3D Printing Can Save Time, Money And Hassle

Much of the talk surrounding the so-called revolution of 3D printing is centered around the DIY (or Do It Yourself) aspect, people sharing designs (or creating designs themselves) and then creating them in the comfort of their own home. The DIYers of old may have either taken great ...

Every City Should Have a Maker Faire

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, so why hasn’t anyone organized a Maker Faire here before? This was the thought running through my mind as I made my return train journey to South London, after a day out at Brighton Mini Maker Faire in September ...

Nokia releases augmented reality job search

Augmented reality has served a few purposes, such as giving us Japanese pop singers in boxes. Nokia decided it might have a more useful purpose, so on Friday the company launched an augmented reality job search app called JobLens.The Windows 8 app could be the future of job ...

Robot bartender takes up job in German bar

A robot bartender has recently taken up duty in a futuristic bar in the eastern German town of Ilmenau.A brainchild of a mechatronics engineer Ben Schaefer and his humanoid robots company H&S-Robots, the robot named Carl can prepare ingredients for mixing cocktails, serve drinks and engage with customers ...

New Tech Embeds ID in 3D-Printed Products

3D printing is still a niche industry, largely due to the costs associated with the machines and materials. But as those costs decrease, 3D printers are being used for a form of production that designers call "mass customization."3D printers can quickly produce large amounts of products that have ...

Building an internal combustion engine from hardware store parts

[MacGyver] [Lou Wozniak] is on a mission to build an internal combustion engine using only hardware store parts. What you see above is his third attempt at it. Depending on your hardware store this may have ventured outside of what they sell because [Lou] switched over to using ...

NASA certifies first 3D printer for use in space

News: a 3D printer approved by NASA will be flown to the International Space Station next year so astronauts can print components, tools and equipment on-demand in space. Manufactured by Made in Space in collaboration with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the machine is the first 3D printer ...

Watch the World's First 3D Printed Rifle Fire a Shot

By now we've had a few months to come to terms with the fact that, yes, 3D printed guns exist; yes, they generally work; and no, they're not about to herald in an age of obsolete metal detectors and lawlessness—at least not in their current form. But the ...

NASA awards $100,000 to initial analysis of 3D printing of biomaterials

NASA has selected 3D printing of biomaterials, such as arrays of cells, as one of the 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into reality. 

How Organovo is Using 3D Bioprinting to Test New Cancer Drugs

The San Diego-based company Organovo is using their NovoGen MMX 3-D Bioprinter to create accurate representations of human cancer networks. Their research is important because it allows scientists to test out new cancer drugs in their targeted environment.Typically, new cancer medications are first tested on animals.

Introducing Cornucopia, the food printer

US scientists have introduced a concept design of the "Cornucopia" or Digital Fabricator, a "personal food factory" able to print food from specified ingredients, with no waste at the point of cooking.The food printer is at the concept design stage, and would work by storing and ...

Why Patents Won't Kill 3D-Printing Innovation

If you want to start a fight at a party full of people passionate about 3D printing, just mention technology patents. Immediately, people will stake out their positions and the room will erupt into chaos. Blogger Paul Banwatt sums up the debate nicely as a standoff between those "who believe that patents have held back 3D-printing technology and those who believe that patents have really incentivized innovation."

Microsoft updates IE11, & the dev tools are amazing

Microsoft has released a new developer preview for IE11 on Windows 7, and it’s got a few new tools that web developers will find very interesting, particularly around monitoring performance and memory usage.“There’s a lot of work that we’ve done around things like performance and standards support,” ...

The dark side of Startup City

Few cities have seen as much disruption as San Francisco has over the last 10 years. Once a hotbed of progressive political activism and engagement, the city is being remade in the image of the booming tech industry, headquartered in Silicon Valley to the south.Rents in some of ...

It’s not just Marissa Mayer—Larry Page is on an acquisition binge, too

Yahoo’s willingness to purchase any startup with a pulse has been the company’s dominant story this year, both in the press and among the Valley’s tens of thousands of entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, another company has been on a similar, but far more quiet aquihiring spree: Google.In the first six ...

Garland's law of foresight journalism

Garland’s Law of Foresight Journalism is a well-researched theory that guides the actions of magazine and newspaper editors, as well as television producers, regarding their decisions to report on future studies, forecasts, scenarios or predictions of any sort.If you stay in the field long enough, you will see ...

Build your own metal detector with an Arduino

Want to try building your own metal detector with an Arduino?

Video Friday: Insectobots on the Run, Drones Dodge Fireworks, and Robots Dance with Sheets

Yet another Friday has arrived. A Friday full of amazement. A Friday full of wonder. A Friday full of robot videos. Not that you should get your hopes up or anything. Aw heck, go on, get your hopes up, we will never disappoint you! Never! ON TO THE ...

Is Toyota's Winglet personal mobility robot ready to fly?

The Winglet personal transport assistance robot is a Segway-like vehicle currently undergoing testing in Japan.The self-balancing, two-wheel vehicle allows a rider to simply step on it then lean in the direction they want to go.Much more compact than the Segway, the Winglet is envisioned to be used on ...

Hackit: Researchers wait 69-years to see tar move