City X Project Teaches 8 Year Olds to 3D Print

The educational development company IdeaCo has teamed up with 3D Systems to create the City X Project. The mission of the project is to "Use 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D modeling to imagine a better future with kids around the world." Children age eight to ten are ...

Got a Kinect and a laptop? Get ready to 3D print

Scanning and 3D printing an object could become much simpler if 3D printing company Volumental is successful in crowdfunding the development of a web app which would allow users to scan and print 3D objects using nothing more than a Kinect sensor and a web browser.Though the company ...

Meet The 17-Year-Old Who Created A Brain-Powered Prosthetic Arm

Easton LaChappelle used 3-D printing and electronics to do on his own what his school couldn't teach him--and what the market needed. And it will sell for less than $400. Easton LaChappelle’s story offers a reminder of the simplest key to success--if you want something badly enough, do the ...

New robotic device helps men fight hair loss

“Hair loss is extremely common in men,” said Dr. Marc Avram of the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. “About 50 percent of men will have male pattern hair loss at some point in their life.”Fortunately, there may be hope for some balding men. A new robotic ...

3D Printers Help Heart Surgeons

3D printers are slowly entering everyday life and they are increasingly being used in medicine. Doctors at Washington's Children's National Medical Center say the life-size tri-dimensional prints of their patients' hearts helps them in planning and executing surgeries.Magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and ultrasound already give pretty good ...

Microsoft: 3D Printing as Easy as File-Print in Windows 8.1

While Windows 8.1 will bring back the Start button and allow users to boot directly to the desktop, do-it-yourselfers have another feature to look forward to: 3D printing support.

Cubify launches 3D printed shoes you can print overnight

News: designer Janne Kyttanen has created a range of 3D-printed shoes for women that can be made at home overnight to be worn the next day. Kyttanen, creative director at printing giant 3D Systems, has created four different styles of wedge shoes that can be made using 3D Systems' ...

Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission (w/ Video)

If the mission sounds impossible, that's because it is—at least with today's technology: Build a three-pound flying machine that can, under its own control, take off, fly through a window into a model building, avoid security lasers, navigate the halls, recognize signs, enter the correct room, find a ...

Meet the robot dancer and the mechanical portrait artist

They hope to use lessons from animals, plants and even bacteria to make robotsmore able to operate in the real world alongside humans.One example is iCub, a humanoid robot that can wake at a human touch, canappear to watch their movements intently and even perform dance likemovements with ...

3D printed STAR bot sprawls down and goes under doorways

3D printed STAR bot sprawls down and goes under doorways Drawing inspiration from insects, The STAR (Sprawl Tuned Autonomous Robot) created by David Zarrouk, Andrew Pullin, Nick Kohut and Ronald Fearing at the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, UC Berkeley, has six legs and can control its sprawl angle which ...

Printed drones to hunt down drug-running boats

Technophobia may have played a role in the conviction of Bradley Manning for handing information to WikiLeaks, says an internet law specialist. Adding quests to tag damage in a virtual recreation of a stricken city means online gamers could help in the aftermath of a disaster – without leaving ...

Finally! 3D print your own candy stash

Sweets, candies, bob-bon, snoep, dolce, dulce, gula-gula, mithai - whatever you call them, sweets are wonderful things that have hardly changed in hundreds of years.However, with the masses of digital design tools around, creativity for making the moulds for these delicious delights has just been unleashed to another ...

NSA pays £100m ($150m) in secret funding for GCHQ

The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programmes. The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on ...

Making a real instrument out of a Kaoss pad and ribbon controllers

MIDI guitars have been around since the 80s, and nearly without exception they are designed as direct, one-to-one copies of their acoustic and electric brethren. [Michael] has been working on turning this convention on its head with the Misa Tri-Bass, a MIDI guitar designed to be the perfect ...

The First Commercial 3D Printed Metal Gun Part

In the last year, 3D printed guns have, unsurprisingly, rather polarized the 3D printing community. While Defense Distributed’s Liberator gun project has been shut down, reverberations from the project continue across the internet, and others are still developing 3D-printed firearm components.Neal Brace, founder of Sintercore and a former ...

Five trends driving the hardware boom

For years, venture investors and entrepreneurs were all about software. Now, more and more money is flowing into hardware. Hardware startups have long taken a backseat to the glitz and fast track of software, which has been the path to success in Silicon Valley and tech circles elsewhere.

BearDuino: Hacking Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino

As a geek father, I have a reputation to uphold. And BearDuino has helped me maintain some shred of credibility with my kids... while creeping them out a bit in the process.The BearDuino is a hardware-hacked Teddy Ruxpin—the infamous animatronic talking story-time teddy bear unleashed in all its ...

Makin' copies: UPS testing in-store 3D printing in San Diego

While 3D printer costs remain high, some companies are experimenting with offering in-store 3D printing access to consumers. Staples was the first to make the announcement last fall. Now, it looks like UPS is joining them. The shipping company announced today it is testing 3D printers in San ...

3D Printing: How It Works and Why It Could Be Fashion’s Next Big Thing

By now, you’ve probably heard at least a little about a new phenomenon called 3D printing, and the potentially large role in could play in the fashion industry and its manufacturing processes. That said, you might feel—as we did—that you still don’t really understand exactly what it is.Here’s ...

iOS v. Android: The green robot wins on app downloads

Here’s a fun fact for mobile developers: As of the past three months, Android is the best place to angle for more app downloads.According to the App Annie Market Index, Q2 2013 metrics show that Android beats iOS by 10 percent in number of applications downloaded.However, the iTunes ...