Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera
By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail.
A charging solution for delivery drones: Take after our feathered friends?
Amazon's plan to unleash a wave of "delivery drones" has occasionally been criticized as a pie-in-the-sky idea (literally, if they start shipping baked goods).
BotObjects announces first full color 3D printer— ProDesk3D
New approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child's construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize ...
Tiny UAVs and hummingbirds are put to test
Stanford Lab developing new kinds of robot aircraft (w/ Video)
The walls have ears: Princeton researchers develop walls that can listen, and talk
(Phys.org) —Using a modern twist on a technology developed in the 1920s, researchers at Princeton University have embedded ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and ...
Adding a '3D print' button to animation software
(Phys.org) -- Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
Hard facts lead to 'green' concrete
The international team of scientists has created computational models to help concrete manufacturers fine-tune mixes for general applications.
'Buckliball' opens new avenue in design of foldable engineering structures (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University ...
Lead-free glass decor
Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic elements. ...
First rifle constructed from printed 3D parts by gun enthusiast in Canada (w/ Video)
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.