JRC wins competition on indoor localization
A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position ...
3-D images of tiny objects down to 25 nanometres
Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) have created 3D images of tiny objects showing details down to 25 nanometres. In addition to the shape, the scientists determined how ...
Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity of the ...
Group makes 3-D backups of world landmarks (Update)
We all know to back up our files and photos, but what about our castles and churches?
Researchers create first-ever interior 3-D map of Leaning Tower of Pisa using breakthrough mobile laser mapping system
Developed by the CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, the Zebedee technology is a handheld 3D mapping system incorporating a laser scanner that sways on a spring to capture millions of detailed measurements ...
Quality control in the manufacturing cycle
Even the minutest deviations are detected: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have created the "Wheelinspector", an in-line compatible system for 100 percent ...
A new dimension for 3-D protein structures
(Phys.org) —3D structures of biological molecules like proteins directly affect the way they behave in our bodies. EPFL scientists have developed a new infrared-UV laser method to more accurately determine ...
The future of exploration starts with 3-D printing
(Phys.org) —The latest in cutting-edge manufacturing is already making a significant impact in the future of space exploration.
3-D laser scanning of dhows in Doha
A unique collection of traditional seagoing boats in Doha, Qatar has been recorded for posterity using a 3D scanning process.
SXSW kicks off with vision of a 3D printing revolution
The 27th edition of South by Southwest kicked off Friday with a bold prediction that desktop 3D printing will unleash a new industrial revolution guided by "creative explorers."
Extinct giant camel found far from the desert in Arctic discovery
(Phys.org) —A Canadian research team, helped by scientists at The University of Manchester, has discovered the first evidence of an extinct giant camel in the High Arctic. The three-and-a-half million year ...
Physics duo create first knotted vortex in a fluid (w/ video)
3D printing on the micrometer scale
At the Photonics West, the leading international fair for photonics taking place in San Francisco this week, Nanoscribe GmbH, a spin-off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), presents the world's fastest ...
Video of the inside of a fly's eye: Scientists develop laser optics which support high-resolution 3D microscopy
Ultra-microscopes developed at the Vienna University of Technology can look into biological tissue, creating high-resolution 3-D images. A video has been created, showing a 3D-scan through a fly's head.