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A group of Harvard scientists have built a 3D printer that’s actually useful

Despite all the fanfare, 3D printing has yet to hit its stride. Up until now, its best uses have been in designing, prototyping, and making creepy copies of yourself. This tends to stem from the fact that you can generally only print with one material at a time, and in most cases, it’s faster to …

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Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

An Electronic Camouflage Cloak Inspired By Color-Changing Octopus Skin

Eat your heart out, Harry Potter<p>An octopus evading a predator has one of the coolest evolutionary adaptations up its (eight) sleeves; in a matter of milliseconds, its skin can change color and opacity to blend in with the surroundings, rendering the creature nearly invisible.<p>This camouflage trick …

Google's next tablet may come with three cameras & depth sensors for 3D capture

Google may soon be rolling out an actually exciting tablet prototype that would give the devices the ability to capture images (presumably both moving and still) in 3D.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports tonight that people familiar with the matter say there are around 4,000 of these prototype units …

Watch: MIT’s Self-Assembling Robots Offer Whiffs of Optimus Prime

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><i>Photo: M. Scott Brauer</i><p><i>Photo: M. Scott</i> …

The Passage of Time Captured in Layered Landscape Collages by Fong Qi Wei | Colossal

<p>Time can be a difficult variable to visually convey in still photography, both the length of time an exposure takes or a series of photos meant to …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole.<p>What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with …

In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

Google and NASA collaborate on AI research with new quantum supercomputer

Google and NASA have teamed up to launch a new laboratory focused on advancing machine learning. The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab — hosted at NASA's Ames Research Center in California — will contain a quantum supercomputer that will be used by researchers from the Universities Space Research …

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Ionic thrusters could power the ultra-efficient, stealth drones of the future

Stealth drones and other aircraft of the future could be powered by engines that don't have any moving parts, can't be detected by infrared, and are more efficient than what we have today. A new study by MIT researchers demonstrated all of these capacities and more for ionic thrusters and now at …