Researchers create touchpads with a can of spray paint

Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, can turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools ...

Painting in virtual reality, no trial-and-error

Almost any product made of plastic, metal or wood is painted or coated. But colour doesn't come cheap. The biggest polluter in a factory is the painting and surface treatment processes. By painting in virtual reality you ...

Ames Lab wins award for virtual spray paint training software

Spray paint training and designing next-generation power plants don't seem, at first glance, to have much to do with one another. But, the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory recently partnered with the Iowa Waste ...

Graffiti-free historic buildings: New polymer coating to help

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many a historic landmark is defaced with graffiti, but the spray paint can only be removed - if at all - using caustic solutions which risk damaging the underlying surface. A new breathable coating provides ...