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.
Garmin has today announced a new version of their ultra small StreetPilot GPS navigators. The New i5, which is an upgrade from the i2 and i3, doesn’t have many differences than its predecessors except for the fact that it has North American maps pre-loaded. The i5 is a WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS with a […]
It’s not the first time bugs are being heroes. In 2005, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency supported scientists in using honeybees in bomb detecting devices. Last year, DARPA-backed researchers at Agiltron Corporation began implanting larvae with micromechanical chemical sensors.