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World's First 3D Printed Office

Three-D printed structures like homes or apartment buildings are not a surprise to most people. After all, various ambitious projects including structures constructions are underway. Most of the buildings only apply 3D printings for the exterior walls as a way of replacing concrete blocks usage or ...

Sense & Avoid Drones Emerging Technology for 2015

In simple terms, a drone is a radio controlled aircraft or ship. Drones can operate autonomously, without human control. Drones are also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). A UAV may be as small as a man’s wallet or as large as a full size ... ...

'Echoviren' - The Biodegradable Home Of The Future

The world’s very first full-size architectural structure has been created using seven basic 3D desktop printers. It took 10,800 hours and two whole months to complete the 10’ x 10’ x 8’ pavilion and four days for on-site assembly using the snap-together components.The &lsquo ... ...

Turbo Roundabouts: Safety Through Design

Turbo roundabouts are becoming more popular as their efficiency compared to multi-lane roundabouts become more popular. Essentially, turbo roundabouts are defined as multilane oval intersections where three or four roads enter. The center island may or may not be traversable as well as spiral traff ...

New Color Shifting Material May Save Lives by Detecting Defects

Engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have designed a material that changes colors similar to the skin of a chameleon. The change in colors occurs when the material is bent or flexed. Silicon film is engraved with microscopic color design that will reflect a selected range of colo ...

America, be on the Lookout for hitchBOT

Picking up hitchhikers isn’t safe nowadays. However, there is one hitchhiker that’s too adorable to pass by. The cute, little hitchhiking humanoid robot is from Canada and wants to hitchhike his way across America. David Harris Smith, a professor of communication at McMaster University, ... ...

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World's First 3D Printed Office

Three-D printed structures like homes or apartment buildings are not a surprise to most people. After all, various ambitious projects including structures constructions are underway. Most of the buildings only apply 3D printings for the exterior walls as a way of replacing concrete blocks usage or ...

America, be on the Lookout for hitchBOT

Picking up hitchhikers isn’t safe nowadays. However, there is one hitchhiker that’s too adorable to pass by. The cute, little hitchhiking humanoid robot is from Canada and wants to hitchhike his way across America. David Harris Smith, a professor of communication at McMaster University, ... ...

Sense & Avoid Drones Emerging Technology for 2015

In simple terms, a drone is a radio controlled aircraft or ship. Drones can operate autonomously, without human control. Drones are also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). A UAV may be as small as a man’s wallet or as large as a full size ... ...

3D Printed Buildings – Principles of the 3D Future

Three-D printing is big with many engineers printing whole action figures and even armor suits – but what about buildings?A Chinese firm proudly presents a marvel in engineering – the first 3D printed building measuring five stories in size. Completely livable and quite possibly the ans ... ...

New Color Shifting Material May Save Lives by Detecting Defects

Engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have designed a material that changes colors similar to the skin of a chameleon. The change in colors occurs when the material is bent or flexed. Silicon film is engraved with microscopic color design that will reflect a selected range of colo ...

Better Infrastructure Promotes Better Safety

Roads are things we all use every day and yet, we take for granted most of the times. We sometimes forget that roads need to be maintained, upgraded and monitored or they become a danger to the people using them. Road infrastructure is a crucial element for road safety. It requires detailed plannin ...

Turbo Roundabouts: Safety Through Design

Turbo roundabouts are becoming more popular as their efficiency compared to multi-lane roundabouts become more popular. Essentially, turbo roundabouts are defined as multilane oval intersections where three or four roads enter. The center island may or may not be traversable as well as spiral traff ...