Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) is partnering with Local Motors to develop technology that will 3D-print an entire production-model car. A second deal with Cincinnati Inc. will develop a huge, very fast commercial 3D printer.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a personal motion tracking device that uses Bluetooth a DIY solar phone charger that is built in a mint tin and only costs $7 to build.
Machine builders looking for a way to combine multiple embedded functions onto a single hardware platform may now have a simpler solution.
A team of Dutch designers has come up with a way to retrofit a typical home in the Netherlands with a “skin” of solar panels and smart technology to make the home more sustainable and energy neutral.
Typical linear actuators contain a lead screw and linear ball slide requiring lubrication. These components are eliminated by a Rolamite bearing, which requires no lubrication.