Dancer, a Gantri-Developed 3D Printer With Unmatched Efficiency

This printer will be the first-ever version intended to produce consumer goods at scale

Founded by Ian Yang, light-producer Gantri is a hotbed for innovation. They’re well-known for 3D-printing their products using sustainable materials—corn-derived bioplastics included—and offer designers the opportunity to submit original designs, producers insight into how to self-manage most of their supply chain, and material engineers plenty of competition. They’ve done all of this on outsourced printers, but they company is now spearheading a project to bring …

How Horses Can Inform Autonomous Driving: An Interview With Daimler’s Futurists

Alexander Mankowsky, Sabine Engelhardt and their three ponies use equine instinct to communicate interactions between cars and people

Horses are likely not the first thing that come to mind when thinking about how people and autonomous vehicles will interact. They are, however, on the minds of Alex Mankowsky and Sabine Engelhardt, futurists at Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz). When they offered us the opportunity to spend an afternoon together along with Peepa, Point and Moritz, their three ponies, we eagerly agreed. One …

Whoop’s Wearable Fitness Tracker Promotes All-Around Wellbeing

The 3.0 iteration of the wrist-bound device substitutes for a personal trainer

Aside from a light-reflecting text logo, the Whoop 3.0 wristband (free with a membership that begins at $30 a month) is nearly indiscernible from a fabric sweatband. There’s no screen for real-time tracking, certainly no intruding vibrations or sensors and no surprising alerts. As such, this couldn’t replace an Apple Watch or everyday time-teller. That said, everything you do—working out, recovering, sleeping, walking to work, …