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Skyforge, a vending machine for your 3D-printed dreams

At the University of Idaho, students can "print" practically anything they want thanks to this vending machine. "We want to be the Redbox of 3D printing," its creator says.<p>Remember when vending machines distributed premade goods like candy, Super Balls, and sausages? Yawn. A new kind of vending …

3D Printing

Ozone Neon es otro ratón 'gaming' más con un diseño simple

<i>Ozone</i> lanza un nuevo periférico gamer para sumar a otros productos ya existentes: <b>Ozone Neon</b>, un ratón de diseño sencillo para los que busquen algo …

Este aparato es capaz de sellar una herida de bala en segundos

Un grupo de investigadores de la <i>Universidad de Oregón</i> ha creado el dispositivo que veis en la imagen, una jeringuilla capaz de sellar temporalmente …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

The Secrets of Low-Impact Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is an exciting way to experience nature in all its wintry glory, but the wilderness is vulnerable.<p><b>Although newer models are quieter and cleaner</b>, snowmobiles still have a bad environmental reputation. They produce noise and exhaust. Environmental advocates say engine noise can disturb …

Maserati's Surprise Attack on the Super Bowl

From Audi's "Doberhuahua" spot to Toyota's Muppets/Terry Crews musical bit, there were few surprises when it came to the copiously pre-hyped car commercials nestled within Super Bowl XLVIII.<p>And then there was Maserati.<p>Discreetly saved up for the occasion, Maserati's first-ever TV ad seemed to take …

The Improbable Pedal-Powered Flying Machines

People-powered airplanes defy physics to compete in aviation's most obscure contest. Welcome to the Icarus Cup. No engines allowed.<p><b>"Dad! Hold the tail down!"</b> David Barford shouts to his 73-year-old father, Paul, who shuffles along the grass while supporting a slender spar that connects the rear …

Microsoft Denies Cheaper Xbox One In The Works

Last week we heard a rumor that Microsoft would be launching a cheaper version of their Xbox One console without a Blu-ray player.<p>Now it appears that …

Gear & Gadgets

Self-powered cyborg cockroaches are coming

Soon you might start wishing there were more cockroaches in your neighborhood. Osaka University and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have co-developed a fuel cell that could be used to create a wireless sensor network comprised of a league of self-powered, high-tech …

A Silicon Valley Military Contractor Is Making A Battery That Vanishes on Command

Today’s wearable tech suddenly seems like very old news.<p>If you haven’t heard of SRI International, you might know the nonprofit research group and regular defense contractor by its work: the computer mouse, color TV, the early work on the technology for Siri, and the design of Disneyland, to name a …

Silicon Valley

Sound system simulates a rocket blast, would kill you just as dead

Sure, your stereo may go up to 11 and beyond, but you probably couldn't murder your listeners with it. The European Space Agency has a bigger budget, however, and its Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) has a 36-foot wide by 54-foot high wall of sound designed to simulate the level of noise …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

YouTube Has Paid Out Over $1 Billion To The Music Industry

Much has been said about how much or how little music streaming services actually pay artists who host music on their platform, and it seems like video streaming stalwart YouTube also had to take a lot of flak over its payouts for music videos at the Midem music industry show in Cannes this …

Apple Said To Be Exploring Inductive Charging And Solar Power In iWatch Testing

Apple’s work on an upcoming smartwatch includes explorations of induction charging and solar-powered batteries, according to a new report from the New York Times. As part of a larger piece about battery tech in general, the NYT revealed that Apple has been working on tests involving wireless …

Researchers create super-strong robotic muscle

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A team of scientists at UC Berkeley have made a breakthrough in artificial muscle technology, creating a micro-muscle that can …

Google's Schaft robot wins Darpa rescue challenge

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1039000/1039165_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616160_023488276d654eca8967a4198c8f6951<p><b>A robot developed by a Japanese start-up recently acquired by Google is the winner of a two-day competition hosted by the Pentagon's</b> …

Robotics

MakerBot partners with Donors Choose to bring 3D printing to the clasroom

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>3D printing and education have been courting for quite a while. From how-to maker books for kids to …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

This Bug-Inspired Rescue Robot Can Bounce Off Walls And Keep Flying

Instead of being weighted down with expensive sensors, this little drone is based on resiliency: It hits an obstacle and moves on, unscathed.<p>Watch an insect fly around a room looking for a way out, and you’ll notice something interesting: No matter how many times it crashes into a wall or window, …

Robotics

3 Ideas To Save The Seafood Industry Of The Future

Without new ideas for how to run sustainable seafood businesses, overfishing could cause major stocks to collapse within decades. The Fish 2.0 conversation wants to keep your sushi coming.<p>In 2006, scientists made a dire prediction: the stock of almost all species of seafood would collapse by 2050. …

Aquaculture

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Self-repairing running shoes 3D printed from biological cells

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/11/3d-printed-trainers-synthetic-biology-protocells-shamees-aden-wearable-futures/<p>A London …

The Deltaprintr 3D Printer Nearly Sells Out On Kickstarter In Less Than A Week

What do you do when your school can’t afford a 3D printer? If you’re Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev you build one yourself. Their printer, called Deltaprintr, has just launched on Kickstarter and the pair has already hit $102,000 out of a $195,000 goal. Their goal is to create an inexpensive, …

These are the futuristic (and hot) space suits astronauts could wear on Mars

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>One of the standout talks from the inspiring TED Women on Thursday was from rocket scientist and MIT aeronautics professor …

Ni una sola de estas asombrosas fotos está manipulada digitalmente

No tienen <i>Photoshop</i>, ni <i>Illustrator</i>, ni ningún otro tipo de modificación digital. Cada uno de estos delirantes paisajes imaginarios son resultado de la …

How the Innovation Economy is Turning Makers Into Manufacturers

Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired, is the cofounder of 3D Robotics, which sells small UAVs. How did he make the jump from editor to entrepreneur? These are the three factors lowering the barriers of entry.<p><b>Four years ago, when I was a magazine</b> editor, I bought one of the first …

PS4, análisis

Desde el éxito de la primera Playstation, Sony ha querido cultivar con sus consolas un concepto que, a priori, casa bien con un dispositivo de …