Laser just got cooler. After three years of development, researchers from NASA and MIT are set to debut the moon Internet, Time.com reports.
It sounds a tad spacey, but this technology uses lasers to transmit data to and from the moon resulting in super-fast Internet speed. Time adds, "the test apparently achieved upload speeds of 19.44 megabits per second and download speeds of 622 megabits per second over the 384,633km between earth and the moon."
There's been a lot of chatter about 3D printers. Now there's more to add to the conversation. Engadget.com shared "a research team at Brigham and Women's Hospital created a new technique that allows for intricate yet capable designs. Their process first prints agarose (sugar-based molecule) fibers as templates for the vessels, and then covers that in jelly-like hydrogel to produce a cast. Since the agarose is sturdy, scientists can pull it out to create channels without damaging any cells inside the gel; the resulting vessels are much better at transporting liquid and otherwise behaving like the real deal."
It's still in the developmental stages so don't expect this medical breakthrough to be available any time soon.
This is not your old arts and crafts. Techcrunch.com reports a MIT researcher teaches you how to bake your very own robot. "The project involves cutting out and 'printing' plastic materials that change shape when baked, essentially allowing for self-forming objects that build themselves. The system takes a 3d cad file and flattens it, adding creases that react to the heat. When heat is applied, the creases force the various surfaces to fold over on themselves. For example, you could create a powerful spring that can pull on objects when heated or cut out a flat robot that then turns three-dimensional in your high-tech oven."