Centre Pompidou Hosts Exhibition at Crossroads of Creation and Digital Technology

Centre Pompidou Hosts Exhibition at Crossroads of Creation and Digital Technology

The Pompidou Center was created as a venue for the exhibition of cutting edge artistic explorations. The building itself was an act of pushing the envelope of architectural expression as the architects, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, decided to place all of the mechanical components, the functional pieces of a building that are usually hidden […]

The Pompidou Center was created as a venue for the exhibition of cutting edge artistic explorations. The building itself was an act of pushing the envelope of architectural expression as the architects, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, decided to place all of the...
3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

When I was a kid, eons ago, I got a toy that was a plastic grabber on the end of a stick, controlled by squeezing or releasing a whole hand trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and […]

When I was a kid, eons ago, I got a toy that was a plastic grabber on the end of a stick, controlled by squeezing or releasing a whole hand trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and...
CEO of GE Addresses Additive Manufacturing and Globalization in Letter to Shareholders

CEO of GE Addresses Additive Manufacturing and Globalization in Letter to Shareholders

For its 2016 Annual Report, GE‘s CEO Jeff Immelt wrote a letter to shareholders that attempts to weave together the core philosophy of GE, its vision for the future, and the way in which both are interacting with current political and economic climates. His letter speaks not only the language of business, but also the language […]

For its 2016 Annual Report, GE‘s CEO Jeff Immelt wrote a letter to shareholders that attempts to weave together the core philosophy of GE, its vision for the future, and the way in which both are interacting with current political and economic climates. His...
3D Printers Aid Hong Kong Police in Studying and Explaining Crime Scenes

3D Printers Aid Hong Kong Police in Studying and Explaining Crime Scenes

Hong Kong is one of the most famous areas around China, something that is quite an accomplishment given that it competes with 160 other of China’s cities for notice. With a population of just over 7 million, the autonomous territory is only the ninth largest city in the country, but still packs quite a bit […]

Hong Kong is one of the most famous areas around China, something that is quite an accomplishment given that it competes with 160 other of China’s cities for notice. With a population of just over 7 million, the autonomous territory is only the ninth largest...
3D Printed Model Provides Assistance in Young Boy's Complex Heart Surgery

3D Printed Model Provides Assistance in Young Boy's Complex Heart Surgery

When Katrina Bradley went to her doctor for an ultrasound, she was four months pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately, it was during that ultrasound that she learned that her baby was afflicted with a heart defect so severe that the predictions were more than 95% against the possibility of his survival. This devastating news left […]

When Katrina Bradley went to her doctor for an ultrasound, she was four months pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately, it was during that ultrasound that she learned that her baby was afflicted with a heart defect so severe that the predictions were more than...
Lost Killer Whales Provide 3D Data for Science

Lost Killer Whales Provide 3D Data for Science

In 2011, three killer whales surprised the public and confused biologists when they swam approximately 70 miles up the Nushagak River. Killer whales, or as they are also known Orcas, live in saltwater and the southwestern Alaska’s Nushagak River is freshwater. While whales have occasionally ventured into the mouth of the river when following salmon, […]

In 2011, three killer whales surprised the public and confused biologists when they swam approximately 70 miles up the Nushagak River. Killer whales, or as they are also known Orcas, live in saltwater and the southwestern Alaska’s Nushagak River is freshwater....
Five Seconds to a Paperclip: Hologram-Powered 3D Printer Creates 3D Objects with Incredible Speed

Five Seconds to a Paperclip: Hologram-Powered 3D Printer Creates 3D Objects with Incredible Speed

It’s late at night and The Creator is nearing exhaustion. She stares at a petri dish filled with a greenish slime, a veritable primordial stew, in which lie all of her hopes. Taking a deep breath, the turns on The Machine. A light flashes, bright green, the laser illuminates the dish and a form begins […]

It’s late at night and The Creator is nearing exhaustion. She stares at a petri dish filled with a greenish slime, a veritable primordial stew, in which lie all of her hopes. Taking a deep breath, the turns on The Machine. A light flashes, bright green, the...
University of Alabama Students Wrestle with How to Take Down Drones

University of Alabama Students Wrestle with How to Take Down Drones

The primary concern that most people have with drones is how to get them up in the air and keep them there. Not so with Northrop Grumman Corp (NGC); they wanted to find out how to take them down. Granted, the inexpensive models that are purchased for children (and adults with a bit of kid […]

