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Phone chargers for Africa and 3D-printing in space win Branson backing

Solar-powered phone chargers for the developing world, 3D-printed satellites and bespoke shoes for the masses have won the backing of Sir Richard Branson.

By March 13, 2014

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Nook becomes a more tempting tablet

The Nook gets access to all Android apps and media on Google Play, Acer gets creative with laptop design, and Staples is first national retailer to sell a 3D printer.

By May 3, 2013

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Apple looks to outfit devices with solar power converters

A newly-published patent application proposes equipping portable devices with built-in technology that can directly convert solar power.

By October 31, 2013

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NASA 3D-prints a nebula, and you can too!

Ever wanted to hold a nebula in your hands? Well now you can thanks to plans from NASA. Warning: It kind of looks like two molars stuck together.

By July 11, 2014

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Mining asteroids to 3D-print space stations: Beyond pie in the sky?

New startup Deep Space Industries has big plans for those big floating space rocks in the next 10 years. Crave's Eric Mack searches for a new superlative to describe the effort.

By January 22, 2013

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Apple eyes another patent for solar-powered iPhone

Company files a patent application for a double-duty touch screen/solar panel that could be used for iPhones and iPods.

By February 6, 2013

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Popular Mechanics honors breakthrough innovations

The magazine's editors name the most innovative products, from the Lytro camera to Microsoft's Surface tablet, and give props, too, to bright minds like SpaceX's Elon Musk.

By October 1, 2012

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Billion-pixel Gaia camera to map galaxy in 3D

The European Space Agency successfully put its Gaia satellite into orbit, with the hopes of unrolling a stunning map of the Milky Way in 3D.

By December 19, 2013

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Crave Ep. 147: 3D-print yourself with Shapify

Shapify uses a Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan you, then prints you out for a low price. Plus, robot cowboys on the range.

By November 22, 2013

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3D printing to star at CES 2014, alongside 20,000 products

"Every interior designer will have a 3D printer," predicts the CEA, as it dedicates a space to the technology at the upcoming Las Vegas show.

By October 1, 2013