Jacob Zindroski

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This Floating 3D Hologram Looks Like It Was Stolen From Tony Stark's Laboratory

<b>Video:</b> During a recent business trip to China, the folks at Big Screen Video, an Australian company that makes giant digital signage, found a …

Iron Man

High-speed 3D printing with fiber reinforcement

Italy-based CMS has partnered with Fraunhofer IWU to develop a high-speed, extrusion-based process for the 3D printing of fiber-reinforced …

3D Printing

This tiny, shape-shifter robot can shed its exoskeleton to become whatever you need

While humans need the right tools for the right job, some robots simply need the right outfit to roll, carry, push, and even glide.<p>Primer, a tiny …

Robotics

Machine learning meets photogrammetry

With Pix4Dmapper 4.0 you get machine-learning tools for photogrammetry applications in your hands. It allows you to classify 3D point clouds into …

Machine Learning

What NASA’s first 3D printed rocket parts mean for the space launch system

Printing Rockets<p>Our collective 3D printing capabilities just got a major upgrade. Working with a commercial vendor, NASA has 3D printed a key part of …

Space Exploration

Engineers have found a way to 3D print super strong aluminum

Working with Metal<p>For the longest time, metal-based manufacturing has been difficult and costly. High-strength aluminum alloys are difficult …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics
Nature Communications

Scientists just successfully stored quantum information 10,000 times longer than ever before

Increased Storage Time<p>A team of researchers from the Australian National Univeristy (ANU) have made a significant achievement that could bring …

Dissolvable electronic devices could be the future of secure, environmentally friendly tech

Research labs across the world are developing technology that could solve the difficulty of discarding electronics in an environmentally friendly …

Nanotech

Researchers Use 3D Printed End Plates and Paper Origami Mechanisms to Create Flexible, Inching Robots

A team of students and professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been working on innovative research that illustrates how …

Maker Faire Moscow Invites Everyone to Go from Observer to Maker by Quadrupling Activities Offered

When the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced a grant available for whoever organized the first Maker Faire in Russia, a team at FabLab Moscow (FabLab77), the first fablab in Russia, enthusiastically applied and won. The result was last year’s Moscow Mini Maker Faire, which featured about 70 makers, …

Makerspaces

Is Facebook trying to get you to date your friends?

Jacob Dubé at <i>Motherboard</i> noticed something strange on his Facebook app this week. He reports that a notification popped up saying, "[Name redacted] and 15 others may want to meet up with you this week." He was then shown photos of his friends and asked if he wanted to meet up with them. His …

Internet

Cheaper, lighter “solar tarps” could be an alternative to Tesla’s solar roofs

An Alternative to Solar Panels<p>Tesla’s Solar Roof is very enticing if you’re looking to transition to solar power, but want to maintain the style and …

Clean Energy

Polyurethane, Meet 3D Printing

3D printing makes prototyping wonderful. But what do you do when your plastics of choice just aren’t strong enough? For [Michael Memeteau], the …

3D Printing

Silk Spun by Graphene-Fed Spiders Is Now One of The Strongest Materials on Earth

Uh, let's just hope those spiders don't take over.<p>Spider webs are already strong enough to restrain small insects unlucky enough to fly into them, …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Nobel Prize

Unbreakable Rubber Bands That Are 200 Times Stronger Than Steel Are Coming Soon

Just add graphene.<p>The world's largest manufacturer of rubber bands is making its main product immortal.<p>Alliance Rubber Co., a 94-year-old company …

Julian Assange

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

Space Travel
3D Printing

I3D Innovation to launch new FDM 3D printer extrusion system on Kickstarter this month

Jul 3, 2017 | By Tess<p>I3D Innovation, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Le Hézo, France, has announced it will soon be launching a new 3D printer …

3D Printing

Additive manufacturing and robotics combine for freedom

<b>Could robotic additive manufacturing be the future for a sector that still has decided limitations?</b><p>While additive manufacturing has many advantages, …

Faster Physics in Python

We're open-sourcing a high-performance Python library for robotic simulation using the MuJoCo engine, developed over our past year of robotics …

Virtual Reality

Mind-blowing ultrasonic 'printer' uses lasers and high-frequency sound to assemble electronics

Neurotechnology, a Lithuanian software development company, wants to rethink 3D printing using ultrasonic particle manipulation. That might sound …

3D Printing

New 3D printing software for designing functional mechanical objects

shares<p>Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria have developed a software system to design functional, mechanical objects …

Can This Quantum-Computing Genius Beat Out IBM and Google?

Few people can say they’ve brought about a quantum leap in their field. But if all goes well for Chad Rigetti, this summer he will join them, by …

Quantum Computing
Robotics

Michelin's concept tire comes wrapped in "rechargeable" 3D-printed treads

Aside from trotting out a new tread pattern every year or so, you might think there's not a lot manufacturers could do to improve the humble car …

3D Printing

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Machine Learning