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3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

My barber gave me a head orgasm: the strange world of ASMR

For some, tiny burgers, space travelers, and haircuts trigger tingly feelings that science can't explain<p>A scene from a video designed to induce ASMR, "Space Travel Agent"<p>The barber turns on his trimmers.<p><i>Click. Bzzzzzzzzz.</i><p>He brings them closer and closer to my ears. He moves from one side of my head …

Skip Silicon Valley: Why Smart Startups Start In Europe

Despite having studied at Stanford University, worked for start-ups in Silicon Valley like Linkexchange and Tellme networks, spent four years at eBay in California in product management, and been an investor at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm with roots in Silicon Valley, I made the …

Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X

The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching $1,438,765 in funds—more than 14 times its original $100,000 goal.<p>The Singaporean startup burst onto the scene in May with news of its relatively inexpensive printer. The Buccaneer cost $347 on Kickstarter, far …

Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism.<p>Rich Lee, a self-described …

Michael C. Hall's definitive 'Dexter' final season interview

Michael C. Hall has killed 125 people as Dexter Morgan since we first met him seven years ago. Yet it’s breaking into all those apartments and houses …

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Bone Conduction Implant (BCI)

Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. The unique invention has been approved for a …

Amplitude modulation

<b>Amplitude modulation</b> (<b>AM</b>) is a modulation technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier …

Percutaneous

In surgery, a <b>percutaneous</b> procedure[1] is any medical procedure or method where access to inner organs or other tissue is done via needle-puncture of …

Implanted hearing aid uses bone conduction to bypass defective middle ear

There may soon be help for people who have been rendered functionally deaf by problems of the middle ear. Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers …

RF front end

In a radio receiver circuit, the <b>RF front end</b> is a generic term for all the circuitry between the antenna up to and including the mixer stage.[1] It …

SKYWORKS : Products : SKY85302-11

The SKY85302-11 is a complete 802.11ac WLAN RF Front-End Module (FEM) with a Bluetooth port. The device provides all the functionality of a fully …

Mouse Cloned From A Mere Drop Of Blood

Scientists in Japan have been able, for the first time, to successfully clone a mouse from a blood sample drawn from a living donor's tail.<p>Scientists at the Riken BioResource Center in Japan have managed to clone a mouse from a minuscule, peripheral blood sample for the first time. The method …

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Hurry up and put a projector in my phone, Intel

For several years now, Intel (s intc) has used its annual Research@Intel event to showcase an interactive projected display. The idea is that any …

How To Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect

Oh yes, there's a video.<p>We've already covered their DIY project to build your very own mind-controlled cyborg cockroach, but now the North Carolina State University researchers have taken roach control to a whole new level. The team created an interface that sends a cockroach scurrying in any …

How Much Would it Cost to 3D Print Your House? - Technabob

3D printing continues to become more mainstream, with some printers hitting the market for under $400(USD) now. While the technology is still in its …

Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot 3D Printing For $403 Million In Stock

Stratasys US the manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for rapid prototyping has this week announced that they will be acquiring …

What Is 3D Printing? And Will It Change the World?

The PBS series Off Book considers the impact of this much-hyped technology.

3D Printing

3D-printed pinhead battery could power robots

We've seen some very sophisticated 3D-printed objects recently, but never a tiny 3D-printed battery -- one that's as small as a grain of sand, no less.<p>A group of U.S. and Korean researchers has managed to print a lithium-ion microbattery that can fit on the head of a pin.<p>Although it weighs less …

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With 3D printing, you’ll be able to replicate the world’s famous sculptures

In his living room in San Diego right now, Cosmo Wenman has two life-sized reproductions of the British Museum’s <i>Head of a Horse of Selene,</i> a magnificently life-like sculpture with nostrils flared that dates to around 432 B.C. The original in Britain is made of marble, about three feet end-to-end. …

Museums

This 'Robohand' Shows The Vast Potential Of 3D Printing

Richard Van As of Johannesburg lost two of his fingers in an accident with a table saw. So he started looking for a way to fix his hand, NPR reports. He ended up connecting with a special effects artist from Bellingham, Wash. named Ivan Owen.<p>The two were able to solve Van As' problem by building a …

Hope You Trust 3D Printers — Boeing Uses Them To 'Print' Parts For Its Planes

The announcement of 3D printing companies Stratasys and MakerBot merging in a $403 million deal made that all the more clear.<p>3D printers can produce a wide range of objects like tiny furniture, guitars, prosthetics, and even airplane parts.<p>Boeing uses Stratasys's 3D printers to make some …

Finally! A 3D Printer That is More Affordable Than an iPhone

It’s no secret that we’re incredibly excited about the prospects of 3D printing here at Brit HQ. We swoon over the possibility of printing jewelry, toys, desk ornaments, and um, food? But as awesome as the technology is, it’s not exactly affordable to get a 3D printer for personal use. Most will …