MIT Figured Out How To 3D Print Using Glass Instead Of Plastic

MIT Figured Out How To 3D Print Using Glass Instead Of Plastic

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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…
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Google DeepMind: Ground-breaking AlphaGo masters the game of Go [Via DeepMind]

Google DeepMind: Ground-breaking AlphaGo masters the game of Go [Via DeepMind]

Engineering, Interesting, Technology, Video
The content of this article is attributed to the video below. 2828 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUbqykXVx0A In a paper published in Nature on 28th January 2016, we describe a new approach to computer Go. This is the first time ever that a computer program “AlphaGo” has defeated a human professional player. The game of Go is widely viewed as an unsolved “grand challenge” for artificial intelligence. Games are a great testing ground for inventing smarter, more flexible algorithms that have the ability to tackle problems in ways similar to humans. The first classic game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952. But until now, one game has thwarted A.I. researchers: the ancient game of Go. Despite decades of work, the strongest computer Go programs only played…
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The Engineering Ambassadors Team Up With Habitat For Humanity

The Engineering Ambassadors Team Up With Habitat For Humanity

Adventures, Engineering, School
Today, I went with a few other members from the UF Engineering Ambassadors student organization to help out the Alachua county chapter of Habitat for Humanity.It was a blast! We helped build wall frames and set the chalk lines for the exterior paneling. Thanks to all involved and enjoy the pictures below! [caption id="attachment_1636" align="alignnone" width="610"] The EA crew before the build[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1638" align="alignnone" width="610"] Measuring...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1637" align="alignnone" width="610"] Cutting....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignnone" width="610"] Assembling...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1641" align="alignnone" width="610"] Resting and eating...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1642" align="alignnone" width="610"] A job well done![/caption]  
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