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MakerBot lays off 20% of its staff—again

MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, is announcing to staff across the world that 20% of them will be laid off today.<p>In …

Innovative 3D Printed Creations Paving the Way for a Better Future

As time progresses, so do advancements in technology. Today, we live in a high-tech world filled with constantly evolving mobile devices, a variety of handheld gadgets, and apps for just about everything, but we're only at the beginning of a big boom in the 3D printing industry. 3D printers may not …

Design Student Builds on Thingiverse Breakthroughs for 3D-Printed Clothing Project

Danit Peleg's investigative approach and intelligent use of community resources is the approach that can advance the field<p>While 3D printing enables …

First 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a 3D-printed drug.<p>The prescription pill, Spritam levetiracetam, will be used to treat certain types of seizures in epilepsy patients.<p>The drug's manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, says it makes the oral medication …

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Serena Williams's Most Memorable Wins of All Time (Including the 2015 Wimbledon!)

This Saturday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams will go after her second "Serena Slam"—that is, a repeat of 2002 when she took home all four titles at …

Ninebot One : Self Balancing Unicycle Electric Scooter with Cool LED Light to Avoid Traffic Jam

Ninebot One offers you a personal and fun transportation, it’s a self balancing scooter with a max speed of 18-22km/h and it is able to reach a …

Printed Prehensile Emulates 27 Bones of The Hand with Aluminum Tubes, Coiled Springs, and Nylon

Since the establishment of 3D printing, the world and industry, more importantly, has changed dramatically. Many have been able to combine the …

Industrial Design

The DM Technologies Blade could be the 3D-printed car of the future

These 3-D-printed Apple Watch stands will show off your shiny smartwatch

After spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your new Apple Watch, it’s hard to justify tossing the device on the table to charge like discarded jewelry. If you’ve got a 3-D printer, it’s easy to class things up by printing out an Apple Watch stand.<p>These 3-D-printed Apple Watch stands …

In The U.S. Smart Home Market, Don’t Rule Out China

It’s no secret that the smart home is a hot industry generating big-time buzz from VCs and large technology companies alike. The dream of a fully automated and connected home, where control of every device is at its owner’s fingertips, has attracted leading innovators.<p>Earlier this year, more than …

This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air

Autodesk and MX3D have teamed up on a robot that can actually “draw” city infrastructure, on location and without human intervention.<p>In 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He’ll hit an “on” button. He’ll walk away. And when he comes back two …

That'll be 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars, please

Zimbabwe's central bank scraps old currency at the exchange rate of $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars<p>Zimbabweans will start exchanging 'quadrillions' of local dollars for a few US dollars next week, as President Robert Mugabe's government discards its virtually worthless national currency, …

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U.S. Legislation Aims To Ban Plastic Guns Metal Detectors Can’t Detect

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and a group of Democrats have proposed the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, legislation that would require all guns to contain enough metal to be detected by metal detectors and X-Ray machines at checkpoints and airports. The legislation is aimed squarely at 3D …

Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force aims to develop an unmanned flying weapon by 2023 that would travel at least five times the speed of sound and might transform the nature of warfare.<p>"The key thing is, hypersonics go really fast," outgoing Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley told CNN …

Aviation

These drones are coming for you in 2015 (pictures)

Live almost anywhere on Earth in futuristic Ecocapsule

The tiny-house movement has been steadily gaining traction around the world as more and more people ditch their large, expensive-to-operate homes for more affordable, easy-to-maintain spaces. Now, a company out of Bratislava, Slovakia, has taken the idea of a tiny home closer to what just might be …

Solar Panels

Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love

The book suggestion of this week is about design and how it has helped products to be more than just useful but also pleasant to use. Well-designed …

Modular Cargo Bikes with Unusual Steering Mechanisms

XYZ Cargo wants to change the way bikes are made, and they're seeking collaborators<p>As their name implies, XYZ Cargo cycles are built on a Cartesian …

GE's first 3D-printed parts take flight

General Electric’s Leap jet engine is not only one of the company’s bestsellers, it’s going to incorporate a fuel nozzle produced entirely though …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Brew Objects Like Kombucha With This 3-D Printer

Want a set of new dishes? Get composting.<p>Anyone who’s fermented their own kombucha has encountered the SCOBY–a mucusy colony of yeast and bacteria that floats on the surface to give the tea its funky bite. Dried out, and a SCOBY becomes a little disc of vegan leather. But what if a SCOBY broke free …

Why We Still Don’t Have Cheap, Customizable 3-D-Printed Shoes For All

Today, 3-D-printed shoes are luxury experiments. Here’s what it’ll take to make shoes people actually want (and can afford) to wear.<p>The premise was promising. United Nude, a footwear company known for its experimental designs, enlisted five industry heavyweights to create 3-D-printed high heels …

3D Heart Simulation Predicts How Drugs Will Affect Your Heartbeat

Getting to the heart of drug-induced arrhythmia<p>Your heart might “skip a beat” if you’re frightened or you suddenly see a long-lost love, but in real life, an irregular heartbeat can be dangerous. If the heart can't pump enough blood to the body, it could result in organ failure or stroke. And …

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …