Not Impossible Labs, which has invented technology to help paralyzed artists draw again and casualties of war receive 3-D printed prosthetic limbs, has created a new technology, which allows the deaf and the hard of hearing to experience live music. » Read More
By: Rene Brinkley, special to CNBC.com
Back in 2012, the first zero-waste supermarket — no disposable packaging at all — opened in Austin, Texas. It's closed, but that hasn't stopped grocery entrepreneurs from trying to sell shoppers on the concept as packaging waste piles onto landfills. » Read More
Homeowners in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas now have an alternative to brick and wood to keep their families safe: shipping containers. The steel construction exceeds U.S. structural code and stands up to severe conditions in seismic zones. » Read More
By: Courtney Reagan
Imagine saving millions of dollars just by changing light bulbs and floor wax. It's exactly what Walmart is doing. » Read More
Tamara Mellon saw an opportunity when she saw promise in Malaysian shoemaker Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat. Now she is ahead of the curve once again, reimagining the shoe industry as an online, direct-to-consumer retailer. Venture capitalists are listening.
Scientists at MIT are developing brains-on-a-chip for neuromorphic computing. It would allow processing facts, patterns and learning at lightning speed and could fast-forward the development of humanoids and autonomous driving technology.
The turnaround plan is working, but with many milestone investments behind it, Target will now have to prove it can keep the momentum going and keep growth stable in the coming years.
BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have just developed the first 3-D-printed inflatable material that could drastically change the future of car interiors.
Kate Spade's simple yet fun design sensibility and quirky all-American style leaves an indelible mark on fashion, according to the CEO of Bloomingdale's and others, defying her tragic end.
RV sales boomed in recent years, helped by new design ideas for the classic summer travel recreational vehicle — from luxury Winnebagos to retro towable trailers made of wood.
The US reusable water bottle industry is projected to be worth $10.4 billion by the end of 2024, up from $7.6 billion in 2016. Start-up company Keego has designed a squeezable, and perhaps healthier, alternative that may disrupt the entire industry.
There are so many factors to consider when choosing a bottle of wine. Yet all too often the choice comes down to the label. Vintners are incorporating augmented reality and other innovations into their label design to attract wine enthusiasts.
MIT Design Lab and Puma have teamed up to develop shoes that sense fatigue levels based on sweat, prompting the shoe to ventilate.
This weed-killing AI robot, which uses 20 times less herbicide, could disrupt a multibillion dollar market.
Three million pounds of chewing gum land on Amsterdam's streets every year. Now it's being recycled into the Gumshoe.
As plastic becomes banned all over the world, the business of edible plates, cups and straws is booming, but how do they taste?
Tesla and Shell are both chasing the same problem in trucks: transportation emissions. Although the need for power makes fuel-efficient trucks a challenge, electric batteries and design improvements offer solutions.
Getaway offers the experience of a tiny home in nature as an escape from modern life, and millennials love it.
Apple's big secret in its steady domination of the wearables market is its partnerships with luxury fashion designers Hermès, Coach and Kate Spade. Competitors are catching on.
More than 95 million smartphones are damaged each year from drops. Unbreakable glass is the goal for top brands like the Apple iPhone.