Pico-projectors are getting smaller, but they're projecting sharp high resolution images as large as 60 inches. 3MTM recently unveiled the MM200 Mobile Projection Engine, which uses less than 1W of LED power to project a 15-inch image in a normally lighted room or up to 60 inch in a darkened room. The battery-operated module, which is only 10-mm thick, is based on an imager from Displaytech® that generates 360 color fields per second over a temperature range of -10 to 70C. 3MTM also makes a line of MPro Professional Projectors, which are shrinking the size of projection systems.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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