Little, low-priced 3-D scanner from Toronto part of CES draw
3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
Creating high-resolution full-color moving holograms in 3-D
Three-dimensional (3D) movies, which require viewers to wear stereoscopic glasses, have become very popular in recent years. However, the 3D effect produced by the glasses cannot provide perfect depth cues. ...
Newly discovered celestial object defies categories
An object discovered by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T) nearly 500 light years away from the Sun may challenge traditional understandings about how planets and stars form.
3D printer wows world's top high-tech fair
Of all the futuristic gadgets on show at CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair, few drew bigger crowds Tuesday than a 3D printer creating solid objects in plastic from a computer display.
Experiments illuminate how order arises in the cosmos
(Phys.org)—One of the unsolved mysteries of contemporary science is how highly organized structures can emerge from the random motion of particles. This applies to many situations ranging from astrophysical ...
Fujitsu unveils device that lets printed paper become interactive (w/ video)
New Horizons sights tiny Pluto moon as spacecraft races toward dwarf planet
Here's Hydra! The New Horizons team spotted the tiny moon of Pluto in July, about six months ahead of when they expected to. You can check it out in the images below. The find is exciting in itself, but it ...
Space treaties are a challenge to launching small satellites in orbit
Until recently the idea of launching a satellite into space was an expensive business and the preserve of governments, international space organisations and multi-million dollar companies.
Scientist finds medium sized Kuiper belt object less dense than water
'Trojan' asteroids in far reaches of solar system more common than previously thought
University of British Columbia astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus, and believe 2011 QF99 is part of a larger-than-expected population of transient objects temporarily ...
The galaxy's ancient brown dwarf population revealed
(Phys.org) —A team of astronomers led by Dr David Pinfield at the University of Hertfordshire have discovered two of the oldest brown dwarfs in the Galaxy. These ancient objects are moving at speeds of ...
Superconducting refrigerator cools via tunneling cascade
A new twist for quantum systems
Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a method for precisely controlling quantum systems by exploiting a trick that helps cats to land on their feet and motorists to fit their cars into parking spots. In ...