Wall-Crawling Robots Could Weave A Room For You

Last May, researchers at ICD Stuttgart revealed the Elytra Filament Pavilion—a vast, carbon fiber structure woven with the industrial arm of a modified Kuka robot. Now, in a thesis project led by Maria Yablonina, the same lab has managed to shrink the scale, from massive industrial-line robots, to a pair of drones that can crawl up your wall to weave smaller structures like tag-teaming spiders spinning silk.

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MIT creates a video you can reach out and touch

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Strictly speaking, video isn’t an interactive medium, but a new research project from MIT aims to change that: The school’s CSAIL lab has come up with a technique through which viewers can reach out and “touch” objects in videos, manipulating them directly to achieve effects similar to what you’d expect if you were actually touching the object live in the real world.

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The biggest Product Design trends set for 2016

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Winners of Inc.’s Iconic Design Awards come from all varieties of categories this year, including toys, sportswear, environment-saving home goods, and more. However they all share one key quality: they nail what customers want now.

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Groundfridge prefab root cellar will take you back to your roots

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Before there were electric fridges, many people had root cellars. Those were essentially underground rooms with stable cool temperatures year round. You can now buy a Groundfridge from Weltevree, the company co-founded by designer Floris Schoonderbeek, famous for the Dutch Tub.

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Organic Burial Pods Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

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The very thought of death puzzles, touches and disturbs us all. One thing we do know for sure is that not one of us will escape death, and so you might as well know how you want to be buried.

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Experience the creativity of music with Stringless Art and Technology

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Stringless Art and Technology are divergent innovations for musical study that optimize learning and enhance creativity in the brain.

Stringless Art and Technology is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at Stringless Art and Technology and many other amazing inventions.

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A 3D printer that uses glass for ink

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A group of MIT scientists have recently 3D printed some spectacular glass creations.The glass sculptures were created by a group called Mediated Matter, led by Neri Oxman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The color and transparency of the glass can be altered, as well as other properties such as how the glass reflects and refracts light.

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Sneak Peek: George Lucas’ Future Museum

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Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s future: The new George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a low-slung knoll inside a landscape of towering Lego, an Egyptian pyramid reimagined for the year 2020.

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Markthal Rotterdam – a spectacular 36,000 sq ft architectural masterpiece

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Markthal Rotterdam

The Markthal Rotterdam is an enormous new market hall that has opened its doors in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and it’s turning quite a few heads. The market hall is a curiously elongated horseshoe of a building, has a 36,000 square foot mural covering its rounded ceiling. (Photos)

 

 

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CultLab3D scanner digitally immortalizes invaluable artifacts in 5 minutes

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CultLab3D Scanner

The Smithsonian opened a virtual museum last year. The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer allows users to take a virtual tour of (and even 3D print) high-definition digital models of artifacts like Lincoln’s life mask or the Wright Brother’s plane. (Video)

 

 

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