The primary concern that most people have with drones is how to get them up in the air and keep them there. Not so with Northrop Grumman Corp (NGC); they wanted to find out how to take them down. Granted, the inexpensive models that are purchased for children (and...
The Ancient and the Advanced Come Together in 3D Printed Primal Crafts Jewelry

The Ancient and the Advanced Come Together in 3D Printed Primal Crafts Jewelry

Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen recently graduated with a Master’s degree in engineering, but he found that he just couldn’t resist the call of the creative. Having started out by designing a few gifts for his girlfriend, he soon found himself unable to turn away from the maker’s siren song and now works full time creating, promoting, and running […]

Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen recently graduated with a Master’s degree in engineering, but he found that he just couldn’t resist the call of the creative. Having started out by designing a few gifts for his girlfriend, he soon found himself unable to turn away...
The UAE is Changing Surgery by Embracing High Tech Like 3D Printing and Robotics

The UAE is Changing Surgery by Embracing High Tech Like 3D Printing and Robotics

The United Arab Emirates has made no secret of its fascination with the possibilities presented through advanced technologies. The support provided by the government for exploration and innovation has regularly made headlines. And they aren’t just spending their money at home, they are spreading it around wherever they believe the benefits may be worth investing […]

The United Arab Emirates has made no secret of its fascination with the possibilities presented through advanced technologies. The support provided by the government for exploration and innovation has regularly made headlines. And they aren’t just spending their...
South African Air Force Finds Advantages in 3D Printing

South African Air Force Finds Advantages in 3D Printing

This week, the South African Air Force (SAAF) held its annual Prestige Day Parade at the Air Force Base Waterkloof and named as its most prestigious unit the Air Force Base Bloemspruit. Just what has this unit done to deserve such an honor? Bloemspruit, home to 16 Squadron flying Rooivalks, is a fighting base that has […]

This week, the South African Air Force (SAAF) held its annual Prestige Day Parade at the Air Force Base Waterkloof and named as its most prestigious unit the Air Force Base Bloemspruit. Just what has this unit done to deserve such an honor? Bloemspruit, home to 16...
Trump’s 'Muslim Ban' Impacts Advanced Manufacturing

Trump’s 'Muslim Ban' Impacts Advanced Manufacturing

When Trump’s Muslim Ban hit on Friday, protests and expressions of outrage erupted across the nation. One particularly loud voice in this push back has come from the highest levels of the tech sector, places like Google and Apple, among others. In addition to their human reaction of horror at the unnecessarily cruel way in […]

When Trump’s Muslim Ban hit on Friday, protests and expressions of outrage erupted across the nation. One particularly loud voice in this push back has come from the highest levels of the tech sector, places like Google and Apple, among others. In addition to their...
3D Printing is a Powerful Tool for STEAM Education

3D Printing is a Powerful Tool for STEAM Education

In a study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, it was found that scientists who win the Nobel Prize are also nearly three times as likely to have a hobby in the arts than the general scientific population. The idea that science also benefits the arts is one with which the West has been […]

In a study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, it was found that scientists who win the Nobel Prize are also nearly three times as likely to have a hobby in the arts than the general scientific population. The idea that science also benefits the...
Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a case of beer, whichever comes first, is how do I copyright this so that I eventually become a millionaire? I may be paraphrasing a bit, […]

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a case of beer, whichever comes first, is how do I copyright this so that I...
3D Printing Helps Create Patch That Reduces Heart Failure

3D Printing Helps Create Patch That Reduces Heart Failure

Heart failure affects approximately 6 million adults in the United States and is a contributing cause in one of every nine deaths. For those afflicted with heart failure, about half of them will die within five years of being diagnosed. In addition to the human toll, the condition is estimated to cost the country somewhere around $30 […]

Heart failure affects approximately 6 million adults in the United States and is a contributing cause in one of every nine deaths. For those afflicted with heart failure, about half of them will die within five years of being diagnosed. In addition to the human toll,...
Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has been going on for ten years now, will dedicate a portion of its space to looking back at its own history and the groundbreaking products […]

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has been going on for ten years now, will dedicate a portion of its space to looking back at...
3D Printed Models Aid in Sex Education for Visually Impaired Students

