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Ford Announces Plan to Have Automated Driverless Cars on the Road by 2021

A lot can happen in five years, although that amount of time seems to fly past nowadays. 2011 seems almost disturbingly recent, so 2021 might as well be just around…

Configurable Commercial Quality Versa3D Desktop Fabrication Machine Launches on Kickstarter

The current trend of low-cost starter 3D printers has seemed to dominate the 3D printing industry for the past year, and while it has produced several great options of bringing…

How Using 3D LIDAR Technology Can Help Keep Our Beaches Litter-Free

Humans continue to produce garbage and waste at unprecedented rates, and sadly much of it ends up in our oceans which promptly deposit great amounts of it on our beaches….

How 3D Aerial Laser Scanning Helped Discover a Massive Medieval City Hidden Under Cambodian Jungles

The Cambodian temple city complex of Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, but until 2015 we had no idea how huge it was. A…

3D Scans of Pacific Northwest Mountains Translate into Beautiful Beeswax Candles, Now on Kickstarter

Like many people I know, I have way too many candles. There’s a reason companies like Yankee Candle and White Barn do such good business: people love candles. They smell wonderful,…

Depth-Sensing Cameras Will Soon Turn Every Smartphone into a High-Quality 3D Scanner

It looks like the depth-sensing time-of-flight camera technology that was developed and popularized for projects like the Xbox Kinect and the ZCam are already showing up in the next generation…

3D Technology-Powered Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Personal Privacy Nightmare

With virtually every car manufacturer on the planet heavily investing in the development or research of self-driving or assistive driving technology, driverless cars are virtually guaranteed to play a huge…

Ford Testing New Driverless Cars in Blizzard Conditions Using 3D Imaging and LiDar

Would you trust your car to drive itself? That is a question that hangs over the auto and tech industries’ efforts to build fleets of autonomous cars like a dark…

Tiny Chip From Caltech Could Revolutionize 3D Imaging

Three-dimensional imaging has a number of applications in bio-medicine, nano-particle characterization, security, robotics and gesture recognition. In the past, such systems have been either single pixel detectors or bench-top devices…