US Marine Corps improving squadron self-sufficiency

US Marine Corps improving squadron self-sufficiency

US Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB), part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are using 3D printing to make spare parts. The 31st MEU is deployed with short notice as and when required. The nature of their mission means that it is often not possible to send replacement parts around the world, Read More

BMW Demos 3D Printed S1000RR Sport Bike Following

BMW Demos 3D Printed S1000RR Sport Bike Following

This week the multinational automotive BMW Group invested €10 million (about $12.3 million) in a new additive manufacturing campus in Germany. In the teaser of this new feature, discerning viewers will get to see the 3D printed chassis of the BMW sports bike. Designed for the award-winning BMW S1000RR motorcycle, the 3D printed chassis is Read More

Goodbye Puncture BIGREP Airless Bicycle Tire

Goodbye Puncture: BIGREP Airless Bicycle Tire

In a “world-first” project, large-format 3D printing provider BigRep has created a full-scale, functional, airless bicycle tire. Created as a custom modification for the exclusive Globe Centrum sport bike, the tire showcases the capabilities of BigRep’s new PRO FLEX material, taking cues from the wider manufacturer community that typically uses TPU-based tools to manufacture RC Read More

Disney sees positive signs for business as streaming growth cools

Disney sees positive signs for business as streaming growth cools

The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it is seeing “encouraging signs of recovery” across a wide range of its businesses, while its streaming television service has slowed compared to expected in the recently ended quarter. TV streaming service Disney + ended the quarter with about 104 million subscribers, lower than expected but still Read More

Airbnb sees massive travel rebound ahead

Airbnb sees massive travel rebound ahead

Airbnb said on Thursday that it expects “a travel rebound unlike anything seen before” as the home sharing platform posted a major loss for the previous quarter. The San Francisco “sharing economy” firm reported a $ 1.2 billion loss in the first quarter, primarily due to accounting requirements, debt payments and lump-sum costs for other Read More

How to Amplifi Alien Is a Positively Luxurious Wi-Fi 6 Router

How to Amplifi Alien Is a Positively Luxurious Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien is an expensive black Wi-Fi 6 Internet tube that promises super-fast WiFi and a unique, enjoyable user experience that is not as intuitive as possible for these things. The touch screen on the main unit is probably as close as it gets to scare, sometimes with a matrix-green vertical readout filled Read More

The Meet the Pint-Sized Robots That Spontaneously Dance

The Meet the Pint-Sized Robots That Spontaneously Dance

In January 2020, a second-floor lab at Northwestern University was filled with lighthearted clackings of three robots pushing each other. The trio were in the ring as hits against each other, although the beautiful robots were not rock, hitting them in a different way. These were smart, active particles — “smarticals” —with flaps for two Read More

Protecting Against 'Natural' Cybersecurity Erosion

Protecting Against ‘Natural’ Cybersecurity Erosion

Every child who ever plays a board game understands that rolling dice results in unexpected results. In fact, this is why children’s board games use dice in the first place: to ensure a random result (from the point of view of the die, at least) about the same probability that it is thrown every time Read More

In Technology We Trust... But Should We

In Technology We Trust… But Should We

Since the Industrial Revolution, technology has changed society continuously. The pace of technological development has accelerated over the last 50 years, largely due to innovations in semiconductor electronics, software, and computer technology. Personal computers now fit in your pocket. You have access to people and information around the world via the Internet. Anything up to Read More

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