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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3-D printing

Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3-D printing | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
It is already possible to produce food with a 3-D printer, potentially delivering products that suit consumer preferences regarding taste, texture, cost, convenience and nutrition. In the near future, it will be possible to produce food with personalized shapes, textures, flavors and colors considered attractive and healthy for children and the elderly, for example.
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We have been able to 3D print food for some time (chocolate, cookie dough, etc.), but these folks are taking some of the first steps to forming more complex shapes and compositions of ingestible items..
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Making Culture Report - Drexel University 

Making Culture Report - Drexel University  | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

"Making Culture is the product of a year-long investigation visiting 30 K-12 education makerspaces across 12 metropolitan regions map conducted through in-depth interviews with students, instructors, and leadership alongside observation and study of each space and its programs.

Among the ExCITe Center's recommendations made as a result of the report are:

*The culture of a makerspace has a direct impact on student learning. Rather than choosing equipment or specific projects, designers of new makerspaces should first consider the kind of learning culture they seek to create for their students.

 

*Makerspace participation can positively impact a broad range of students, including English Language Learners. But school leaders must be mindful to recruit inclusively, for both for instructors and students.

 

*Within school makerspaces, hosting unstructured open hours (outside of class time) encourages greater exploration, positive risk-taking, and collaboration for a wider range of students.

 

*Students frequently use skills learned in makerspaces to improve other aspects of the school and local community, such as student government activities, classroom maintenance, and sports facilities.  

The full report includes specific recommendations for those considering or planning an education makerspace and how to create a supportive culture from the outset."


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You'll soon be able to get a 3D printed model of your brain

You'll soon be able to get a 3D printed model of your brain | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
There are almost limitless possibilities when it comes to 3D printing. Design your own color-changing jewelry? Fine. Fabricate your own drugs? No problem
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Here's the Navy's first 3D printed submarine - YouTube

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The Ultimate 3D Printing Cheat Sheet - AstroPrint

The Ultimate 3D Printing Cheat Sheet - AstroPrint | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
 The most comprehensive list of 3D Printing resources you would ever need, all in one page -- curated just for you. Bookmark it for reference.
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The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

Should your driverless car value your life over a pedestrian's? Should your Fitbit activity be used against you in a court case? Should we allow drones to become the new paparazzi? Can one patent a human gene?

Scientists are already struggling with such dilemmas. As we enter the new machine age, we need a new set of codified morals to become the global norm. We should put as much emphasis on ethics as we put on fashionable terms like disruption.

This is starting to happen. Last year, America's Carnegie Mellon University announced a new centre studying the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence; under President Obama, the White House published a paper on the same topic; and tech giants including Facebook and Google have announced a partnership to draw up an ethical framework for AI. Both the risks and the opportunities are vast: Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other experts signed an open letter calling for efforts to ensure AI is beneficial to society:

"The potential benefits are huge, since everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools AI may provide, but the eradication of disease and poverty are not unfathomable. Because of the great potential of AI, it is important to research how to reap its benefits while avoiding potential pitfalls.


Via Trudy Raymakers, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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3D Printer

Become a fan on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/funnyordie The new office 3D printer is meant for business use only. See the original at
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The death of MakerBot is not the death of an industry

The death of MakerBot is not the death of an industry | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Following the progress of MakerBot, it is easy to be despondent about the whole desktop 3D printing industry. For a short time back in 2010, MakerBot was 3D printing. 

Anyone who wanted a desktop 3D printer could buy a MakerBot kit or build a RepRap. MakerBot was the market leader and almost synonymous with desktop 3D printing for many years. 

In April, MakerBot announced it would lay off its factory workers, outsourcing the manufacturing of all MakerBot printers to Jabil.
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A great example of where at tech company needed to grow up and get some real business acumen in place.  And instead, just failed to grow and continue to innovate.  

If you are going to start making substandard product, China will eat you for lunch.  They have mastered cheap manufacturing.
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Louisiana Tech team uses 3D printing | UAV Expert News

Louisiana Tech team uses 3D printing | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A team of mechanical engineering students from Louisiana Tech University used 3D printing and sustainable materials to create a custom UAV.
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Nasa and the amazing space printer - BBC News

Nasa and the amazing space printer - BBC News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A start-up funded by Nasa is about to launch a 3D printer into space - and its ambitions are huge.
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Old idea, but great to see the space station finally getting its 3D Printer.

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This year’s Oscar statues were cast from 3D-printed scans of the 1929 originals

This year’s Oscar statues were cast from 3D-printed scans of the 1929 originals | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Academy Awards worked with Polich Tallix to create the 2016 Oscar statuette, inspired by the original 1929 design thanks to 3D printing and modeling.
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Pretty interesting the level of design that goes into these apparently simple figures.

