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Umbra Composit could scan the world in 3D to the detail of a single grain of sand

October 14th, 2018 at 8:02 am » Comments Off

Umbra shows a scan of Helsinki. Last year, Umbra unveiled a tool called The Composit that will let you upload a complex 3D model to the cloud and then view it on any device. Now, the Helsinki, Finland-based company is showing how it can create a huge web-based virtual model of a city that can put […]



This water gun can cut through concrete

October 12th, 2018 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

How do firefighters put out a blaze when they can’t reach the flames? That’s the challenge firefighters confronted in 2008, when a B-2 Stealth Bomber crashed on the runway at an American airbase in Guam. The crew successfully ejected, but the hugely expensive aircraft was completely destroyed by a fire that burned deep within its […]



Scientists grow full-sized, beating humanity hearts from stem cells

September 25th, 2018 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

It’s the closest we’ve come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab. Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and launch a massive […]



HP’s new 3-D printers build items not of plastic but of steel

September 16th, 2018 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

  HP is hoping its new Metal Jet 3-D printers will provide inroads into manufacturing sectors such as automobiles and medical devices.HP WHEN YOU THINK about 3-D printing, chances are you think of little plastic doodads created by desktop devices like those made by MakerBot. Computing and printer giant HP wants you to think about […]



Easy-to-make videos can show you dancing like the stars

September 10th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Want to dance like a professional ballerina or strut like a rapper? A new machine-learning technique can transfer one person’s motion to another in a simple process. Mapping one person’s motion onto the movement of another has changed the way filmmakers, animators, and game designers create action. With this technique, one person can appear to […]



Research team develops the world’s first-ever 4-D printing for ceramics

September 2nd, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a groundbreaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world’s first 4-D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics. Ceramic has a high melting point, […]



CDC uses HP bioprinters to speed up testing for new antibiotics

September 1st, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

The pilot will help test effectiveness against superbugs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is turning to some bleeding edge tech in its bid to stamp out drug-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria. It’s buying a slew of HP bioprinters (the D300e you see above) as part of a pilot program that could speed up the testing […]



Filmmaker Tony Kaye casts robot as lead actor in next feature

August 29th, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born.



Don’t bug out: Spider-like microbots will get under your skin … in a good way

August 20th, 2018 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

It might sound like the beginning of a nightmare, but researchers are developing a line of small, insect-inspired robots that could one day crawl into your body and help fix broken bits. They’re suspicious in their squishiness. Soft, flexible, and shaped like spiders. But their creators think future versions could be designed to perform tasks […]



Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

July 29th, 2018 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according to Benjamin Freedman, assistant professor […]



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