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Fab-Grade SLA Innovation with New ProX 800

December 19, 2014 12:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

3D Systems has announced the ProX 800, the latest in the company’s family of accurate, production-level Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers. The ProX 800 production SLA printer features a new laser print head ...

Honda Opens Museum, Training Facility in Ohio

December 19, 2014 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is opening a new training facility in central Ohio, along with a museum that pays tribute to the automaker's history in North America over a half a century. The company unveiled the $35 million Honda Heritage Center on ...   


Obtaining Live Images from Inside Materials

December 19, 2014 12:15 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

n medicine, X-rays provide high-resolution images of our insides to help doctors make a definitive diagnosis. Industry uses X-rays, too – as a reliable, non-destructive way of seeing what’s hidden on inside materials and ...    


Smaller Lidars Could Allow UAVs to Conduct Underwater Scans

December 19, 2014 12:01 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Bathymetric lidars – devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water’s surface – are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 pounds, the systems are large and heavy, and they require costly, piloted aircraft to ...


Amputee Makes History Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

December 19, 2014 10:49 am | by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory's Modular ...  


Photos of the Day: Amputee Controls Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

December 19, 2014 10:47 am | by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period ...      


NASA Finds Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

December 19, 2014 10:30 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin ... 


Terra Motors to Launch Electric Three Wheeler in 2015

December 19, 2014 10:22 am | by Terra Motors | News | Comments

Terra Motors, a manufacturer of electric two and three wheelers in Japan, has unveiled the ‘R6’ Japanese electric three wheeler. The company will start to sell R6 early next year. With full charge, R6 can go as far as ...    


World-First Tech Connects Cycle Helmets with Cars

December 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way communication offering proximity alerts to Volvo drivers and cyclists and thereby avoid accidents. No car manufacturer has previously put a stake in ...


NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities

December 19, 2014 10:01 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Even from space, holidays shine bright. With a new look at daily data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in ...      


Gift Guide: Strong Photo, Video Gear Options

December 19, 2014 9:35 am | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | News | Comments

What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke ...                   


Study Fuels Hope for Natural Gas Cars

December 19, 2014 9:32 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises to help. Rather than ...  


Poll Shows Americans Skeptical of Commercial Drones

December 19, 2014 9:30 am | by Joan Lowy & Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a ...


Researchers Glimpse Pathway of Sunlight to Electricity

December 19, 2014 9:25 am | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.The work, which potentially could inspire devices with ...


Instant-Start Computers Possible with New Breakthrough

December 19, 2014 9:20 am | by Vasyl Kacapyr, Cornell University | News | Comments

To encode data, today's computer memory technology uses electric currents - a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could instead be encoded without current ...  



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