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February 11th, 2018

STYLY: cloud-based VR dev tool integrates Google Poly API

STYLY, a cloud and browser-based virtual reality (VR) development service made by Japanโ€™s Psychic VR Lab, has integrated the Google Poly API, massively increasing its 3D model library. STYLY users can also select models from 3D modeling applications like Blender, Maya, and Sketchup. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180211-styly-cloud-based-vr-dev-tool-integrates-google-poly-api.html

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Creases provide 4D printing breakthrough for Italian mathematician

A professor of mathematics at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy has made a breakthrough in 4D printing, the 3D printing of objects that are programmed to change shape over time. The discovery involves controlling the nucleation of localized creases in soft solids. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180211-creases-provide-4d-printing-breakthrough-for-italian-mathematician.html

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Top 10 free 3D prints to warm your partners heart this Valentines Day

Valentine's Day 2018 is just around the corner, and though it is a pretty cheesy holiday, it is also a much-needed pick-me-up in a cold and impossibly long winter. Here are 10 free 3D prints that are sure to please this V Day. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180211-top-10-free-3d-prints-to-warm-your-partners-heart-this-valentines-day.html

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Robby: A French evolutive robot enhancing curiosity

Mr. Robotics aims to provide a simple solution to empower curiosity in robotics with an evolving and powerful robot: Robby. – [currently €161 (1%) of €20,000 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq, http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1580462024/robby-a-french-evolutive-robot-enhancing-curiosity/

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