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3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Everyone agrees that it's important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those skills to young students.
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6 Best 3D Sculpting Software Tools (4 are Free)

6 Best 3D Sculpting Software Tools (4 are Free) | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

"There are many tools out there for making 3D models. One subcategory of such tools is 3D sculpting software, which is specialized for creating models by manipulating objects as if they are made of clay. This style of modeling — used to create sculptures, busts, animals, and fantasy characters, among other designs — has the ability to create more freeform shapes compared to parametric modeling — used to create bridges, mechanical assemblies, or buildings.

In a modern sense, the term “3D sculpting tool” typically implies additional tools for painting, texturing, and rendering the sculpted model. You’ll find that many of these extras come bundled together because they can be as important as the modeling itself.

Sculpting software is used across multiple industries, such as game design, character animation, film, engineering, and product design. In the following we list some of the most popular paid and free 3D sculpting software."


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20 Best 3D Printing Software Tools (All Are Free) | All3DP

20 Best 3D Printing Software Tools (All Are Free) | All3DP | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
his article is about finding the best 3D printing software for every stage of your workflow. Which 3D printing software is best for preparing 3D models to print? How about designing 3D models from scratch? What if you’re an absolute beginner?

Have no fear, we’ve answered all of these questions, together with information on proficiency levels and where they can be downloaded. And the best thing is that all of them are either totally or free for students, educators and open source projects.

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The Ultimate 3D Printing Dictionary – ZMorph – Medium

The Ultimate 3D Printing Dictionary – ZMorph  – Medium | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
From the beginners to expert level, in this 3D printing dictionary, we gathered all the terms you need to know. You can also help us expand it even further by leaving a comment. ABS Juice — It’s a…
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Slow Progress for 3D Printing Outside the Cabin

Slow Progress for 3D Printing Outside the Cabin | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
New Airline MRO-German aerospace division agreement looks to kickstart aviation's additive manufacturing adoption.
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Opinion: Solving Aircraft Overload With 3D Printing

Opinion: Solving Aircraft Overload With 3D Printing | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The aviation trade is facing a dilemma as passenger demand for flights goes through the roof while customers increasingly demand more for less from airlines.
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Very cool!  3D-Printing airplane bodies?!?
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Media Literacy Week - October 31 - November 4, 2016 | Makers and Creators

Media Literacy Week - October 31 - November 4, 2016 | Makers and Creators | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
"October 31 to November 4, 2016 is Media Literacy Week! This year’s theme is Makers & Creators and focuses on all the ways young Canadians can become more creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial by embracing media production, remixing, maker, and DIY culture and coding. Find more information at http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/, and follow along with #MedLitWeek!"

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3D-Printed Acoustic Holograms Could Move Objects in Midair

3D-Printed Acoustic Holograms Could Move Objects in Midair | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
3D-printed plastic blocks can now be turned into acoustic holograms that generate 3D shapes made of sound, which could function like sonic "tractor beams," according to a new study.
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I defeated a long-broken fridge and became a household hero through 3D printing

I defeated a long-broken fridge and became a household hero through 3D printing | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
As more local libraries get 3D printers, you too can become a design god for ~$3.
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This is a nice "point in time" piece on what the start of the 3D Printer revolution might mean.
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Scientists copy structure of cork to produce 3D blocks of graphene

Scientists copy structure of cork to produce 3D blocks of graphene | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
By copying the structure of cork, scientists have been able to produce three-dimensional blocks of graphene.
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Should we 3D print a new Palmyra?

Should we 3D print a new Palmyra? | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The destruction at the ancient city of Palmyra symbolises the suffering of the Syrian people at the hands of the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS). Pa
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This is an interesting idea.  It brings up notions of "real" vs "synthetic" and "eastern" vs. "western" notions of history, memory, and the point of relics and antiquarian objects.

See this story on NPR from this weekend as well: 
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Model’s 3D Printed Bionic Arm Becomes Designer Accessory at NYFW

Model’s 3D Printed Bionic Arm Becomes Designer Accessory at NYFW | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Limbitless Solutions has, up until now, been focused on 3D printing bionic arms for kids who, because they are constantly growing, benefit from a low-cost solution that can grow with them.  One kid in particular, named Alex Pring, became an Internet sensation last year when Limbitless and one very recognizable celebrity gifted the seven-year-old, born […]
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The complexity of these 3D Printed structures is growing greater by the month.

Antonella T Cammarota's comment, February 25, 2016 5:35 PM
Pretty awesome, if you ask me!