Physics in 3-D? That's nothing. Try 0-D

University of Cincinnati researchers have reached this threshold with a special structure that may someday lead to better ways of harnessing solar energy, stronger lasers or more sensitive medical diagnostic devices.

About That Need For Speed 3D Conversion...

We just reported on TGD that Need For Speed, the upcoming big screen game adaptation, will be converted to 3D. This was a last minute decision, because the movie’s coming out on March 14, and the timing has us wondering. Is the studio desperate? Are they hoping a 3D conversion will make more money overseas?

NASA boards the 3D-manufacturing train

Given NASA's unique needs for highly custom­ized spacecraft and instrument components, additive manufacturing, or "3-D printing," offers a compelling alternative to more traditional manufacturing approaches.

3D is Slowing Down in China

The Chinese market is very important for American films these days, because without their box office, big movies can’t break even, or turn a profit. Yet now reports tell us 3D has been slowing down in China, which may also signal that the technology’s novelty may finally be wearing off. 

Why 4K isn't like 3D

ABI Research analysts say ‚ÄčNorth American households with 4K TVs are expected to pass 10% by the end of 2018.

Less 3D = Cheaper Tickets

We know how much many of you hate 3D out there, even though movies like Gravity prove that there’s still amazing things that are being done with the technology. But for 3D haters, there is some good news: The less 3D movies there are out there, the cheaper it is to go to the movies. 

Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Will Hit Europe in 3D

Doctor Who is hitting its 50th anniversary on November 23, and fans of the good doctor must be counting down everywhere. Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi series in TV history, and in Europe the doctor’s anniversary will have one special touch it won’t have in the States.

Does 3D Still Have a Future?

We know a number of readers here at TGD are not fond of 3D, and got sick of the hype long ago. 3D has certainly taken a dive in the States, but you often have to make a movie in 3D for it to play in China, where we’re counting on the box office over there for a film to break even. 

Disney Research develops method to provide tactile feedback in free air

Puffs of compressed air create sensations that can be associated by the user with textured surfaces or force feedback.   

How to print tiny batteries

3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches for lack of a battery small enough to fit the device, yet provide enough stored energy to power them.

Video: This firefighting robot paints a 3D thermal imaging picture

Engineers at the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of California, San Diego, have developed new image processing techniques for rapid exploration and characterization of structural fires by small Segway-like robotic vehicles.

3D printing = food in space?

NASA and a Texas company are exploring the possibility of using a "3D printer" on deep space missions in a way where the "D" would stand for dining.

The 3D green printing revolution

There’s no denying that 3D printing has moved beyond the laboratory and into the mainstream. We’ve seen 3D printed body parts, electronics, and toys. Although the technology has quickly become quite sophisticated, the materials used in 3D printers have been slow to catch up.

Is 3D finally done?

Although there are many films out there in 3D, you don’t hear about it much in the news these days, and for many movie-goers, that’s a blessing. It wasn’t that long ago that 3D was hyped as the magic bullet that was going to save the industry, yet people got tired of the hyperbole in a hurry.

DARPA targets three-dimensional chip-cooling tech

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have clinched a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip-cooling technology capable of handling heat loads as much as ten times greater than systems commonly used today.

Google transforms the web into a 3D maze

Google has debuted a mini-game for Chrome that transforms websites into 3D landscape mazes.

3D holography technique lets firefighters see through flames

An Italian team has developed a new infrared holography technique that allows firefighters to see through flames and find people trapped inside burning buildings.

Doctor Who is going 3D for 50th anniversary special

The BBC has confirmed that the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who will be in 3D.

Star Trek into Darkness featurette flies at the camera

I’m personally looking forward to Star Trek into Darkness, despite the criticism over lens flares and altered character profiles.

Microchip moves data in 3D

University of Cambridge scientists have created a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions for the first time.