Printing 3D Arms for Children in Sudan
Learn more at Not Impossible Labs.
"Getting away from technology by leaving it behind becomes a pointless exercise in competitive reductionism. Where do you draw the line? Your smartphone? Your GPS? Your compass? Your tent? Fire?
Here’s a better idea: Shut up and bring your iPhone into the backcountry, but resist the urge to open the email app. If you can’t manage that, delete or turn off the account. Don’t worry, it’ll come back.
The phone isn’t the problem. The problem is us—our inability to step away from email and games and inessential data, our inability to look up, be it at an alpine lake or at family members. We won’t be able to get away from it all for very much longer. So it’s vitally important that each of us learns how to live with a persistent connection, everywhere we go, whether it’s in the wilderness or at a dinner party.”
Listen up, ticks! Researchers at the Virginia Military Institute have your number. They’ve built a small rover that mimics a live host to draw you from your hiding places and kill you on contact.
Waiting for one of these in a mosquito-hunting model.
Some more information on the 3D-Printed cast.
Cortex: The 3D-Printed Cast
After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike the world over, we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish.
The cortex cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture.
By Jake Evill
As a somewhat injury-prone guy, I find this
awesome more awesome than people would think it to be.
[Video: Eran May-raz, Daniel Lazo]
Very cool concept for a short film. Maybe Google Glass isn’t such a good idea, after all.
From France, an espresso machine for the car
We’ve seen a number of innovations designed to help consumers get a good cup of coffee wherever they happen to be. One we hadn’t seen, however, is a brewing device for the car — until now, that is. New from French Handpresso, the Handpresso Auto E.S.E. is an espresso machine built specifically for use in automobiles. READ MORE…
You know something is a little bit off about you when the only thing you truly want for your birthday is an in-car espresso maker.
“People know more about their iPhone than they do their own health,” points out Travis Bogard, Jawbone’s VP of product development. “So how do we make them consumers of their own wellness?” Today Jawbone is finally unwrapping their attempt to solve the problem: The UP, a $100 wristband, smartphone app, and web app trio that work together to monitor your exercise habits, sleep cycles, and eating decisions.