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August 18th, 2017

BeAM Machines to host Open House for new 20,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati

BeAM Machines SAS, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, opened its U.S. subsidiary, BeAM Machines, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio earlier this year. The facility, operating as the BeAM Machines Solutions Center for North America, will handle sales, service, process/material development, applications, R&D and training. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vLtx7A

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CSM Bakery teams with 3D Systems to bring 3D printing to food industry

CSM Bakery Solutions, a provider of bakery ingredients, products and services, and 3D Systems Corp., the originator of 3D printing and solutions, today announced they reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the food industry. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wYndsa

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Ornate, unlike Duchamp: on Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum

So much has been made of Florine Stettheimers life and social position that walking into Painting Poetry, a show of her paintings at the Jewish Museum in New York, is almost startling. Confronted with her Family Portrait II (1933) immediately upon entering the exhibition, her mastery of painting is clear, and it promptly supersedes talk of her familys money, their …Continue reading →

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Belgian students create 3D printed robotic hand that interprets sign language for the deaf

A group of engineers from the University of Antwerp in Belgium have put their skills towards good with the invention of a 3D printed humanoid robot that can translate speech into sign language. The inspirational bot is called “Project Aslan,” which stands for Antwerp’s Sign Language Actuating Node. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fRLfkm

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Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought

Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked — with one side permanently facing their host star — according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington. Tidally locked bodies such as the Earth and moon are in synchronous rotation, each taking as long to rotate around its own  axis …Continue reading →

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New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jets

Some of the most extreme outbursts observed in the universe are the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light. These narrow jets, which typically form in opposing pairs are believed to be associated with supermassive black holes and other exotic objects, though the mechanisms that drive and dissipate them …Continue reading →

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Observations of supernova colliding with nearby companion star take astrophysicists by surprise

In the 2009 film “Star Trek,” a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in its path. Fiction, of course, but it turns out the notion is not so farfetched. Bright blue dot: Supernovae such as SN 2017cbv appear as ‘stars that weren’t there before,’ which is why multiple images  taken over time are necessary …Continue reading →

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Cosmic velocity web redefined

The cosmic web — the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe — has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from France, Israel and Hawaii demonstrates a novel approach. Instead of using galaxy positions, they mapped the motions of thousands of galaxies. Because galaxies are pulled …Continue reading →

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TRAPPIST-1 is older than our solar system

If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it’s important to know the age of its star. Young stars have frequent releases of high-energy radiation called flares that can zap their planets’ surfaces. If the planets are newly formed, their orbits may also be unstable. On the other hand, planets …Continue reading →

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Exclusive clip from new Alberto Giacometti film A Final Portrait

An exclusive clip from Final Portrait, a new film based on the true story of when the US writer James Lord sat for a portrait by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. The film is written and directed by Stanley Tucci and features Geoffrey Rush as Giacometti and Armie Hammer as Lord. The film is released in the UK today (18 …Continue reading →

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