Created by the editors of New Equipment Digest and Plant Services, Fun Innovations Friday is a feel-good blog that showcases how advances in science, math, engineering, and technology are making our world more whimsical. Browse through the most recent innovation moments we've seen.
EV Charging Hub Promotes Use With Unique Rainwater Vending Machine
Bluewater, a company dedicated to the sustainable purification of water, installed a rainwater harvesting and filtration system at a new EV charging station in Scotland—helping to promote not only EV use but also the reduction in single-use plastics.
Cosmic Concrete to Build Homes on Mars
Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a new type of concrete that is twice as strong as traditional concrete—made from just potato starch, dust, and salt—that could be used to create infrastructure on Mars.
Around the World In...a Giant Solar-Powered Butterfly
The SolarButterfly, a tiny house trailer that charges the electric vehicle that tows it, is touring the world in a four-year journey to expose climate change solutions in the world's largest sustainability tour.
Smart, Solar-Powered Trash Bin Revolutionizes Waste Management
Finbin developed a solar-charged trash can that also acts as a compactor to help curb littering and reduce carbon emissions.
New Technology Generates Electricity 'Out of Thin Air'
The accidental, renewable power device is said to be more advantageous than wind or solar energy and could help mitigate climate change and power medical devices.
3D-Printed, Drug-Release Bandage Advances Treatment for Burn Patients
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a 3D-printed wound dressing that expands and shrinks based on temperature and delivers time-released medication to bring pain relief to burn victims and cancer patients.
Virtual Try-On Technology Makes Fitting Rooms a Thing of the Past
Powered by artificial intelligence, Zyler virtual try-on technology takes the in-store shopping experience to the next level for Larusmiani, an Italian luxury menswear store.
Robots Are Here To Mow Your Lawn
Here to alleviate your back pain and give you back some free time on the weekend, landscaping companies are taking on Husqvarna automatic robot mowers to help the environment and increase safety.
Beer-Bots Eliminate the Waiting Game at Events
An automatic beer tapping system from One Two Beer uses a unique bottom-up filling approach to reduce worker labor, patron wait times, and that annoying foam head.
Fun Innovations Friday: The Impossible Statue
Combining the works of Michelangelo, Rodin, Kollwitz, Kotaro, and Savage, an impossible engineering feat was made possible with Sandvik Coromant's expertise.