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iPhone 5 owners report scuffs and scratches out of the box

MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

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Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller structures become a possibility, a tiny driving mechanism can offer usable thrust. To serve this next-gen tech, MIT saw a need to develop "microthrusters," which are each the size of a penny and can be...
MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

DARPA flaunts HD heat vision camera small enough to carry into battle

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Thermal imaging cameras are highly useful tools for military and law enforcement types, letting them see humans inside buildings or land a helicopter in the fog. High definition models are too heavy for servicemen to tote, however, so DARPA and a private partner have built a 1,280 x 720...
DARPA flaunts HD heat vision camera small enough to carry into battle
Improved production for iPhone 5′s thinner display may boost Q4 sales to 46.5 million

MakerBot unveils Replicator 2, 2X and launches retail store, we go eyes-on

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The Replicator may have just been pushed off this writer's Christmas list. (Note to self: send updated letter to Santa.) But, this isn't a loss for MakerBot Industries, because it's being replaced by the Replicator 2, the newest model of 3D printer from the company. This is a big...
MakerBot unveils Replicator 2, 2X and launches retail store, we go eyes-on

In-cell touchscreen production improving for iPhone 5

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Productions yields of in-cell touchscreens for the iPhone 5 are improving, and imposing less of a burden on manufacturing the phone, according to Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, citing supply chain checks. The screens have regularly been blamed for Apple's inability to keep up with demand. Now, however, the main...
In-cell touchscreen production improving for iPhone 5

3D Systems' CubeX 3D printer does three color prints 'as big as a basketball'

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3D Systems isn't stopping with the release of one 3D printer at this year's CES. Nope, the company's launching a new, high-end model on our very stage. It's calling the CubeX "the ultimate desktop 3D printer," featuring a build platform that can handle prints up to 1,030 cubic inches...
3D Systems' CubeX 3D printer does three color prints 'as big as a basketball'

iRobot flaunts the Mirra 530 pool cleaning robot, sends the Looj 330 abroad

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Geeks may not turn as many heads as the shirtless pool-boy as they waft around the grounds, but, thanks to technology, we're finally able to wreak some revenge. The folks over at iRobot have cooked up the Mirra 530, a pool cleaning 'bot that'll sit above the Verro 500...
iRobot flaunts the Mirra 530 pool cleaning robot, sends the Looj 330 abroad
These iPhone 5 Blueprints Show The Remarkable Precision With Which The Device Is Built

Scientists create fully-functioning, 3D invisibility cloak

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – European researchers have taken the world a step closer to fictional wizard Harry Potter's invisibility cape after they made an object disappear using a three-dimensional "cloak," a study published Thursday in the US-based journal Science showed.Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and Imperial College London...
Scientists create fully-functioning, 3D invisibility cloak

Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

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Water and fat -- those are the two primary building blocks Oxford University researchers have used to 3D print the droplet you see above. Sounds unremarkable until you consider its intended application as a human tissue replacement. By stringing together thousands of these so-called droplets (which measure about 50...
Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

Meet The Future Of 3D Printing

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3D printing is a process by which a machine shapes plastic into an object by laying down plastic one layer at a time. The potential here is huge - any object you can design using computer software can come to life in the real world as a physical object. A...
Meet The Future Of 3D Printing

Intracranial nanowires: The basis of implanted brain-computer interfaces

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A knockout punch rotates the head so quickly that the brain, inside its cushioned fluid sanctum cannot keep up. The brain is compressed against the skull, shears away small blood vessels, and the boxer’s world collapses around him. The promise of brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, depends upon intracranial electrodes which...
Intracranial nanowires: The basis of implanted brain-computer interfaces

Corning announces slim, flexible ‘Willow Glass’ [Video]

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Corning Inc., the manufacturer behind Gorilla Glass, Gorilla Glass 2, and other display products, just announced a new ultra-slim, flexible glass called “Willow Glass“. The Corning, N.Y.-based Company unveiled its new technology at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week tradeshow in Boston this morning. The highlight is its ability to ”wrap” around...
Corning announces slim, flexible ‘Willow Glass’ [Video]

The iPhone 5's Aluminium DOES Scratch Too Easily, And That's Why Supply Has Limited Sales (AAPL)

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Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 supply shortfall is being exacerbated by a quality-control crackdown at Foxconn Technology Group that's designed to cut the number of devices shipped with nicks and scratches, according to a person familiar with the matter. The scrapes, which sparked complaints with the iPhone's...
The iPhone 5's Aluminium DOES Scratch Too Easily, And That's Why Supply Has Limited Sales (AAPL)

