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Laser Chip Could Turn Smartphones Into Handheld 3D Scanners

Forget point and shoot, it's point and scan<p>Taking 2D photos with your phone is rather popular these days, but thanks to Caltech scientists, soon you may be able to wave your phone at an object and capture a 3D scan of it. You could scan a particularly nice coffee cup, and then instantly send the 3D …

Discover asteroids for NASA with this free app - ExtremeTech

By on March 16, 2015 at 11:55 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA representatives at the South …

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Fiber-optic breakthrough could lead to real AI - ExtremeTech

By on March 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>What do Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and …

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Searching for the first exomoon, with the help of supercomputers - ExtremeTech

By on March 18, 2015 at 10:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Astronomers have so far identified …

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Boeing patents sci-fi force field that deflects explosive shock waves - ExtremeTech

By on March 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Boeing is perhaps best known for …

Morphing wing design lets drones bounce back from impacts - ExtremeTech

By on March 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Drone aircraft are getting faster, …

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The Large Hadron Collider is fully rebooted and ready for record-setting atom smashing - ExtremeTech

By on April 6, 2015 at 11:55 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Getting the Large Hadron Collider …

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Meet Laurel Kaye, the 21-Year-Old Finalist for the One-Way Mission to Mars

Talk about having guts.<p>Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to even think of becoming an astronaut, but now one New York-area woman could be headed to <i>live</i> on Mars.<p>Laurel Kaye, 21, took countless childhood trips to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hoping one day …

New Goodyear Tires Harness Friction To Help Power Your Car

Where the rubber meets the road, there's energy to be gained<p>When it comes to energy, heat is a big waste. Sometimes we can put waste heat to good use, like by redirecting steam from power plants to heat homes. But a lot of other times, heat is just lost. Take, for instance, when your car tires run …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Build Your Own Interactive Chalkboard On The Cheap

You could spend thousands of dollars on a smart board. Or you could make your own for $40.<p>Technology that translates your writing and doodles into computer-generated imagery has been around for a while, but it generally requires special material to write on as well as a smart writing implement, and …

New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

How serious are you about virtual reality?

<i>The absolute best/worst virtual reality stock photo we could find</i><p>Are you prepared to dedicate a room in your house to virtual reality? Perhaps you're a little less crazy than me, but you're okay with a wire running across your living room to a headset? Or maybe both of those sound crazy to you, but …

We’re About To Visit A Tiny Planet In The Asteroid Belt For The First Time

The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades<p>While the world awaits the first visit to Pluto this July, another space mission will reach a strange world much closer to home. And months sooner.<p>A small robot named Dawn is nearing the end …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

MakerBot wants you to start 3D-printing in metal and wood (sort of)

The future of 3D printing may depend on the ability print things with properties beyond cheap plastic. We've seen composite materials appear for 3D printers before, but the arrival of MakerBot to the scene should make progress a bit quicker. Announced at this week's CES, MakerBot will be rolling …

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Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

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