Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics
Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as games controllers which perfectly fit their hand shape.
These bots were made for walking: Cells power biological machines
They're soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.
NASA's space launch system using futuristic technology to build the next generation of rockets
(Phys.org)—NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using this ...
Student engineers design, build, fly 3-D 'printed' airplane
(Phys.org)—When University of Virginia engineering students posted a YouTube video last spring of a plastic turbofan engine they had designed and built using 3-D printing technology, they didn't expect ...
Interruptible 3-D printing method wins Gehry prize (w/ Video)
New tool gives structural strength to 3-D printed works
(Phys.org)—Objects created using 3-D printing have a common flaw: They are fragile and often fall apart or lose their shape.
Group develops carbon nanotube based flexible display using flexographic printing technology
Leading the way in 3D metal printing for industry
The University of Adelaide is working with local companies to investigate 3D metal printing for the development of prototype and operational manufacturing parts.
3D printer to aid the visually impaired students in their educational endeavors
Braille is a tactile writing system, which is commonly used by the visually impaired and partially sighted. With the recent development of braille printers, written materials in braille has greatly helped ...
German publishers file complaint against Amazon
Germany's book industry said Tuesday it had complained to the country's competition watchdog about Internet giant Amazon, accusing it of using "blackmail" to gain discounts from publishers.
Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D
"Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon..."
Does 3D printing have the right stuff?
3D-printed parts promise a revolution in the space industry, rapidly creating almost any object needed. But do the results really have the right stuff for flying in space? ESA is now checking if their surface ...
Police highlight dangers of 3D-printed gun
A 3D-printed gun has been called a "catastrophic failure" following tests conducted by the University of Warwick.
Smart lifestyle takes centre stage at Asia tech show
Asia's largest tech trade show will be a battleground for smart innovations when it kicks off in Taiwan Tuesday—from car systems which warn when you are driving badly to a toothbrush-style camera that films the user's teeth.