The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year

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AT&T and Verizon announced this week they will start selling a holographic smartphone later this year. The Red Hydrogen One smartphone is the first phone from video equipment company Red. The Android phone’s killer feature is a “holographic display” that projects 3D images that can be viewed without special glasses. You will be able to… Read more »

Will 3D printed houses be the next big thing?

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According to the company Apis Cor, the body of this 409 square foot house was built in 24 hours by a 3D printer in Russia. And they are not the only company experimenting with 3D printed homes. Source: CNN Date: April 13th, 2017 Link to video: http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/03/24/3d-printed-houses. Discussion 1) 3D printing is changing everything.  How might you introduce… Read more »

Nasa and the amazing space printer

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Source: BBC Technology news Date: February 25th, 2016 Link (includes a video): http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35638096 Discussion 1) What might some differences or issues arising with a 3D printer being in space and not on earth 2) What materials can be printed by a 3D printer?

3D printing: Company will turn your head into chocolate lollipops

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A start-up company based in London is offering to print out chocolate lollipops modelled on customer’s heads. Source: BBC News Date: December 8th, 2015 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34963592 Discussion 1) It is noted in the video that you can already print in chocolate, but this company prints a mold, and then uses a mold to make the chocolate… Read more »

Consumer 3D printer used to create human tissue

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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, have adapted a low cost MakerBot 3D printer to print with biological materials. The team hope their work could one day lead to a world in which transplants are no longer necessary to repair damaged organs. Source: BBC News Date: October 27, 2015 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34505242 Discussion 1) The video talks… Read more »

President Obama gets first-ever 3D printed portrait

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The Smithsonian creates the first ever 3D printed portrait of a head of state. Source: CNN Date: December 11th, 2014 Link (to paste into browser): http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/politics/2014/12/03/obama-3d-head-wh-gov.cnn.html Discussion 1) Why is creating and printing a 3D portrait of the President of the United States a useful thing to do? 2) Consider ways in which you could… Read more »

How to print a house

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3D PRINTERS are not just being used to fabricate small plastic toys. Researchers are now experimenting with ways to use the technology to build full-scale buildings. Source: The Economist Date: November 7th, 2014 Link: http://econ.st/1mRPuYi Discussion 1) The pace of building with a 3D printer is painfully slow. Where might this technology actually be useful?… Read more »