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Students build 3D printing vending machine

Combining 3D printing technology with the convenience and accessibility of Redbox DVD dispensers, Berkeley student entrepreneurs have built a vending machine with a seemingly infinite selection of products. The Dreambox, which now lives in Etcheverry Hall, is the first fully automated 3D-printing vending machine. Read more…

Making art out of earthquakes

Industrial engineering professor and artist Ken Goldberg discusses his latest project – an "Internet-based earthwork" called Bloom, which makes the constant low-level seismic action of the Hayward Fault near campus visible as a dynamic artwork. Read more …

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is dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, where he joined the faculty in 1995 and has served as chair of aerospace engineering since 2006. He earned his master’s and doctorate from MIT and is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and winner of an NSF CAREER Award. Pines studies structural dynamics, including smart sensors and adaptive, biologically inspired structures, aerospace vehicle controls and navigation. Pines has been active in the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office of DARPA and has held positions at Chevron, Space Tethers Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked on the Clementine Spacecraft program. Read more …