3D printers are getting better and better. They tend to use materials like resin or ABS plastic, but what if the printers used two widely available resources in the desert, like sun and sand? Markus Kayser, a MA student at the Royal College of Art, has done just that. The “Solar-Sinter” is powered by the sun via two photovoltaic panels, and it focuses the sun’s rays to heat sand to its melting point so that it solidifies as glass when it cools. Then the fully automated device creates a glass object from a 3D computer design.
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In the market for a lappy? While other manufacturers may try to capture your attention with a more powerful processor, biometric security, or a flashy-looking shell, Everex is taking a different approach. They’re claiming that the StepNote NC1500 is the “world’s most energy efficient” notebook, needing only a 3-cell lithium-ion battery to power the little […]
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