Curious Trends - Technology

16/08/2012

Hiod Sports’ innovative new communications device for cyclists

I was horrified when a man cycled past me today on a busy stretch of road in central London. He was wearing flip-flops on his feet, had iPod style headphones plugged into his ears and was riding without a crash helmet. As my doctor friends call cyclists ‘donors,’ I was more worried about the guy listening to music and not hearing the traffic than anything else – just as I am when I see cyclists chattering away on their mobile phones whilst cycling along. So it was with great interest that I opened an email from Swedish company, Hiod, about a new communication device for cyclists.

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25/06/2011

Computer printed 3D design in art and architecture


Computer generated additive manufacturing works by building up layers of material to create 3D designs, ranging from household objects and furniture, to car components - and eventually whole vehicles, houses, streets and cities. Even human tissue and food could potentially be the created by rapid prototyping technology. 3D digital design has latterly been used to replicate old fashioned objects, or employed to upcycle retro technology into futuristic conceptual art. Most fascinating of all are the possibilities for computer aided design to create life-transforming architecture and cityscapes.
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