Category: SCI/TECH

Jun 25, 2014

3D Printed Sugar Cubes are Here

3D Printed Sugar Cubes are Here

Earlier this year, 3D Systems introduced their ChefJet series of kitchen-ready 3D printers for edibles. The first two printers in the series are the monochrome, countertop ChefJet 3D printer (8x8x6″) and the full-color, larger format ChefJet Pro 3D printer (10x14x8″). Both are expected to be available in the second half of 2014. ChefJet printable…

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Jun 18, 2014

40 Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects

40 Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects

When people say, “we’ll fix it in post”, they’re referring to visual effects. While many people may use special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) interchangeably, there is a difference. It’s easiest to think of SFX as effects that happen ‘in-camera’ while the VFX magic happens in post-production, after the shoot. Below you will…

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Jun 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Ultimate Escort

Picture of the Day: The Ultimate Escort

THE ULTIMATE ESCORT Photograph by F-16 DEMO TEAM RNLAF Website | Facebook Last week two fighter jets escorted the Netherlands’ first commercial Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The country’s first Dreamliner was welcomed by two F-16’s from the Royal Netherlands Air Force Demo Team. The plane is owned and operated by Arkefly, the Dutch…

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Jun 11, 2014

17 Satellite Photos Around the World that Will Change Your Perspective

17 Satellite Photos Around the World that Will Change Your Perspective

The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. From this perspective, pattens in nature and human development emerge and you see the world in an entirely different light. Daily Overview is a new…

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Jun 2, 2014

Apple Prototypes from the 1980s

Apple Prototypes from the 1980s

Last October, frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger published Keep It Simple – The Early Design Years of Apple, an insider’s account of the origins of Apple’s iconic products and brand. ‘Keep it Simple’ is the authentic story of the collaboration between Steve Jobs and Hartmut Esslinger, which began in 1982. This process started with…

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May 19, 2014

This 3D Printed Flower Bouquet is Incredible

This 3D Printed Flower Bouquet is Incredible

“Mazzo di Fiori” is an incredible 3D printed flower bouquet by artist and inventor Joshua Harker. The 3D printed floral sculpture is made from 1,918,416 triangles and you can explore the complex 3D model here. For the last 18 months Harker has been developing a new 3D printing technology to usher in the next…

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May 7, 2014

This is What Sound Looks Like

This is What Sound Looks Like

Adam Cole is the science fanatic behind NPR’s popular science blog Skunk Bear. In a recent post, Cole wondered if he could use a technique known as Schlieren Flow Visualization to see sound. The answer was a resounding YES! And the video below shows the fascinating results. Also included: a diagram of how Schlieren…

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