CultLab3D scanner digitally immortalizes invaluable artifacts in 5 minutes

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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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History of the Flying Car – Part Three: The Waterman Aerobile

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The Waterman Aerobile on display at the Smithsonian.

In 1934, the Bureau of Air Commerce recognized the Waterman Arrowplane as one of two award-winning designs for its flivver (light, easy-to-fly, affordable) aircraft competition. The Waterman Aerobile #6 is the improved version of the design. The Arrowplane was initially designed in response to U. S. Bureau of Air Commerce Chief Eugene Vidal’s initiative AB-205 for “everyman’s safe, low-cost, airplane.” The target price of $700 for a flivver aircraft was widely ridiculed as too low, even at depression prices, because of practical engine and manufacturing costs, but Vidal found significant general interest in the concept.  (Pics)

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Neil Armstrong’s Famous Lost Word

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When Neil Armstrong first spoke from the moon, he said one thing and people on Earth heard another. What the world heard was grammatically flubbed: “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong insists he said: “That’s one small step for ‘a’ man.” It’s just that people just didn’t hear it.

 

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$10M Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

$10 Million Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

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Organizers of the X Prize, who have set up contests for space travel, DNA research and super-efficient cars, said on Tuesday they are offering $10 million to the winner of a contest to transform the health of people in a small U.S. community.

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