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SpaceX are readied up to take the first 3D printer into space. The printer has been designed and built by Made in Space, a company a group of 3-D design software engineers, astronauts and tech entrepreneurs working in the research park at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Northern California. [Image Courtesy of MadeInSpace] NASA hope it will allow astronauts to be able to print replacement parts and even tools for use in long-distance missions in what is bringing the sci-fi replicator tech from Star Trek to life. “We could go from having a part designed on the ground to printed in […]
U.S. based company, Darkside Scientific, have developed a new interesting way to paint with light. Their patended and trademarked LumiLor is a technology that lets you add a glow in the dark effect to complex surfaces that lights up when a current is applied. This means there is no fade and it can be controlled to flash, strobe or produce patterns. [Image Courteys of Darkside Scientific] The Ohio based company has developed the electroluminescent coating over the past few years but unfortunately you can’t just buy it off the shelf as applying the paint requires some training in order to […]
More details are surfacing on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge lately with critics from the likes of Tech Radar and CNET getting the chance for a hands-on review. Before getting into the standard details and comparisons of mobiles thesedays one new feature does give this device an edge – its curved 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The screen curves away like an infinity pool at the right hand side of the device and offers a place to display notifications, shortcuts and other apps and widgets, all while not having to leave your current app or page. Currently the strip can offer such things […]
‘Boris’ the robot was shown off at the British Science Festival today as an one of the first robots to be able to work out how to pick up unfamiliar objects in a human like fashion. Previously, robots could only pick up objects of a fixed size in a fixed location, however, Boris can intelligently work out how to pick up objects it has never been put in front of before. The robot took 5 years and £350,000 to develop. Leader of the project Professor Jeremy Wyatt from the Birmingham University explained why learning how to load a dishwasher was its […]
The European Space Agency’s spacecraft, Rosetta, has captured the most out of this world selfie, snapping itself with the comet it’s currently orbitting known as Comet 67P/C-G. It was taken by the camera on the landing craft, Philae, and offers a stunning perspective on the craft which travelled over 6 billion kilometres to get there. The black-and-white photograph shows one of Rosetta’s solar wings with the comet about 50 km in the background. It was taken by the camera attached to Philae and has been titled CIVA (Comet Infrared and Visible Analyzer). “Two images with different exposure times were combined to bring out […]
A team of solar power scientists in Australia known as the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium are closing in on finally commercialising a cheap and quick way of printing solar panels onto plastic. The team is made up of experts from the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University, and they have all been working on the project together for seven years. [Image Courtesy of CSIRO] CSIRO’s senior research scientist Dr Fiona Scholes said the technology was ready for the commercialisation stage and could be used to power “laptops to rooftops“. As the solar panels are printed onto plastic it means they have […]