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Will 3D Printers Save the World?

3D printers have exploded in popularity with promises of reinventing everything from manufacturing to entrepreneurship. While 3D printing has a few detractors and people who point out that it won’t live up to the hype, I believe 3D printing will actually do more than reinvent the way we design and …

Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer

A couple of months ago, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars announced that he was building a curvy, loopy and for some reason, largely see-through building, to be made with the help of Enrico Dini’s D-Shape 3D printer. The project would cost up to 5 million euros ($6.4 million) and be completed in …

Fabrication

Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed 3D Printer!

Researchers at Germany’s Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world’s first …

How Do You Make A Virtual Choir?

<i>Part 6 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Power Of Crowds.<p>Watch the full Talk on TED.com<p><b>About Eric Whitacre's TEDTalk</b><p>Composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre, "<i>Lux Aurumque</i>" merges hundreds of tracks individually recorded and posted to YouTube. The final product incorporates 185 voices from 12 …

TED 2.0 – Watch Every TEDTalk On Your iPhone [Review]

If you enjoy watching interesting talks by incredible people, then you’ve probably already visited TED.com. However, with the official TED app, you …

TuneIn, the TiVo for radio, hits 40 million users and raises $16 million in new funding

Radio streaming service TuneIn hits 40 million users and raises $16 million in venture capital funding.<p>Who said radio was dead? Palo Alto-based TuneIn lets listeners stream more than 70,000 radio stations from around the world as well as more than two million on-demand programs such as podcasts and …

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d have told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you were on a lonely …

Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …

Flying into the future

RARELY has there been a shortage of suggestions from passengers on how to improve the flying experience, but what would a Silicon Valley entrepreneur …

The Navy Sees A Bright Military Future In 3-D Printing

Ready-made spare parts, waste recycling, 3-D printed human ears: the Navy of the future will have it all.<p>3-D printing is the future of the Navy, say Scott Cheney-Peters and Matthew Hipple in the latest issue of the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings Magazine.<p>Onboard a ship, the extreme finitude of …

Internet takes education to new level: Will universities make the grade?

More and more universities have made a place for the Internet in today's educational offerings, but will universities still have a place in tomorrow's educational environment?<p>"We're about to undergo a tectonic transformation in education," Caltech astrophysicist George Djorgovski, a pioneer in …

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