now pushing the limits of current technology.

Misty Robotics Raises $11.5 Million To Put Robots In Every Home

Alex Knapp for Forbes: Misty wants to build robots like R2-D2 or Rosie from The Jetsons - useful companions with personality.

Germany's Kuka plans move into world of personal assistant robots

Patrick McGee for Financial Times: Industrial robotics maker will team up with Chinese parent Midea

Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

New program brings smart home technology to apartment households

How to Be a Winner in the Consumer Robotics Revolution

Entrepreneur: These devices are coming to a home near you, maybe your home. And that's not science fiction. How can your business get in on this?

Pika Energy - The Harbor Smart Battery Series: Smart Power on Demand

The Harbor Smart Battery provides clean energy storage with revolutionary simplicity and automated performance.

Illinois researchers explore 'self-healing' for energy storage batteries

David J. Unger for Midwest Energy News: Batteries - whether they're powering a smartphone or storing energy on the grid - take a beating.

InfoComm 2017 gets going in Orlando, Florida

InfoComm 2017 is slated to be bigger then ever.'s special InfoComm newspage will bring you up to date on the breaking News and announcements from this years show.

Data from Smart Home Brand Hive Reveals Consumer Barriers

Research reveals concerns around price and ease of use, though majority of people open to smart home experiences

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