(Recently declassified USAF documents detail “Project 1794”, an attempt by the Air Force to build a flying saucer with a top speed of Mach 4 and a range of 4,000 nautical miles)
Using a process called “two-photon lithography”, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have devised a 3D printer that creates microscopic objects at much faster speeds than was previously possible.
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Above are images depicting the design of the sundial carried aboard the recently-launched Curiosity lander, as well as the illustrations and text on the edges of the sundial. The sundials, such as this one, are attached to the chassis of the landers and are used as colour-calibration targets, as well as for educational outreach.
Architects Gramazio and Kohler, partnered with Raffaello D’Andrea, have created a swarm of autonomous flying robots that will “lift, transport, and assemble” 1,500 polystyrene bricks into a tower structure 3.5 meters wide. The installation is titled “Flight Assembled Architecture”.
A mobile phone developed in 1922; this footage was found by a Pathe researcher in the institution’s vaults. They believe the clip was shot in New York.
“Haptic Intelligentsia” by Joong Han Lee is a modified 3D printing device that involves human intervention in the creation process. The device allows the operator to ‘feel’ the 3D model they are building; material is extruded by pulling the trigger on the gun.