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Ann Johnston

Ann Johnston

About Ann Johnston

Ann enjoys writing, reading, gardening, fishing and the great outdoors. Her job has allowed her to travel and live in different countries. She enjoys studying and learning about different cultures.

Ann Johnston

Latest Posts

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, ...

Futuristic Jetpacks are Here!

Martin Aircraft Co in New Zealand was originally established as a research and development company. However, this year at the International Paris Air Show the company introduced their new Martin Jetpack. The new jetpack is a fan-propelled personal flying machine that will be available next year. Bu ...

The US Army's Newest Project: Hoverbikes

The Department of Defense has recently signed a contract with Malloy Aeronautics, a London-based company, to develop hoverbikes for the US Army. Over the last few years, Malloy Aeronautics has been developing a prototype hoverbike. Recently Malloy used Kickstarter to raise funds to continue with th ...

DragonFlex 3D Printed Medical Instrument

Today, 3D printers are used by many manufacturers in their product development stage. However, the actual product is not produced on the 3D printer. But, many industries and tool manufactures that have had to remake a tool or change the design are starting to see the benefits of 3D printers. Many c ...

Acer’s New Laptops has Intel RealSense 3D Scanning Cameras

In the past few years manufacturers have released new products that will bridge the gap between a 3D printer and computer. Besides Microsoft Kinect and HP’s Sprout, we haven’t seen any functionalities built-in hardware or software tools by any major manufacturers until this week. At the ...

Bioprinting Human Organs Using BioP3 Technology

Organ transplant patients now have a new hope of receiving an organ through a new technology that can manufacture and print whole organs. The new technology is still in the prototype phase, but the developers of BioP3 have just received a grant from the National Science Foundation that will take th ...

3D Printed Bionic Arm Changes Madelyn Rebsamen's Life

Life for 7-year-old Madelyn Rebsamen from Lynchburg, Virginia changed over the Thanksgiving holiday. Madelyn received a special gift of a bionic, custom-made 3D printed arm. She was born missing a large portion of her left arm. The new 3D printed bionic arm will now allow her to play on the monkey ...

General Motors Prints Functional Miniature Jet Engine

Very few companies in the manufacturing sector have embraced the use of industrial strength 3D printers for manufacturing technology. The large manufacturing companies are drawn towards 3D printers for the unprecedented customization and the unique prototyping abilities they have. However, in the p ...

3D Printed Splint Aids Healing

3D printing has some extraordinary new and revolutionary medical potential that has helped to save people’s lives. But, not all printed technology in the medical field needs to be revolutionary to make people’s lives easier. 3D MedScan, a Pueblo, Colorado based company, has developed a ...