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There is now a 3D printer on the International Space Station

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Made in Space<p>An astronaut installed a 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS) this morning — a big first …

miniPCR DNA Discovery System Launches On Kickstarter (video)

If you are interested in learning more about your DNA, you might be interested in this new DNA discovery system that has launched over on the …

Google is giving non-profits its latest satellite maps

Non-profit groups don't often have the luxury of using satellite maps to gauge their progress clearing landmines or saving trees. Getting fresh imagery is typically expensive, if it's an option at all. Google's recent acquisition Skybox wants to fix that with Skybox for Good, a new program that …

Glow-In-The-Dark Highways Open In The Netherlands

The smart highway pilot is over, and the plan is to take the system international.<p>After months of pilot testing, a glow-in-the-dark smart highway in the Netherlands has finally gone public in the Dutch city of Oss, and there are plans to expand the technology to other highways in the Netherlands …

Netherlands

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

Although Apple Pay has had its share of early hiccups, the mobile payment platform is overall off to a promising start. <i>CIO’s</i> Al Sacco has interviewed …

UPS now lets you use 3D printers in nearly 100 US stores

UPS' experiment with in-store 3D printers apparently went off without a hitch -- the shipping service has expanded the availability of 3D printing services from six test markets to nearly 100 locations across the US. While the hardware is still concentrated in a relatively small batch of cities, …

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

• <b>Author:</b> Evan Osnos<p><b>Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist</b><p>Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.<p><b>An Economist Best Book of 2014.</b><p><b>A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of</b> <b>China during a moment of profound transformation</b><p>From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a …

U.S. Army Wants A Parachuting Tank

Three vehicles will replace the Humvee -- and they'll all arrive by air.<p>After years of service in wars -- from Iraq to Afghanistan to Iraq again -- the Humvee is on its way out. Officially named the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, (HMMVV) its acronym and stature is so iconic that it …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

Artificial Intelligence

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at International Space Station

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.<p>NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.<p>The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is …