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Blood recycling machine gets 3D-printed upgrade

A transfusion machine that takes a person's blood lost during an operation, filters it, and then puts it back into the body has been improved through …

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become.<p>But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy …

The future of particle physics?

If we want to continue to probe the structure of matter, to understand what the smallest constituents of nature are and how they interact, we have to think big and plan for the long term. Possibilities include machines that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider, and neutrino beams crossing half a …

will.i.am on changing the world one 3D printer at a time

We were skeptical, too. The trend of gadget manufacturers putting rockstars on the payroll in figurehead "creative director" roles has gotten a bit out of hand in recent years. Again, if Alicia Keys and BlackBerry taught us anything, it's that all the piano playing in the world can't help right the …

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 …

New 3D printer lets home cooks print their dinner

Here’s an appliance to help you make perfect pizza every time, and we mean every time.<p>The same technology being used to make guns, toys and even diamond rings, is being applied to homemade food.<p>Barcelona-based 3D printing startup Natural Machines is releasing the Foodini, a 3D printer that allows …

The Cyber Security Arms Race Is About To Go Nuclear

Quantum computers–which use advanced physics to go way faster than computers bogged down in 1s and 0s–are going to blast our passwords out of the water.<p>Cyber security presents a big enough challenge as it is when it’s just your Gmail password and online banking. A whole other underground Internet …

Ray Kurzweil's journey towards the end of dying

Can humans live forever? Ray Kurzweil, noted author, futurist, and Google's director of engineering, sees immortality as a series of bridges, each leg working to expand life a little longer. In an interview with <i>Maclean</i>'s, Kurzweil described taking 150 supplements per day, which he credits for …

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

Voxeljet: From 3D printed James Bond cars to a wildly successful IPO

Voxeljet is probably the only 3D printing company that has the approval of both investors and James Bond.<p>The German company, which makes large format commercial 3D printers, made a strong public debut on Friday. While Voxeljet priced its 6.5 million shares at $13 each, trading pushed their price up …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

Filament Server System by JuliaTruchsess

Update Oct 2017:<p>This Thing is here for archival reasons. In my own shop it has been completely supplanted by this …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

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A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (updated)

Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a Chinese creation we saw in August. According to its developers, you can use the A.I Watch to make …

FABtotum Personal Fabricator

FABtotum - the Multipurpose Open Source Low Cost Personal Fabricator. Scan, 3D Print, Cut/Mill. | Check out 'FABtotum Personal Fabricator' on …

botObjects Demos Amazing Full-Color 3D Printer Prototype

Back in April, botObjects sent word that it was developing a full-color 3D printer called the ProDesk3D, a device that would use a 5-color PLA …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

TechStars launches a connected devices incubator with ad firm

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>TechStars, the seemingly ubiquitous startup accelerator, has launched an internet of things program with New York digital ad …

High School Student Builds Own Submarine - Technabob

Justin Beckerman, an 18-year-old student at Mendham High School in New Jersey has built himself a fully-functional one-man submarine. Yes, it …

Samsung prepares to take on Apple and Google again as smartwatch patent revealed

Samsung’s designs for a smartwatch have been revealed in a series of patent filings, confirming the company is preparing to take on Apple and Google in the new market.<p>The <b>Samsung</b> device will have a bendable screen that wraps round the wrist, controlled by a small panel with keys like those featured …

Samsung starts mass production of the industry’s first 3D NAND flash

Just yesterday we took a look at Crossbar’s new technology to improve mobile memory storage, but Samsung has already moved into mass production of its new technology, which the company calls V-NAND flash.<p>After nearly 10 years of research, Samsung has managed to bypass the problems with scaling up …

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Kreyos Smartwatch Raises $1 Million from Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding campaign for the Kreyos smartwatch project has passed $1 million in support, proving once again that backers love them wearables.<p>Kreyos is still at a fraction of the $10 million of support that Pebble raised last year, but it <i>has</i> managed to raise 10 times the amount it was asking …

Call for Manufacturers: 3D Printers and 3D Scanners

Got a favorite desktop 3D printing or scanning appliance? We want to hear about it!<p>In preparation for the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing, and in the interest of giving you the most comprehensive coverage possible, we’re opening up the floor for public …

3D printers could cause strokes, researchers warn

3D printers can be harmful to humans if they are not set up in the right environment, researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology have warned.<p>3D printing is a process of melting plastic filament and creating solid objects by building them up in very thin layers. The technology is used in a …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Tutorial Summer: 3D printing techniques | 3D Printing Blog

<b>We’re back for our second tutorial : Today our Product Designer Bert, will tell you more about 3D printing techniques: “the techniques have matured</b> …