Emerging Tech

The best headlamps

Think your flashlight does the trick when camping? Try camping with a headlamp just once and the experience will be … illuminating. After all, even simple tasks such as lighting a match and chopping wood require two hands. While your precious Maglite may moonlight as a weapon against rampant bears, it’s far too cumbersome when you’re trying to […]

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Space Station alert as crew forced to patch hole in docked spacecraft

NASA Crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have had to patch a hole in the shell of a docked spacecraft following a possible collision with a meteorite fragment. Fortunately for the six-person crew, the situation on Thursday, August 30, never descended into scenes reminiscent of the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster Gravity in which a debris collision caused untold […]

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Here’s an old-school motion picture machine you can 3D print at home

[embedded content] Cool tech isn’t always about inventing something new. Sometimes it’s about re-creating the wheel, or, that is, the zoetrope. Before there was there was modern film, Victorian animators used spinning displays called zoetropes to give the illusion of images in action. Film eventually became the more popular format for motion pictures, but zoetropes retained a […]