European researchers close in on invisibility cloak

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European researchers have taken the world a step closer to fictional wizard Harry Potter's invisibility cape after they made an object disappear using a three-dimensional "cloak", a study published Thursday in the US-based journal Science showed.Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and Imperial College London used the cloak,...
European researchers close in on invisibility cloak

Pirate3D Buccaneer Hits $100K Goal In 10 Minutes

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The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer hit its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in just 10 minutes after launch. At time of writing, it’s been roughly 15 hours since the campaign was started, and it’s already hit $282,356. The 3D printer from the Singapore-based startup is pitched as a beginner’s foray into 3D printing,...
Pirate3D Buccaneer Hits $100K Goal In 10 Minutes

Displair gives you a touchscreen out of thin air

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LAS VEGAS--You can build more than you might expect with just a little bit of air flow and two microns of water. Like a virtual touchscreen display that appears out of nowhere. That's what Displair can boast anyway, with one of the more eye-catching demos I saw at CES...
Displair gives you a touchscreen out of thin air

Aptina demonstrates 1-inch 10MP sensor to manufacturers

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Aptina Imaging is preparing to supply 1-inch image sensors to manufacturers. The AR1011HS digital camera image sensor has a resolution of 10 megapixels, a pixel pitch of 3.4 microns, and can record broadcast quality quad HD video, which makes the sensor potentially attractive to Tier-1 OEMs for bridge and mirrorless...
Aptina demonstrates 1-inch 10MP sensor to manufacturers

Nokia to bring 41-megapixel 'Pureview' sensor system to Lumia range

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The oversampling system brought to Nokia's last Symbian phone during 2012 will be coming to its Windows Phone Lumia range soon, the Guardian has learnedNokia is finally bringing its "revolutionary" 41-megapixel Pureview sensor to its Lumia range of Windows Phone handsets, according to sources close to the Finnish handset maker....
Nokia to bring 41-megapixel 'Pureview' sensor system to Lumia range

The brain science behind the iPad 3’s “Retina” display

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Look at this letter: “O”. Closely. Does it look like a perfect curve? A little jagged? A little bit scraggly around the edges?  You might as well enjoy these boxy jig jags while you can because the rumors are true: Apple’s about to unveil its iPad 3 “Retina” display and...
The brain science behind the iPad 3’s “Retina” display

FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day

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A $2,300 3D printer isn't really anything special anymore. We've seen them as cheap as $350 in fact. But all those affordable units are of the extrusion variety -- meaning they lay out molten plastic in layers. The FORM 1 opts for a method called stereolithography that blasts liquid...
FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day
'Sunjammer,' the largest solar sail to date, will set out for space in 2014

New water-resistant coating protects your phone, the planet (video)

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Water, the life-long foe of all things electrical. Protecting our digital finery from its evil infiltration is a task many have undertaken, and the latest battalion to join the foray is Daikin Industries. The chemical company is developing a water-resistant coating that could save many devices from a watery...
New water-resistant coating protects your phone, the planet (video)
Scuffgate: Will Apple have to recall the iPhone 5?

★ The iPhone 5

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The iPhone 5 is really nice. It feels great, looks great, has the best display I’ve seen at any size, runs noticeably faster, networks noticeably faster, is way thinner and lighter than any of its predecessors, takes better photos, and, in my six days of testing, gets totally decent iPhone-4S-level...
★ The iPhone 5

Eyes-on with 3D System's CubeX and next-generation Cube

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3D Systems isn't exactly new to the consumer 3D printing space, but its history lies in professional additive manufacturing. Its machines have found homes around the globe in high profile businesses like Boeing. That hasn't stopped the company from rolling out a pair of impressive home options at CES....
Eyes-on with 3D System's CubeX and next-generation Cube

CubeX 3D printer creates massive objects in three colors

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3D printers, like most devices, are under constant pressure to become bigger, faster, and more powerful. Fortunately, with its latest pair of 3D printers, 3D Systems is answering that call. First, there’s the CubeX, a high-end printer capable of printing objects with a maximum volume of 1,070 inches — over double the capacity...
CubeX 3D printer creates massive objects in three colors
Quick Review: Verizon’s Droid Incredible…isn’t

New Willow Glass is rollable and paper-thin

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Corning's new thin and bendy Willow Glass Corning's latest display glass technology, Willow Glass, launched Monday at a trade show in Boston. Willow Glass is glass spun extremely thin and flexible enough to roll into two-inch radius tubes, thanks to a manufacturing process similar to that used to make...
New Willow Glass is rollable and paper-thin
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