Open source 3-D printed robot extends hand to DIY fans (w/ video)
E-book reading on the rise among young people
E-books may finally be catching on with the toughest of customers: young people.
Romper suit to protect against sudden infant death
Breathing sensors built into romper suits could help prevent sudden cot deaths in the future. The basis for this is a stretchable printed circuit board that fits to the contours of the body and can be manufactured ...
3-D printing gives businesses a low-cost option for odd jobs
What does a business do if the vintage aircraft part a customer needs hasn't been made in decades? For a solution, Airflow Systems of Capistrano Beach, Calif., turned to Rapid Tech at University of California-Irvine. Through ...
US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
Researchers print materials for soft robotics
(Phys.org)—University of Wollongong researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) and the School of Chemistry have printed materials which can actuate and strain gauge.
Internet ad revenue rises 18 pct to $9.3B in 3Q
(AP)—Internet advertising hit a new high in the third quarter as marketers continued to shift money from print and broadcasting.
New technology reveals origins of images in printed ballads
(Phys.org)—An Oxford University team has developed a software tool which can identify the origin of illustrations on 17th and 18th-century printed 'broadside ballads'.
Sporting News's last sprint in print
Sporting News, a 126-year-old publication covering American sports, is ending its print edition to become all-digital in 2013.
Hewlett-Packard further beset by decline in printing
As if Hewlett-Packard Co. didn't have enough problems with its lagging personal-computer business and its admission it paid billions of dollars too much for software firm Autonomy, sales of printers - long one of the Palo ...
Getting your attention: Study finds small changes in ads make them more memorable
(Phys.org)—Look at the two photos above—how many differences do you see? If you answered just one, you are correct. One is all marketers need to make you more likely to buy, according to new research ...
Staples customers can get a head and more with 3-D printing
Chinese typewriter anticipated predictive text, finds historian
(Phys.org)—By reorganizing the typewriter's characters into ready-made clusters of commonly used words, Mao-era Chinese typists solved problems that cell phones only came to recently.
Printing soil science
Imagine printing a 3-D object as easily as a typed document. Lose a button? Print one. Need a new coffee cup? Print one. While the reality of printing any object on demand may lie in the future, the technology necessary to ...