On today's episode of RapidFire, brought to you by 3D Creation Systems, your number one source for 3D printing services and technologies, we're doing 3D printing experiments in microgravity.
On this episode of The Pulse, rewired nerves from amputated limbs allow for...
This week on WDD's HotSpot, Big Brother is collecting phone records; DARPA's ADAPT program is...
Today on PD&D's Kickstarter of the Week, we’re experimenting with the Crowfie, a...
Today on PD&D's Kickstarter of the Week, 3D KitBash launches a campaign for a 3D Printer Test Kit. Essentially, this kit allows users to forecast a 3D printer’s abilities and results. The kit has 8 tolerance chips; each features unique characteristics at various scales and intervals that allow you to see how your 3D Printer handles different shapes and forms.
In the world of Henry-Alex Rubin's new feature film, Disconnect, the hunters have a distinct advantage over the hunted and their protectors. The bullies and thugs have technology on their side, and they use it in all sorts of ways to stalk, trick, surprise, and catch their prey.
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together - and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building Hyperloop transportation, putting paralyzed people behind the wheel, and riding futuristic airplanes that carry passengers in pods.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are putting the finishing touches on their version of a driverless car that, they say, lays the groundwork for computers to replace humans in the driver seat within a decade.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an interactive touch interface that can be projected onto any flat surface. Called 'World Kit', the system is geared towards allowing users to interact with their environment in the same way they do their smart phones and tablets.
On this week's EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a 1980 vintage Yugoslavian digital multimeter, the Digimer 10 from Iskra.
As a novelist, Daniel Suarez spins dystopian tales of the future. But on the TEDGlobal stage, he talks us through a real-life scenario we all need to know more about: the rise of autonomous robotic weapons of war. Advanced drones, automated weapons and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools, he suggests, could take the decision to make war out of the hands of humans.
On today's episode of RapidFire we're 3D scanning with the Spider, a new hand-held 3D scanner from Artec3D. With a resolution of up to 0.15 mm and an accuracy from 0.03 to 0.05 mm, the Spider can scan sharp edges and intricate details.
A team of researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago demonstrated a type of peripheral interface called targeted muscle re-innervation. By rewiring nerves from amputated limbs, new interfaces allow for prosthetic control with existing muscles.
First it was a bike, then a motorcycle. Now, a Hungarian man has created a car made almost entirely out of wood. Istvan Puskas toiled away for four months until all the pieces came together. The frame, axles, gearbox, and even the gas tank are made from wood.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re recognizing art with computers, skydiving from space, dancing with drones, and zapping your brain to improve your game.
A Japanese startup company is taking on tech titan Google, with a wearable computer it plans to have in stores by the end of 2013. Called Telepathy One, the device looks much like Google Glass but differs in at least one important way - it's compatible for people who wear glasses.
British researchers have created a swarm of self-organising robots which can carry out simple fetching and carrying tasks. They say their work sets the stage for the development of autonomous teams of robots to help in disaster rescue efforts and even medical surgery.
This project integrates infrared and RGB imagery to produce dense 3D environment models reconstructed form multiple views. The resulting 3D map contains both thermal and RGB information which can be used in robotic fire-fighting applications to identify victims and active fire areas.