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Emerging-Technologies

The Zortrax Apoller safely smooths 3D prints

By | 3d printing, Design, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, industrial design, microwave, TC, zortrax

The Zortrax Apoller is a Smart Vapor Smoothing device that uses solvents to smooth the surface of 3D-printed objects. The resulting products look like they are injection molded and all of the little lines associated with FDM printing will disappear. The system uses a microwave-like chamber that can hold multiple parts at once. The chamber […]

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Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns

By | 3d printing, Buffalo, Design, Emerging-Technologies, Fingerprint, Gadgets, industrial design, Makerbot, printer, printing, TC, Technology

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and pinpoint exactly which machine produced the parts. “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it’s also a […]

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French designers build a 3D-printed metal watch

By | 3d printing, Emerging-Technologies, France, Gadgets, industrial design, laser, learning, manufacturing, paris, Stainless Steel, TC

French watchmaker Unitam and 3D printing company Stainless teamed up to build a unique 3D printed watch, essentially the first of its kind. The team created the watch case using laser sintering to melt stainless steel 316L powder on a Renishaw AM250 printer. The watch, which uses French-made hands and a Miyota movement, isn’t completely […]

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D-Wave offers the first public access to a quantum computer

By | api, computing, D-Wave Systems, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, Python, quantum computing, Quantum Mechanics, Startups, TC, vancouver

Outside the crop of construction cranes that now dot Vancouver’s bright, downtown greenways, in a suburban business park that reminds you more of dentists and tax preparers, is a small office building belonging to D-Wave. This office — squat, angular and sun-dappled one recent cool Autumn morning — is unique in that it contains an […]

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3DHubs, once a community 3D printing service, is now sourcing all 3D prints internally

By | 3d hubs, 3D modeling, 3d printing, Economy, editor, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, industrial design, metal, printer, printing, Startups, TC, Technology

3D Hubs, like MakeXYZ, was a community-based 3D printing service that let anyone with a printer sell their prints online. Founded in the heyday of the 3D printing revolution, the service let thousands of makers gather a little cash for making and mailing prints on their home 3D printers. Now, however, the company has moved […]

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Analysis backs claim drones were used to attack Venezuela’s president

By | DJI, DJI Matrice 600, drone, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, satellite imagery, Venezuela

Analysis of open source information carried out by the investigative website Bellingcat suggests drones that had been repurposed as flying bombs were indeed used in an attack on the president of Venezuela at the weekend. The Venezuelan government claimed three days ago that an attempt had been made to assassination president Maduro using two drones loaded with […]

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Drone development should focus on social good first, says UK report

By | delivery drone, drone, electronics, Emergency services, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Gadgets, Government, Health, London, NESTA, NHS, Robotics, TC, Transportation, UK government, United Kingdom, unmanned aerial vehicles

A UK government backed drone innovation project that’s exploring how unmanned aerial vehicles could benefit cities — including for use-cases such as medical delivery, traffic incident response, fire response and construction and regeneration — has reported early learnings from the first phase of the project. Five city regions are being used as drone test-beds as […]

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Airobotics makes autonomous drones in a box

By | Aircraft, aviation, drone, Emerging-Technologies, Flirtey, Gadgets, Startups, surveillance, TC, unmanned aerial vehicles

Not far from Tel Aviv a drone flies low over a gritty landscape of warehouses and broken pavement. It slowly approaches its home — a refrigerator-sized box inside a mesh fence, and hovers, preparing to dock. It descends like some giant bug, whining all the way, and disappears into its base where it will be […]

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Nest’s video doorbell is now shipping

By | Amazon, doorbell, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, Home Automation, Internet of Things, Nest Labs, ring, smart doorbell, Speaker, Technology, thermostat, yale

Back in September of last year, Nest announced its first smart doorbell. When it would actually ship, however, was left sort of up in the air; all the company said at the time was to expect it sometime in Q1 of 2018. Turns out, that means today. The Nest doorbell — or the Nest Hello, […]

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