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World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

Back about 51,000 years ago, a Neanderthal decided they would express their artistic soul to work on a piece of deer bone. This individual resided in what's now known as Northern Germany's Harz Mountains. Not only did this ancient artist have the capacity to carve a pattern into bone, they knew enough about the physical properties of the bone to use hot water to make its surface soft enough to carve.

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NASA’s free 3D model collection lets anyone print spacecraft and asteroids

NASA’s free 3D model collection lets anyone print spacecraft and asteroids

Not many people realize that in addition to its scientific data and news releases, NASA also shares a substantial amount of free resources on its website: ebooks, children's materials, podcasts, and similar. For those who own a 3D printer, the space agency also provides a vast collection of 3D-printing-ready models of its most popular spacecraft, asteroids, craters, and much more.

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ELEGOO Mars 3 LCD 3D printer, Mercury X, Neptune X FDM pre-orders begin

ELEGOO Mars 3 LCD 3D printer, Mercury X, Neptune X FDM pre-orders begin

ELEGOO just revealed pre-order information for three products in their 3D printing gadget collection. The ELEGOO Mars 3 ULTRA 4K Mono LCD 3D printer, the ELEGOO Mercury X (bundle, washing and curing machines), and the ELEGOO Neptune X FDM 3D printer are all ready to roll for pre-order starting at around 2PM UTC (9AM Central Time) on the 10th of June, 2021.

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Acer’s SpatialLabs is glasses-free 3D in a prototype laptop

Acer’s SpatialLabs is glasses-free 3D in a prototype laptop

Acer wants to bring stereoscopic 3D to laptops, with a new SpatialLabs display that promises to float graphics right out of a laptop's screen without demanding you wear special glasses to see them. The system instead combines a switchable lenticular lens screen with an eye-tracking camera, all fitted into a prototype ConceptD notebook.

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Google Project Starline is a holographic video conference system, and you can’t have it

Google Project Starline is a holographic video conference system, and you can’t have it

Google revealed a sort of behind-the-scenes look at a project they're working with for video conferencing. This system is currently called Project Starline, and it works with both high resolution cameras and "custom built depth sensors." Using a breakthrough light field display," users will be able "talk naturally, gesture, and make eye contact."

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Adidas 4DFWD 3D-printed shoe has Carbon design midsole

Adidas 4DFWD 3D-printed shoe has Carbon design midsole

When a company as massive as Adidas starts using a certain sort of technology in their shoes, you know said technology is... pretty much here to stay. Such is the story with 3D printing and the 4DFWD shoe. This isn't the first shoe to use 3D printed parts, but it is very likely the new widest release of a shoe with 3D printed parts. And every new release with 3D printed parts means we're further and further into "here to stay" territory.

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Galaxy S22 might skip the 3D ToF sensor yet again

Galaxy S22 might skip the 3D ToF sensor yet again

Samsung seems to be at a stage where it's rapidly playing around with its camera systems, quickly changing the formula based on what works and what doesn't. One of the puzzle pieces that has changed since last year has been its use of a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor or ToF which was present until the Galaxy S20 last year. Since then, however, the tech has been missing and it seems that next year's Galaxy S22 will miss out on it again, hinting at the end of its use at least for the time being.

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Researchers identify genesis of the real Spiders from (on) Mars

Researchers identify genesis of the real Spiders from (on) Mars

A set of researchers published a paper this week identifying their work in exploring the once mysterious spider-like terrain on Mars. We've spoken of the surface of the red planet before - even after humanity landed rovers on Mars, mysteries remain. The Martian surface, as these researchers wrote, is "host to a variety of features which have no Earth analogs and are all active in some capacity today."

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Antikythera Mechanism mysteries may have been solved

Antikythera Mechanism mysteries may have been solved

Back in 1901, researchers discovered a device on a Roman shipwreck near Greece called the Antikythera Mechanism. Since then, the device has remained a mystery, and the 2000-year-old device is typically referred to as the world's oldest computer. Despite all the modern technology applied to studying the device, exactly how it works has remained a mystery.

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Raspberry Pi and OpenScan make a better 3D scanner than your phone

Raspberry Pi and OpenScan make a better 3D scanner than your phone

I have a question about 3D scanning devices: Why aren't they easier to access? Today a project by Thomas Megel made the rest of the handheld smart device universe look silly by comparison. With OpenScan project software, Raspberry Pi, and the Pi camera v2.1, Megel created a budget-friendly 3D-scanning system that's able to capture highly accurate 10-micron 3D scans with relative ease.

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Matterport is now the newest iPhone and iPad’s most awesome 3D app

Matterport is now the newest iPhone and iPad’s most awesome 3D app

The folks at Matterport revealed a relatively major update this week, specifically for iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro 2020. This update adds improved dimensional accuracy with LiDAR for those two devices. This means that the 3D sensor at the back of the device - that sensor you're usually not thinking about more than once in a blue moon - will be used to capture and create some of the most awesome media you've ever had the opportunity to share.

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iHeartRadio is launching binaural podcasts with iHeart 3D Audio

iHeartRadio is launching binaural podcasts with iHeart 3D Audio

iHeartMedia is paving the way for a new type of podcast format, one that involves 3D audio for a more lifelike experience. The company has announced iHeart 3D Audio alongside its plan to branch out into binaural podcasting, which will offer listeners a 3D experience, at least when they listen to the shows using headphones.

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