A plastic sculpture shaped like a jagged donut now holds the title of first piece of art to be made in space. As abstract as it looks, the piece is a 3D waveform of a human laugh, captured through a project by Israeli contemporary artist, Eyal Gever.
To avoid accidents, self-driving cars and drones need to be able to quickly take in their surroundings even in extreme road conditions and bad weather, but conventional optical cameras aren’t quite up to the job.
3D-printing has been used to great effect in the development of custom prosthetic aids for disabled humans and animals , patient-tailored medical devices and replacement body parts . Now, biomedical engineer Eliza Wrobel has used additive manufacturing to make the humble walker even more useful for those suffering from limb disabilities who want to stay active. .
Mt Stromboli, off the north coast of Sicily, has been erupting almost continuously for more than 2,000 years, but that’s a sneeze compared to the ancient volcanic activity of Mars. According to new geological surveys made possible by studying Martian meteorites, at some point in the past, a volcano on the Red Planet may have erupted non-stop for more than 2 billion years. ..
For most of us, airplanes are simply a means to an end. But to some people – like Manolo Chrétien – planes are much more than giant metal tubes full of smelly passengers and cramped seats. The French photographer’s new “Nose Art” exhibition is designed to give people a head-on look at a wide range of aircraft, from hulking warplanes to the ill-fated Concorde.
Touring kayaks may offer a fantastic means of exploring your local waterways, although owners generally require things like a roof rack on their car, a large storage area, and a willingness to lug the boat around when on land – the things also aren’t cheap. That’s why Canadian outdoors enthusiast Inna Morgan invented the Justin Case kayak
The European Space Agency’s artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has released the conceptual design for a vast lunar temple. The 50 m (164 ft) tall dome-shaped temple would be a place of contemplation for future moon-dwellers
Robotic arms are moving out of large-scale factories and into homes or small businesses, and are increasingly used to help disabled people feed themselves and perform other tasks . Price is a problem though, so outside of some very specific use cases, they generally aren’t worth it for interested tinkerers. But now, Ufactory has unveiled new versions of its consumer-level robot arms, the uArm Swift and Swift Pro, that are aimed at being cheap enough to splash out on, even if all you ever program it to do is stir your coffee for you
Although there are countless benefits to making cars light, the process can be seriously expensive. Formula One cars are the lightest, fastest, most advanced pieces of engineering in the motoring world, with prices stretching well into seven (okay, eight or nine) figures.