Process designs tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes
Tops and yo-yos are among the oldest types of playthings but researchers at Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich have given them a new spin with an algorithm that makes it easier to design these toys so that they have asymmetric ...
NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video
Tablets are making their debut on the NFL sideline Sunday.
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
(AP)—Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access ...
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.
Ekocycle 3D printer uses recycled plastic bottles as component in filament cartridges
3D printer to fly to space in august, sooner than planned
A 3-D printer intended for the International Space Station has passed its NASA certifications with flying colors—earning the device a trip to space sooner than expected. The next Dragon spacecraft, scheduled ...
Living replica of van Gogh's ear on display in Germany
An artist has created a living replica of Vincent van Gogh's famously severed ear for an exhibition, a German museum said Wednesday.
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.
New Matter turns to crowdfunding for home 3D printing
The revolution will be printed in 3-D
Three-dimensional printing is an increasingly important tool for industry and research, and the terminology as well as the technology is creeping into the consumer market. But what is it? And how are UCLA ...
Japan makes first arrest over 3-D printer guns
A Japanese man suspected of possessing guns made with a 3-D printer has been arrested, reports said Thursday, in what was said to be the country's first such detention.
Researcher invents 3D printing technique for making cuddly stuff
Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers. But a new type of printer developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh ...
Researchers use 3D printing to produce interactive speakers of any shape
Forget everything you know about what a loudspeaker should look like. Scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh have developed methods using a 3D printer to produce electrostatic loudspeakers that can take ...