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World’s largest, fastest 3D printed drone takes flight

November 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

3D printing innovation is getting faster, even as fast as 150 mph/h. A new fully 3D printed drone took flight and is capable of reaching that record breaking speed. The drone was created through a collaboration between Stratasys Ltd. and Aurora Flight Sciences. (Video)



BitDrones give a glimpse into the future of virtual reality

November 18th, 2015 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Is liquid-metal based 3D fabrication or is self assembling/shape retaining models the ancestor of Star Trek’s infinitely amusing holodeck?. According to Roel Vertegaal, from Queens University’s Human Media Lab, programmable matter is based on self-levitating displays, allowing physical interactions with mid-air virtual objects.



European parks now feature playgrounds made for senior citizens

November 16th, 2015 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

The population in Europe is aging. The governments have had to think of some interesting ways to keep people active. Spain and the United Kingdom have started opening playgrounds designed specifically for the elderly. And people seem to be enjoying it! (Video



x2 Sport is the world’s first wearable underwater jet pack

November 12th, 2015 at 4:36 pm » Comments Off

The x2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack is the world’s first wearable jet pack that lets you fly through the water faster than an Olympic swimmer  They are currently available to pre-order on Indiegogo.



Drone design doesn’t impact people’s perception of drones: Study

November 12th, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas study has found that the design of a drone doesn’t actually impact people’s perceptions of drones. The study asked 647 people in the U.S. to rate their perception of drones that they saw in pictures, manipulated across four factors – color, propeller blades, legs and propeller safety guards. (Video)



Should we gamify citizenship?