It’s official: social media users are happier with Google+ than with Facebook.
[We asked all four G+ users, and the response was unanimous! Jay Kay. There were five.]
Autodesk have been making 3D modeling accessible with a range of fantastic free tools to help you make your ideas for real.. Once you have created your 3D file in 123D, 123D Catch or 123D Sculpt you will need to create an account or log in to save it to ‘My Corner’ of Autodesk’s www.123dapp.com.
Once your designs are stored in the Autodesk cloud you can head on over to the fabricate page:
- Start a 3D Printing project
- Choose your design from ‘My Corner’
- Specify unit of measurements and scale
- Choose a 3D Printing service (hint: Shapeways)
- Log in with your Shapeways account (or register for a new one)
- Your 123D App produce model will now upload to Shapeways so you can 3D print in any of our materials.
A massive thanks to the team at Autodesk for creating so many awesome apps for the PC and iPad that make it fun to get started making 3D objects ready for 3D Printing…
We will do an overview and analysis of each of the apps in the near future to help you choose which app works best for your designs…
If anyone in the community are interested in doing a review of 123D Apps please let us know.
An experimental set-up, consisting of a beam splitter and two photo detectors, registers the photons emitted by the rubidium atoms (red beam) and generates a signal whenever the two atoms are in an entangled stated (illustrated by violet beams). Graphic: Wenjamin Rosenfeld (Phys.org) — German scientists have demonstrated a method of heralding entanglement between distant stationary quantum systems without destroying this particular state. The experimental set-up paves the way towards quantum communication over large distances. (via Quantum entanglement with notification)
One of the defining narratives of modern China has been the migration of young workers—often girls in their late teenage years—from the countryside into sprawling cities for jobs in factories. Many found work at Foxconn, which employs nearly one million low-wage workers to hand-assemble electronic gadgets for Apple, Nintendo, Intel, Dell, Nokia, Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony. So it was a surprise when Terry Guo, the hard-charging, 61-year-old billionaire CEO of Foxconn, said last July that the Taiwan-based manufacturing giant would add up to one million industrial robots to its assembly lines inside of three years. The aim: to automate assembly of electronic devices just as companies in Japan, South Korea, and the United States previously automated much of the production of automobiles. (via Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots - Technology Review)
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I’ve been enjoying this augmented reality driving app I came across a few days ago, called iOnRoad. The website describes it best:
iOnRoad improves driving in real-time using the power of advanced smartphones. The app uses the smartphone’s native camera and sensors to detect vehicles in front of the vehicle, alerting drivers when they are in danger. iOnRoad’s VisualRadar, maps objects in front of the driver in real time, calculating the user’s current speed using native sensors. As the vehicle approaches danger, an audio-visual warning pops up to warn the driver of a possible collision, allowing them to brake in time.
It’s great to see an augmented reality app which finally works well and is useful, after finding disappointing results with Layar which should be useful but just doesn’t seem to work well or have enough information to make it worthwhile. The only downside with the system is the worry that when the phone beeps to alert you of an upcoming collision, you turn to look at the phone instead of looking at the road!
If you’re on Android you can check out the free download here, with iPhone users having to wait for their version a while longer as the iPhone 4S is missing the “advanced power and multi-tasking capabilities of high-end Android handsets”, according to the company. Take that Apple fanboys!
Photographer Daniella Maiorano shoots Sam Ypna on a car, in the woods and by a BBQ.
Organic Memory of the Future (5) by J.D Doria 2012