Dean Kamen: Designing for the Third WorldDownload MP3 | Email to a Friend X Close Window Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research and Development in New Hampshire, is the creative force behind many ground-breaking inventions, ranging from the HomeChoice portable kidney dialysis machine to the now famous Segway human transporter. Kamen also founded the FIRST program, dedicated to getting more young people interested in science and technology. In an interview with Contributing Editor Larry Maloney, the 1994 Design News Engineer of the Year reviews his latest projects.
HP revealed more of its 3D printing plans in a recent webinar. Senior vice president of inkjet and graphics solution business Stephen Nigro spoke about how the technology works and expanded on HP's vision of open collaboration to commercialize its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology for end-production, and open collaboration on new materials. He also said HP will create software to help users decide when to use Multi Jet Fusion versus conventional subtractive manufacturing.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
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