Local Motors’sporty 3D printed car looks like licorice on wheels and cruised around a rocket playground while eager adults looked on. The vehicle innovation company – not car manufacturing, not motorcycle manufacturing – bills itself as a necessary alternative for consumers who want more choice.
Inspired by nature's most skillful camouflage artists, MIT researchers harness elastomers' ability to change surface texture when voltage is applied to a make a flexible material that simultaneously changes its color and texture on demand.
While a powerful solar storm this past week resulted only in enhanced auroras in the night skies for some earth residents, some worry of a potential EM pulse catastrophe that would virtually bring civilization to a halt.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.