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Build your own 3D printer for $50 and change

One major obstacle to the widespread adoption of 3D printing is cost. Not too many people are willing to shell out $300+ for a printer they know …

3D Printing

This Tractor Beam Uses Holograms Made Of Sound To Move Objects

You can now lock on to (very small) targets<p>Every day it seems like <i>Star Trek</i> is looking more like actual science than science fiction. We're working on holographic doctors, transporter beams, and tricorders--and intelligent sliding doors are now a reality.<p>But what about the real-world status of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Motorcycle-Riding Robot Has A Mission: To Surpass Humans

Robocop, is that you?<p>Robocop is real. Well, almost. Yamaha's new autonomous motorcycle-driving robot, Motobot, doesn't fight crime, but it can seriously ride a motorcycle.<p>Motobot is still very much in the research and development stage, so the technical details are scarce. In a promo video posted …


Video: Soft Square Robot Is Ready To Roll

Where no cube has gone before<p>Sometimes, it's hip to be cubed. A new robot created by a group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) may be a cube, but it's still very cool.<p>In a recent paper the researchers describe how the 3-inch, 7-ounce cube works. Equipped with sensors …


MIT Researcher Built A Drone That Dodges Trees At 30 MPH

Through a high-speed aerial obstacle course<p>George of the Jungle would be jealous of this drone. Unlike that hapless hero, this drone can expertly avoid all manner of obstacles, including trees, while in motion.<p>Andrew Barry, a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab …


Work Rules!

We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. Yet for too many people, the experience of work is demotivating and dehumanizing.<p>I don’t think it has to be this way, and I’m willing to bet you don’t either.<p>At Google, we’ve learned a ton about what makes for an enjoyable and productive …

The Workplace

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8 Challenges for Your Overall Fitness

Just because you run doesn’t mean you’re in shape, as one Runner’s World editor discovered.

Extreme Sports

Recurrent Neural Shady

A Statistical View of Deep Learning (III): Memory and Kernels

Connecting machine learning methods for regression.<p>Memory, <i>the ways in which we remember and recall past experiences and data to reason about future</i> …

Machine Learning

Toolbox: Remodelling Muscle to Burn Fat

Fasted and ‘controlled carbohydrate’ training is getting increasing amounts of attention. There are suggestions that these protocols could even …

Tour de France

PLEN2: Your 3D Printable Friend to the End

PLEN2 is the adorable brain-child of Natsuo Akazawa. In order to foster his dream of creating better relationships between humans and machines, he …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …


Graphene 3D Lab Launches BlackMagic3D Filament Brand & New Graphene 3D Printing Material

Graphene and 3D printing; the miracle material, and miracle technology, as some within the tech industry will tell you. It’s the convergence of these …

Watch a new 3D printing technique create intricate objects from a pool of goo

3D printing is stuck in a bit of a rut. There are companies trying to push the technology beyond the trinket market, but many of the existing printers are slow, jam often, and don’t always make perfect copies. One new printer introduced at the TED conference may have the answer.<p>Most existing …

3D Printing

How Many Dodgeballs Does It Take to Knock Over This Prancing Robot?

They hit the emergency stop button, so the world may never know<p>The best way to test a robot's balance is to taunt it like you're a schoolyard bully. At least, that's what scientists do in this video of the ATRIAS robot, built by Oregon State University.<p>The bipedal bot was designed to study …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How-To: Shrinkify Your Arduino Projects


Revolutionize Your Running for Performance and Injury Prevention

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Open Bionics showcases most realistic 3D printed bionic hand, aims to sell for less than $1,000

Feb.6, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although we’ve been seeing quite a few <b>3D printed prosthetic hands</b> that have become widely-available for both kids and adults, …

Flexy-Hand 2 - Filaflex Remix

I couldn’t count how many different stories we have done on 3D printed prosthetic hands. Most of these stories have come our way from various e-NABLE …

BLOOMS: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark

The secret weapon in the wearable tech revolution

Israeli chip specialist OriginGPS unveiled the world’s smallest fully integrated GPS receiver this week. Measuring just 4 x 4 x 2.1mm, the Nano …

Wearable Tech

ADE Application Video — Dan Meyer

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …


Nowhere to store your bike? Shelfie is the solution

Open Source Laser Range Sensor Converts the Speed of Light into the Speed of Sound.

Pixhawk Infographic


Why the composites industry will be excited about a carbon fiber 3D printer

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: MarkForged<p>As of this week, you can pre-order a 3D printer that prints in carbon fiber (or fiberglass or Kevlar, if you …

Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …