Core77
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You wouldn't suspect a comedian and former talk show host would be an early adopter of 3D printing. But regular viewers of " Jay Leno's Garage " know that for years, Leno has been using a 3D printer to help keep his collection of 286 rare vehicles up and running. While he can buy over-the-shelf parts for his McLaren P1 and Audi R8 Spyder, replacement items for his for his 1963 Chrysler Turbine concept car or one of his 1930s Duesenbergs are impossible to come by. That's why Leno has had engineer and former jet engine technician Bernard Juchli, his shop manager, scan old parts in need of replacement, 3D print them on-site in plastic, then send the plastic part to a foundry. The plastic is sacrificed to make a mold, and the replacement part is then cast. Recently Leno has learned of a more efficient method. Here he brings in Bry Ewan, a rep from Stratasys' Direct Manufacturing offshoot (think Kinko's for all things digital fabrication) to explain how their Direct Metal Laser Sintering process is right up Leno and Juchli's alley.
Techradar
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Weve already seen IKEA successfully use VR as a platform for kitchen decoration planning. Now Samsung is expanding on that with VuildUs, a program that will enable users to see what a new piece of furniture would look like to scale in their home before they buy, negating the need to measure every part of your home before redecorating. VuildUs uses a 360-degree depth camera and a mobile app for VR headsets. Users scan their home using the camera and transfer the data to the mobile app where its used to build a VR version of their home. This will allow the user to pop on their VR headset and enter a virtual version of their home where theyll be able to view items of furniture in 3D, and even buy immediately if theyre happy with it. TraVRer is a 360-degree video platform thats intended to give users a peek at a prospective holiday before they go, or even after they come home if theyd like to reminisce.
Hackaday
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Currently the software is being actively developed and the latest version has, among other things, a slit-scan mode. For those who don't know, slit-scan photography is a technique that can create some crazy warped and psychedelic effects (in this case, as psychedelic as a black and white photo can be). We know you want one for yourself. If you don't want to spend the time installing and configuring your RPi Zero, [Muth] kindly shared an SD card image with everything ready. It's not the first camera of this kind we covered here, we covered at least two in the past , but this one sure looks nice! [via Embedded Lab ] Filed under: Raspberry Pi
Ruptly TV
7 days
Restoration artists in Rome restored two sculptures from a museum in the Syrian town of Palmyra after they were damaged by militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), at the Italian Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Thursday. Francesco Rutelli, former Mayor of Rome (English): "I think the importance initially is that we do not accept that the last word is given to terrorists. If they want to destroy there will always be somebody able to rebuild. There can be rebirth for cultural heritage." Antonio Laccarino Idelson, restoration artist (English): "What we did was reconstruction for the fragments which were glued back to their original position. And then with a 3D scan of the whole head we were able to divide the head into two symmetric part, and then with a mathematical operation we were able to mirror the existing part on the missing part, so that basically we were able to extract the shape of the Lacuna and print it in plastic.
Daily Mail - Home
7 days
Carina Marshall, 22, from Bridgend, Wales was devastated when she miscarried her baby but a scan later revealed she was still carrying a healthy twin, and later that day her partner proposed.
Hackaday
7 days
We've seen a lot of interest in LSM (LASER Scanning Microscopes) lately. [Stoppi71] uses an Arduino, a CD drive, andof all thingstwo speakers in his build . The speakers are used to move the sample by very small amounts. The speakers create motion in the X and Y axis depending on the voltage fed to them via a digital analog converter. [Stoppi71] claims this technique can produce motion in the micron range. His results seem to prove that out. You can see a video about the device, below. Oddly enough, [Stoppi71] found that older CD drives were easier to work with because they were not as miniaturized as more modern versions. The device uses the Arduino to drive the scanning table (the speakers), and read the photodetector. The results of the scan appear on an LCD screen. Using a calibration slide from eBay, [Stoppi71] calibrated the device for different magnifications.
The Points Guy
8 days
TPG also gave us a tour via Facebook Live, which you can find below: Tour time! I'm live from the United Polaris Lounge at ORD: Posted by The Points Guy on Monday, February 13, 2017 I arrived around 9am. following a flight from Philadelphia, at which point a United rep handed me my boarding pass for the charter flight (no, it wasn't eligible to earn miles, unfortunately). Brian had a chance to catch up with United CEO Oscar Munoz in the lounge before it was time to head to the gate. Boarding began shortly after 2pm, with Oscar himself making gate announcements and scanning boarding passes. Watch him scan TPG's pass below: Exploring the 777-300ER While the 77W is very roomy inside, the same can't be said for the aircraft doorTPG bumped his head while attempting to board. The 60 Polaris seats are split between two cabins — we turned left to find our seats in row 1.
Techradar
9 days
Nintendo Switch Controller The primary controllers are named Joy-Con, and they look like they could be the most capable pads Nintendo has ever introduced. These are the controllers which are attached to both sides of the touch-screen while the console is in tablet mode. The Joy-Con Controller can be detached, forming two one-handed controllers. Each section can read amiibo figures and can be used as a fully functional gamepad, but each side has its specialty. The right side has an IR blaster built into the bottom of the controller and scan objects. During the presentation Nintendo said the controller could recognize hand gestures, for example, and would know the difference between rock, paper and scissors. Its joystick thumbpad will also have an amiibo reader built in. The left side will have rumble HD, an advanced version of haptic feedback.
Daily Mail - Health
15 days
A revolutionary new type of scan developed by a London team could transform the way parents-to-be see their unborn babies. A video shows the astonishing detail the high-tech scan can grab.
EVO
19 days
It’s a complicated system, comprising not just a VR headset (an HTC Vive, to be specific - one of the market leaders in VR) but also a Scan 3XS PC, which controls the actions of a Raid Pro340 motion simulator rig - an Ariel Atom-style structure equipped with a Sparco Evo II seat, a Sparco steering wheel attached to a Reimer Motorsports direct drive force feedback system, Fanatec SQ gearbox unit, and HPP racing pedals. Image 10 of 13 Image 10 of 13 You could buy a VW Golf R for the cost of the full outfit and still have some change (on Scan's website, the whole setup, sans PC, costs £35,999), but running Project Cars it delivered the most immersive, most convincing racing game experience I’ve had in over quarter of a century of whiling away the hours on videogames. It’s hard to know where to start. I can't understate the importance of the Raid Pro340 motion simulator, not least because it’s the first such setup I’ve used that hasnt left me feeling a little queasy afterwards.
Cnet
20 days
The Bonaverde Berlin wants to change how you drink your coffee. Add green coffee beans, scan an RFID tag and the machine does the rest.
BoingBoing
22 days
HubSpot Marketing Blog
22 days
This section should also include the goals that the customer set out to achieve. How You Helped: A 2-3 paragraph section that describes how your product or service provided a solution to their problem. Results: A 2-3 paragraph testimonial that proves how your product or service specifically impacted the person or company, and helped achieve goals. Include numbers to quantify your contributions. Supporting Visuals or Quotes: Pick one or two powerful quotes that you would feature at the bottom of the sections above, as well as a visual that supports the story you are telling. To help you visualize this case study format, check out this case study template, which can also be downloaded here . When laying out your case study, focus on conveying the information you've gathered in the most clear and concise way possible. Make it easy to scan and comprehend, and be sure to provide an attractive call-to-action at the bottom -- that should provide readers an opportunity to learn more about your product or service.
PC Pro
22 days
Thomas McMullan 4 min 48 sec ago Virtual reality Researchers at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group have developed an app capable of procedurally generating virtual spaces, based on 3D scans of real-world spaces using Google’s Project Tango. Cue opening of dystopian novel. A man walks down the hallway of the abandoned hospital he has been squatting in since the downfall of Western civilization. There is rat dropping in the corner, and the walls are sticky with bodily fluids, but instead of this abject squalor the man’s VR headset shows him a field of prancing deer. Video of Oasis As you can see from the above video, things arent all that grim. The Oasis project uses Google’s augmented reality Tango platform to scan a local environment, and then transform this 3D map into a procedurally generated VR world. See related Virtual reality will change the way you think about violence Virtual and wet: An interview with artist Adham Faramawy Confront death with this out-of-body VR experience The idea is that you scan a room or a portion of corridor using a Tango-powered phone.
Techradar - Reviews
23 days
It costs £79 / $99 / AU$165, which means it'll probably be the most expensive pencil you ever own, apart from those special mechanical ones that dispense lead forever that are made from silver and the tears of spiders or something. The funniest thing about this device is the way you charge it - you pop the end off and stick it in the Lightning port of the iPad Pro. It looks like you're trying to scan for aliens above, but at least you'll have it charged in very little time, as it juices up smartly. It does run out after about a couple of days with intermittent use though, so you'll need to keep an eye on that by using the widget in the notifications shade. It's great to use. It doesn't quite mimic the feel of sketching on paper as it's just rubber on smooth glass, rather than the tactile feedback you get pushing lead or ink across a rough piece of paper.
Daily Mail - USA
a month
Cheryl and Johnny Dearie from Baillieston, Glasgow, were blown away by the scan after they saw their unborn baby - at 16 weeks - 'wave' to them after they watched the amazingly clear 4D scan.
Futurity
a month
I immediately called Kelly. Euderus set . (Credit: Andrew Forbes/U. Iowa) The researchers hope to discover how E. set triggers the change in Bassettia's behavior. One hard thing is that we can't see what's happening until they come out, Weinersmith says. We're talking to people to see if we can CAT scan the branches in various stages. But they already know how badly E. set needs its host. To see how well it could tunnel, they taped thin strips of bark over the dead heads and waited. The experiments showed the crypt-keeper was about three times more likely to die in the crypt if it had to dig through the head case and the bark. Because close to 600 species in the Eulophid family are found in North America, and many attack or serve as biocontrol agents for agricultural pests, the researchers would also like to know if E.
Windows Blog
a month
Daily Mail - Health
a month
Harvard Medical School researchers have developed a PET scan, called Neuroflux, which avoids the need for a painful biopsy, and picks up the early signs of Alzheimer's in the nose.
Digital Trends
a month
3D scans of your own face to try on makeup or create custom avatars could be easier to find this year if this new startup is successful. Bellus3D has the hardware to take scans from your smartphone -- now they just need software developers. The post Time to up your selfie game: Bellus3D attachment takes a 3D scan of your face appeared first on Digital Trends .
Daily Mail - Science
a month
MIT researchers have found that the brains of babies as young as four months old process vision much like adults do.
BMW Blog
a month
Even if you own a car, going the ReachNow route is likely cheaper than parking your own car at the airport and leaving it there until your return. And when you get back, you can do the whole thing in reverse. Land, reserve your car, take the shuttle to WallyPark, hop in your BMW and drive into Seattle. The best part is, you’re in complete control. Sign-up Process The sign-up process took me 5 minutes and was all handled in-App. It consisted of me registering with my email address, selecting a password, selecting a 4-digit PIN (this PIN will be used to essentially start the car once you enter it) and inputting my legal first and last name as it appears on my driver’s license. Then, I entered my credit card info, scanned the front and back of my driver’s license and finished by having the App scan my face. Lastly, you agree to the terms and conditions and tell ReachNow to send you a personalized welcome packet which arrives via mail and includes your very own member card.
The Huffington Post
a month
The commercial opportunity here is great as well. Scan a box of Frosted Flakes and find info on the product, where its sold, and deals. The truly game-changing, first-to-market opportunities arent always easy to find given the sheer size and noise of CES, but these five companies stood out from the rest. Possessing the ability to provide advertisers unique ways to connect with their consumers, these early stage companies will help brands cut through the clutter by providing never-before-seen ideas and driving loyalty and brand impact. About the Author Fred Schonenberg is the Founder of VentureFuel, which helps emerging media and new technology companies grow their advertising revenue through brand partnerships with Fortune 500 advertisers. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
ZDNet News
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