In the twenty-first century we are faced with a basic rule. When someone has their survival strategy based on knowledge of a single technology is doomed to failure. Nevertheless, if this strategy is based on constant updating and lifelong learning so it's easier to augur success. João Greno Brogueira, January 2012
ENGINEERING.com HYREL is 3D Printing Clay ENGINEERING.com hyrel, clay, 3d printer, New 3D printer manufacturer HYREL has developed an extruder capable of 3D printing clay. In the video below you'll see it printing a pyramid.
"In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together -- and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads."...
"In a jaw-dropping feat of engineering, electronics turn a person's thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.
The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it's completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.
Autodesk and the Architectural Review are running a questionnaire to architects and students concerning architectural education. This short survey only takes 10 minutes to complete (Is something broken in architectural education?
"Paul Ryckbost, one of several very talented people who have left the Oklahoma City Planning Department in the wake of engineers’ dominance over City Hall, has a great blog that sometimes tracks his ongoing renovation of a historic home he and family have moved into in Lincoln Terrace. At other times he delves into the very questions and issues that makes one wish he was still at the city’s planning department (don’t worry, all the engineers are still at their desks overseeing everything from the MAPS 3 projects downtown, Project 180 and design of the new boulevard)."...
The Guardian MakerBot 3D printing factory opens in New York The Guardian At a nondescript factory nestled in an industrial Brooklyn waterfront, dozens of tech reporters, industry insiders and 3D printing enthusiasts last Friday filed in to attend...
Even the smalles deviations are detected: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have created the 'Wheelinspector', an in-line compatible system for 100 percent inspection of vehicle wheels without contact.
Singularity Hub ' Anti - Gravity ' 3D Printer Uses Strands to Sculpt Shapes on Any Surface Singularity Hub 3D printers build objects by cross-section, one layer at a time from the ground up—gravity is a limiting factor.