Check out the original article over on Engadget https://vimeo.com/136764796 Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled a new 3D printing method on Friday that employs transparent glass as precursor instead of plastic. The method, called G3DP, works basically the same way that conventional 3D printing does though the team found that they could modulate the light transmission, reflection and refraction qualities by precisely varying the thickness of the print. The system uses a pair of heated chambers stacked atop one another; the 1900-degree F upper chamber acting as a Kiln Cartridge and the lower chamber serving to anneal the constructed structures. Researchers at MIT Media Lab collaborated with the school's Mechanical Engineering Department, the MIT Glass Lab and Wyss Institute to create the G3DP. The team believes that method could…
Start your week off right with a neat article that I came across this weekend. Russian engineer Chen-yun-ta recently showcased the Apis Cor, a 3D printer that prints homes. Similar to the smaller, desk-friendly 3D printers, Apis Cor extrudes materials to create predefined shapes. The difference between the two? Apis Cor is able to print entire multi-story homes up to 630 square feet.. IN 24 HOURS. A huge feat of engineering, Apis Cor saves resources, labor costs, and overall energy usage when making the structure. However, some are skeptical that it will be embraced with open arms. Many industries have been changed or reduced significantly after technology replaced human labor. Will it be a matter of time before all construction is technology-driven or will the human element persevere?
It was recently announced that the UF College of Engineering would be receiving $50 Million (with an M) from a single donor, the largest cash donation ever at the University of Florida. The person that helped make it possible? Dr. Herbert Wertheim. Dr. Wertheim prefers to go by Herby and I had the pleasure to hear him speak several times today. He was a practicing physician for many years as well as an inventor. His company, Brain Power Inc., produces eye lenses with coloring that reduces UV exposure and cataracts. In person, Herby is quite the character. He can always be seen sporting his red fedora that he acquired from a trip to Ecuador some years ago and is quick to tell a good story. His wife of 40+ years,…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10&v=3Iu1Z0h1i1Y Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios have partnered to create Pixar In a Box, an all-in-one walkthrough of how Pixar movies are created. Its an incredible many-step process that describes character and environment modeling, animations, lighting, rendering and more. Each of these topics includes descriptions and video examples and even goes as far as giving a few math examples relating to the movie magic. I will probably be looking through this in the next few weeks, but I wanted to share as I know how excellent the many other Khan Academy videos are. Check out the article I found on Lifehacker or start learning more about the Pixar process over on Khan Academy!
I know that I am ready for the Fall semester to start and I think it is fair to say that President Fuchs is excited as well! Here is to a new year with a new University President, a new Head Football Coach, and a new set of experiences. Good luck to everyone and Go Gators! The wait is over. Let's do this, Gators! https://t.co/jeuCEmNHK6 — Univ of Florida (@UF) August 21, 2015
I am able to solve a 3x3 Rubik's cube and managed to get somewhere in the 6 minute range for solving it. Over the years, I have seen 4x4 and 5x5 cubes solved by friends, but Kenneth Brandon (AKA RedKB on Youtube) goes even further than that. Brandon manages to solve a 17x17 Rubik's cube is a mere 7.5 hours, which is incredible considering that is less time spent than the average American watching TV per week. When it is all said and done there are 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion (6.69 * 10^1054) possible combinations on this cube. Truly remarkable. Listen to his explanation and see the magic happen below or read the original article over on Interesting Engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=342&v=qlnUEknwdcI
Earlier this week, 1000 Italian superfans got together in Cesena, Italy to play for a video that they hope will convince The Foo Fighters to play a concert there. The results were phenominal. Check out the video below and read more about Dave Grohl and his amazing throne over on Rolling Stone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=384&v=JozAmXo2bDE UPDATE: Dave Grohl and The Foo Fighters have herd the message loud and clear. His response below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD35ASXHmsU