Morphing nozzle controls fiber orientation in 3D-printed items

The embedding of fibers within 3D-printed objects can be used to add properties such as electrical conductivity or extra strength to those items. Now, a shape-changing print nozzle has been developed to vary the orientation of those fibers – as the printing is in process.

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Cloud service will turn any photo into 3D holographic image

Following the Kickstarter launch of a personal holographic image display, the Looking Glass Factory has announced a new cloud-based service capable of adding depth to any 2D photo to create a 3D holographic image for viewing in its Portrait device.

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What to expect from the best smartphones in 2021

The new year is a time to look forwards into the future as well as backwards into the past, and thanks to a series of leaks, rumors and early announcements, we already know (or think we know) what's coming down the line for smartphones in 2021.

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Knuckles-5 allows drone pilots to keep one hand free

Conventional dual-joystick drone controllers require pilots to use both hands – this can be inconvenient, plus not everyone has two functional hands. That's where the one-handed Knuckles-5 controller is designed to come in.

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LG boosts backlighting precision with new QNED Mini LED TV

LG's new QNED Mini LED TV lineup, which it is introducing at CES 2021, essentially puts local dimming on steroids, packing nearly 2,500 dimming zones thanks to "almost 30,000" mini LEDs serving as the backlighting.

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Automated Hive Controller extracts honeycombs in half the time

Beekeeping can be an arduous task, as keepers have to repeatedly bend over and lift wax/honey-laden honeycomb panels out of each hive. The Hive Controller is designed to help, by robotically lifting and collecting the honeycombs.

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British Army trialling “heavy-duty” Bug nano drone

Drone company UAVTEK has collaborated with BAE Systems to deliver 30 prototypes of the Bug nano-drone to the British Army for field evaluations. Weighing just 196 g, the Bug is designed to operate in winds of up to 80 km/h.

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