Unless you’re the type to conduct business while conducting ... business, the bathroom is probably the one remaining sanctuary where you’re not flooded with data, in the form of communications, headlines and advertisements. Well, the New York Times considers this an opportunity, rather than an oasis of sanity. Meet the “magic mirror.”
We love robots here at PopSci, especially the kind that have practical uses beyond making crowds of onlookers say “wow.” But today FastCo reports on a shape-shifting ‘bot that is both “wow”-worthy and completely useful: a robotic mannequin that can conform to your specific body measurements to show you how an online clothing vendor’s wares will wear on your unique frame.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.