Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

An affordable point-and-shoot 3D scanner

Combines high-resolution 3D modeling and accurate color capture for 3D printing (Credit: Fuel3D) Fuel3D Inc. has announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund the Fuel3D scanner,  an affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, 3D art, and 3D game development. Pledgers will be able to […]

Musk reveals Hyperloop concept

Elon Musk has published a blog post detailing the Hyperloop concept; a solar-powered, elevated transit system that could take passengers and cars from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. Here are the core designs. Bloomberg has further details. Hyperloop passenger transport capsule conceptual design rendering (credit: Tesla Motors) Hyperloop passenger capsule version cutaway with passengers onboard (credit: […]

Do-it-yourself invisibility cloaking with 3D printing

Yaroslav Urzhumov and the 3D-printed invisibility cloak (credit: Duke University) Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler, by using a 3D printer.. Yaroslav Urzhumov, assistant research professor in electrical and computer engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, […]

78,000 sign up for one-way mission to Mars

Mars One says it has received applications from more than 78,000 people in more than 120 countries for the Mars One astronaut selection program, in hopes of becoming a Mars settler in 2023. Most applications come from the U.S. (17324), followed by China (10241), United Kingdom (3581), Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and India. The most popular candidate (for […]

Google Glass: how it works (infographic)

German artist Martin Missfeldt has created an infographic that attempts to show how Google Glass works, based on various sources (listed below). One correction: an image is actually not projected directly onto the retina; it is refracted by the cornea and focused by the lens.

Google Ventures launches Glass Collective with VC firms

Google Ventures is launching a new initiative to fuel the development of Google Glass called Glass Collective, in partnership with venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Forbes reports. The three firms hope to fund a community of developers to make Google Glass the next major computing platform. Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz said Glass would […]

A 3D-printed Moon base baked from lunar dust

A possible lunar station near the Moon’s south pole (credit: SinterHab Design Team) Space architects have unveiled a concept for a 3D-printed Moon base called SinterHab near the lunar south pole. Modules would be constructed from lunar dust by microwave sintering and contour crafting, built by a large NASA spider robot. Unlike an earlier, more bulky concept using a mobile printing […]

Will anyone create a killer app for Google Glass?

Google’s Glass Foundary hackathon Google is creating high expectations that Google Glass will become a mass-market device, MIT Technology Reviewreports. A new company, Augmedix, is making a Google Glass app for doctors, not for their patients. Founder Ian Shakil says his company is already testing it with medical facilities using the Vuzix M100, another smart glasses gadget […]