3D Printed Models Aid in Sex Education for Visually Impaired Students

My sixth-grader just went through a round of sex education at his middle school. The first thing I learned from him is that he had no idea that I knew anything about what he was being taught and was surprised to find out that I too know both the real and the slang terms for […]

My sixth-grader just went through a round of sex education at his middle school. The first thing I learned from him is that he had no idea that I knew anything about what he was being taught and was surprised to find out that I too know both the real and the slang...
Penn State Students Finding Success in Virtual Reality Educational Consulting Startup: Rain Reality

Penn State Students Finding Success in Virtual Reality Educational Consulting Startup: Rain Reality

The Bechdel test began as a way to understand whether women in works of fiction were active or passive characters as indicated by the content of their dialogue. To be considered active, the conversation between two women must be about something other than a man and the ‘test’ itself was developed as a way of […]

The Bechdel test began as a way to understand whether women in works of fiction were active or passive characters as indicated by the content of their dialogue. To be considered active, the conversation between two women must be about something other than a man and...
Business Leaders at Davos Put Job Loss Blame on Technology

Business Leaders at Davos Put Job Loss Blame on Technology

World leaders, business and otherwise, are gathered for a top tier economic forum in Davos, Switerzland, bringing the Swiss town’s population from a mere 11,000 to over 30,000. This forum, described by the NY Times as “the world’s most expensive networking event”, is attended this year by political leaders such as Theresa May, Britain’s Prime […]

World leaders, business and otherwise, are gathered for a top tier economic forum in Davos, Switerzland, bringing the Swiss town’s population from a mere 11,000 to over 30,000. This forum, described by the NY Times as “the world’s most expensive...
NAMIC: Singapore Initiative Aiding Companies to Develop 3D Printing Solutions

NAMIC: Singapore Initiative Aiding Companies to Develop 3D Printing Solutions

Singapore has decided against taking a “wait and see” approach to 3D printing. Instead the government has opted to help create an environment in which there are more than just supportive words, but an entire network of engagement that has been created to help budding ideas to blossom. To this end, in 2015 they launched the dedicated National […]

Singapore has decided against taking a “wait and see” approach to 3D printing. Instead the government has opted to help create an environment in which there are more than just supportive words, but an entire network of engagement that has been created to...
A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of mankind’s struggles for both dominance over and stewardship of his natural counterparts. Opponents of the sport decry its violence and bloodshed, the unnecessary cruelty of […]

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of mankind’s struggles for both dominance over and stewardship of his natural...
CAN-RGX: Two of Four Finalists in Canadian Space Challenge Studying 3D Printing

CAN-RGX: Two of Four Finalists in Canadian Space Challenge Studying 3D Printing

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in the 1980s by Peter Diamandis, Bob Richards, and Todd Hawley. It began with a single chapter at Princeton and has since grown to consist of students from high school through graduate school with chapters in North America, […]

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in the 1980s by Peter Diamandis, Bob Richards, and Todd Hawley. It began with a single chapter at Princeton and has since grown to consist of students...
Using Virtual Reality to Travel Inside the Human Brain

Using Virtual Reality to Travel Inside the Human Brain

It’s hard not to be fascinated by virtual reality. The fantasy of being able to immerse yourself in a nonexistent environment and navigate as if you are part of it would have seemed only an idea fit for movies not that long ago. Using that technology for entertainment has been a no-brainer, but a recent […]

It’s hard not to be fascinated by virtual reality. The fantasy of being able to immerse yourself in a nonexistent environment and navigate as if you are part of it would have seemed only an idea fit for movies not that long ago. Using that technology for...
3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to take any kind of picture at all. For years, photographer James Dunn, who is afflicted with epidermolysis bullosa, sometimes known as butterfly skin, has been […]

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to take any kind of picture at all. For years, photographer James Dunn, who is...
'Virtually Real' Exhibit Questions Imagined Gap Between Art & Science with 3D Technologies

'Virtually Real' Exhibit Questions Imagined Gap Between Art & Science with 3D Technologies

Artists love to play with new tools, and push the boundaries of those tools. It should come as no surprise then that the arts community has embraced advanced technologies just as soon as, and sometimes even slightly before, they are ready to use. 3D printing has proved a particularly fertile ground for the exploration of […]

Artists love to play with new tools, and push the boundaries of those tools. It should come as no surprise then that the arts community has embraced advanced technologies just as soon as, and sometimes even slightly before, they are ready to use. 3D printing has...

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