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Cirque du Soleil partnered with ETH Zurich and Verity Studios to produce SPARKED, "a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance." Read more »

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Warning: this blog post is more thinky-thoughts than usual. Earlier this year, the internet discovered a 50 year old list of predictions made by Isaac Asimov about life in 2014. Asimov wrote these predictions for the New York Times after he visited the 1964 World’s Fair in that August, and... Read more »

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GREENBELT, MD — On September 7, 2014, the Nova Labs Rocketry Group had its first launch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – Visitor Center. Led by member Samer Najia, the outing featured 20 rockets, many designed by kids at Nova Labs. Designs were also printed from 3D models of real... Read more »

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Recently, the folks at Trotec laser moved into a new larger office. This is generally a good sign for a business, but unfortunately there wasn’t a good area for guests to wait in, just a large open hallway. Marketing specialist Kristina decided to take matters into her own hands and... Read more »

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Many people debate the pros and cons of the different printing technologies out there. There are FFD printers (anything with a filament), SLA (resin based printers), and SLS (powders melted by lasers). Each has its strong points and weak points varying from cost to functional features. This latest project at... Read more »

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When you see signs today, you probably assume that someone has designed it and through some electromechanical means it was reproduced onto the billboard, automobile, or the sign that the guy on the sidewalk is waving. Most of the time that’s true, but as seen in the video below, humans,... Read more »

Note the previously mentioned print issue on the smoothed head. This is not due to the acetone (it actually makes it look better!)

3D printing allows us to make some incredible things in our homes and workshops. People are prototyping products, designing bits and pieces to make their lives better, and spitting out more amusing trinkets than ever before. Unfortunately, for the bulk of us who have a typical filament based printer, we’re... Read more »

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