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Category Archives: Big Data

Is 4D printing a disruptive or Innovative technology?

Written by defenceWeb, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 A 3D printed gun. The aerospace, defence, automotive and healthcare industries will lead the adoption of four dimensional printing technology, which is poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple industries by printing objects ranging from human organs to parts used in aircraft and vehicles, according to Frost & Sullivan. Four-dimensional (4-D) printing develops materials that alter their properties and behaviours based on external stimuli such as changes in temperature. “4-D printing, an extension of three-dimensional printing, is superior to conventional manufacturing techniques in terms of performance, efficiency and quality, and can [...]
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Design-Patent Protection For The “Face” Of Your Robot

Without doubt, robots today are much more consumer-facing than they have ever been. According to ABI Research , the global market for consumer robots was estimated at $1.6 billion in 2012 , and is expected to grow to $6.5 billion by 2017 . As consumers, we are already feeling the effects in our everyday lives: a growing number of us employ robots to perform routine household tasks (think Roomba from iRobot ) or to entertain our children (think Mindstorms from Lego). In the healthcare realm, surgeons have grown increasingly accustomed to performing robot-assisted surgeries, and amputees now enjoy greater [...]
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Innovative Batteries That Could Last Weeks, Rather Than Hours

Battery life for mobile devices has dramatically improved with countless innovations over the years (including a big reduction in cost) but our need for energy seems to be insatiable -- countless innovations have changed apps as well: more apps, bigger apps, more complex apps and much higher power requirements. Now, a Harvard  student, Eesha Khare,…
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New DNA technology promises 3D replica of your face through saliva

  New technology will allow scientists to print accurate 3D models of human faces using only DNA as their guide. Mark Shriver of Pennsylvania State University and his team have been gathering 3D images of hundreds of volunteers and their saliva over the past several months. These photographs have then been used to find over 7,000 points of reference from facial features, then fed in to software which finds similarities between DNA, sex, race and facial features. Shriver found that 20 genes with only 24 variants were "reliable indicators" of a person's facial shape -- including eye shape, nose, [...]
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