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Tag: Prototype

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style
Microsoft Research’s Shahram Izadi and Philip Torr of the University of Oxford have come up with an intuitive way of teaching computers the names of objects while simultaneously creating 3D models of said objects. Their SemanticPaint…
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Sony Nintendo PlayStation Prototype: History Awaits

Sony Nintendo PlayStation Prototype: History Awaits
In 1988, Nintendo hired Sony to make a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Famicom to compete with the Sega Mega CD. But Sony also made a standalone version of this “Super Disc” add-on – a console…
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DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful…
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Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real
With 2015 halfway over, it seemed like we’d fail to meet Back to the Future‘s prophecy of a hoverboard. The hero of destiny, Mattel, has practically given up. And then Lexus brought this thing out. Now…
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Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves

Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves
Your Wi-Fi router already brings you Netflix and cat pictures, but someday it might become even more important to your life. A group of researchers from the University of Washington were able to send energy from…
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Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure
Bo Hacking’s Morphonauts are action figures for budding toy modders. They’re a series of action figures with components that attach to each other via magnets. For instance, you can get parts from these three Morphonauts… …to…
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Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress

Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress
We’ve seen 3D printed clothing before, but it’s usually not made of fabric or if it is, it’s basically made through a hybrid of CAD and knitting. The Electroloom could be the first 3D printer that…
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Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur

Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur
Hydrographics or water transfer printing lets you apply graphics to objects in one pass. It gives a uniform finish and can be used even with large objects. And watching it is a great timewaster. But it’s…
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Tiny Robots with Sticky Feet Drag Heavy Loads: Atlas Tugged

Tiny Robots with Sticky Feet Drag Heavy Loads: Atlas Tugged
A few years ago we saw a prototype for a robot with gecko-like pads, allowing it to stick to and move on uneven and vertical surfaces. A group of Stanford students made two robots with the…
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Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb
Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.…
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Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers…
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Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going
Consumer technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade alone. But we all know that the same can’t be said of rechargeable batteries. That’s why scientists from Stanford University and their Chinese and…
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Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the…
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Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball

Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball
After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, designer Chris Robinson and his friends bounced around ideas for ways to survive such a disaster. One of their ideas was for a spherical escape vessel. After doing a bit…
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LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas

LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas
Big time professional LEGO builder Nathan Sawaya built the LEGO Oscar trophies that were given away to a handful of celebrities at the 2015 Academy Awards. Nathan believes that sharing is awesome, so he submitted his…
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PleyWorld Crowdsources Ideas for LEGO sets: Pleygiarism

PleyWorld Crowdsources Ideas for LEGO sets: Pleygiarism
Is your awesome idea for a LEGO set rotting on LEGO Ideas? Check out PleyWorld. Launched by the LEGO rental company Pley, PleyWorld is a more liberal though unofficial version of LEGO Ideas. Once your concept…
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