The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 3D Printer is a fun novelty that is too expensive to be practical in the long run.
CNET takes a peek at the science, history and culture behind the Nobel Prize and the mysteries of the CERN supercollider at Singapore's ArtScience Museum.
For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.
Among this year's winners of the award for creativity in science are a bra that converts into a face mask, a pain index for insect stings and whether a man can father 888 children.
This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.
The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 3D Printer is so cool that CNET editor Dong Ngo needs to put on gloves to work with it.
The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 is the first stereolithography (SL) 3D printer that's cheap enough for consumers. The printer has a fascinating way of building a 3D object and can create impressive detail.
Technically Incorrect: Sir Tim Hunt, an English biochemist, appalls an audience in Korea with remarks that seem neanderthal. He later apologizes, but confesses he does have trouble with women.
Technically Incorrect: Still fighting a four-game suspension of their quarterback, the Patriots create a Web site to counter what they say is the NFL's dismissal of scientific evidence about ball deflation.
Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.