The 3D printing revolution shows no signs of letting up, and now has made its way on to the next dimension. The U.S. Army Research Office has awarded $855,000 to three universities to make advances in 4D printing, which is the ability to 3D-print objects that can change their shape or appearance over time (the fourth dimension), or in response to some condition. “Rather than construct a static material or one that simply changes its shape, we’re proposing the development of adaptive, biomimetic composites that re-program their shape, properties or functionality on demand, based upon external stimuli,” said Anna Balazs, a researcher at Harvard, in a statement. The U.S. Army awarded additional 4D-printing grants to scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois.
Interactive Live Holography - From Science Fiction to Science Fact
Introducing live medical holography - the world’s first 3D holographic display and interface system, initially for medical imaging applications.
To learn more visit:http://www.realviewimaging.com/
See example Holographic clips at:http://www.realviewimaging.com/?page_…
See “First In Human” recorded cases at:http://www.realviewimaging.com/?page_…
A spectacular electrical storms light up the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle range after the massive 8.8-magnitude Puyehue volcano erupted in Chile which had laid dormant for over half a century. The eruption belched an ash cloud more than six miles high over the Andes and cause a flurry of earth quakes. Photos by: Francisco Negroni | Flickr | 500px
Snowboarding and Skiing Goes High Tech with Recon’s Snow2
For those avid snowboarders and skiers out there who want to record, time, and gamily their experience on the slopes you are going to want to check this out.
Recon Instruments is a leader in the heads-up-display (HUD) market for sports and they just announced the availability of their 4th-gen Snow product called the Recon Snow2. Snow2 is basically a pair of smart goggles for skiers and snowboarders. Past generations of Snow have sold over 50,000 units according to Recon.
Whats great about the Snow2 is that it is designed to work with existing goggles from the world’s leading manufacturers including Oakley, Smith, Scott, Uvex, Alpina, Briko and Zeal. The Snow2 is also available for sale as a stand-alone unit.
Recon’s Snow2 has the following features right out of the box:
- Performance Stats: Vital information from speed, vertical descent, jump airtime, navigation and distance are calculated and displayed using a built-in precision GPS and an integrated suite of sensors.
- Navigation & Buddy Tracking: Built-in GPS that enables full resort navigation, and when paired with a compatible Android or iOS device, provides real-time buddy tracking.
- Smartphone Connectivity: Pairing it with a compatible Android or iOS smartphone will allow users to receive texts, display calls and access music player controls all from within the HUD.
- Data Viewing and Social Media Connectivity: Users can review and store stats and achievements, and share them via social media accounts.
You can check out the Snow2 on Recon’s site or at Apple.com which is also selling it.
"IoT is all about sensing and collecting the data — and then transporting it [to the cloud]. Once it’s there, it’s about massaging it and sending it back to the user," said Julia, who described the sensing and collecting stage with the "big data" moniker, but who spoke of the machine learning and analytic engines sending data back to the user as "small data" — advice that is directly relevant to people’s lives.
Google Is Now Bigger Than Both The Magazine And Newspaper Industries
Jim Edwards Nov. 12, 2013, 11:43 AM, businessinsider.com
Google has become so big that sometimes it’s difficult to understand just how big it is. It’s on course to do $60 billion in revenue this year, almost all of that from advertising. But how big is that in terms of the media it competes…
*Did they really have to 3DPrint “Austin, Texas” right on the barrel, placing Austin squarely as the World Capital of Fabricated Gun Enthusiasts? Currently awaiting the first murder with a printed handgun, pretty sure I won’t have to wait long
New York by Eiko Ojala
Artwork for Affina Hotel Manhattan lobby.
The logical conclusion of scare tactic and shock based adverts. ExFEARiential from John St.
Fantastic set up of prank based culture.
Sure to Rise
Mac’s White Sugar
Ever wonder why you can’t get a Coke at Taco Bell? It’s because Yum! Brands was created as a spin-off of Pepsi—and has a lifetime contract with the soda-maker. Unilever produces everything from Dove soap to Klondike bars. Nestle has a big stake in L’Oreal, which features everything from cosmetics to Diesel designer jeans.
Android 4.4, Nexus 5 released.
Google has quietly slipped the Nexus 5 into the Play Store, running a new version of Android - version 4.4, or KitKat.
Among other features, the new version of Android features:
- Voice activated search with no button presses required - just say “OK Google”.
- Faster multitasking.
- Combined SMS/MMS/Hangouts messaging app.
- Printing from mobile devices to any Google Cloud pront connected printer.
Check out the full list of features here.