3D Scanning – Yeah, There’s An App For That
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3D Scanning – Yeah, There’s An App For That

Here’s a tasty morsel of future news: The first 3-D scanning apps are making their way to an iPhone near you.  3-D modeling software has been around for years, but it’s generally been complicated, and expensive, enough that only professionals ever bothered.  Now that design firm Autodesk is making their “123D Catch” app available for … Continue reading

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Spray-On Batteries

Everything these days needs a battery.  Phones, cars, pacemakers, solar panels.  They all need portable electricity storage, but because of the different sizes, shapes and functions, they each need a specially designed battery.  What if there was some kind of flexible, modular power storage that could be made to fit any shape? Enter the paintable … Continue reading

Biometric ATMs Debut in Japan
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Biometric ATMs Debut in Japan

Welcome to Future Bites, the quick-updates department of Cosmic Revolutions.  This week, we have biometric ID systems being deployed  – futuristic hand-scanners, to be precise.   Regular readers will remember I wrote (here) about the promise of biometric scanners.  They can reduce friction in our everyday lives, making basic transactions as effortless and secure as possible.  … Continue reading