Consumer/Retail

The New Housing Bubble Just Began

Think you know why stocks and housing are booming? No, it’s not low interest rates and strong employment. It’s because the top three American banks by assets all just introduced new products aimed at providing riskier mortgages. It’s housing bubble 2.0.…

VICIS ZERO1 Unveil

The culmination of nearly two years of research, development, design, testing, prototyping, questioning, sweating, imagining, reimagining, building, rebuilding and pushing our expertise in medicine, science and engineering to the brink. We’re proud to share the story of the ZERO1.…

Organs-on-a-Chip Shake Up Drug Testing

Our latest BWest series: Bioengineering the Senses. We take a closer look at tech on the frontiers of medical science. Today, we take a look at organs-on-a-chip under development at the Wyss Institute of Harvard University. Could this device speed up and improve the way new medicines are developed?…

Bionic Eyes Give Second Sight to the Blind

The blind can now see with the help of bionic eyes. In this edition of Wiring the World, Bloomberg’s Ramy Inocencio meets one man diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable form of eye decay, who sees his wife’s face, the ocean’s surf and fireworks for the first time.…