Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.
This week we saw everything from a new iPhone battery concept designed to last a week or more, a new multi-material 3D printer from MIT that costs just $7K to build, a new bicycle tire that never goes flat, how imaging firm TB&O created an immersive web campaign for Specialized Bicycles using Luxion’s KeyShot and more…
So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.
Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.
“As a highly versatile natural energy carrier that also happens to be the most plentiful element in the universe, hydrogen has been used to power everything from cars on the road to NASA space shuttles – but could it also be the key towards squeezing more battery life out of our laptops and mobile devices in the not-too-distant future?”
“Although we’ve been seeing some incredible developments in additive manufacturing over the past year ranging from 3D printers that can print in zero-gravity environments to 3D printers that can produce high resolution objects in just minutes, it’s no secret that there’s still a lot of terrain left to be discovered in terms of one day using additive processes to create more complex multi-material assemblies…”
“It’s a problem that’s plagued riders for over a century and has even spawned an entire industry of accessories: the flat bicycle tire. Although many have come to just take flat tires in stride with a variety of fix kits or even entire tube replacements in their riding gear, the problem of a flat bicycle tire leaves a lot to be desired – for obvious reasons…”
“As the fastest road bike on the planet with wicked-cool industrial design, the new Specialized S-Works Venge is also one of the most technologically advanced bikes ever made. Needless to say, Specialized didn’t want to skimp on the marketing for this one…”
“When you get that video card upgrade and see it supports 4K resolution, your first thought may be, ‘I should be getting paid more.” Your second thought, however, is, ‘I need to replace this scrubby blur of a screen with the rich, encompassing light of a 4K monitor’…”
“Like so many other great craftsmen who are operating at the top of their game, the story of how Andrew Hibbs got started bending neon light began at a young age with skills passed down by his father David – who himself started bending light over 30 years ago…”