13 Popular Shipping APIs

Shipping is the circulatory system of our global economy. And lately, it seems the doorstep is the new mall. Everybody is getting almost everything shipped, and retailers, restaurants, wholesalers, and eCommerce stores need to make sure they are using the best tools to get the job done. Developers wishing to implement shipping services into applications

Open source Spaghetti Detective AI software detects failed prints through webcam

With the majority of the world home-bound due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the open source community seems to be alive and kicking with its latest gift to 3D printing: an AI software that automatically pauses failed prints. The Spaghetti Detective (TSD) utilizes the webcam of a printer or home computer to detect when a print

Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free

During the COVID-19 pandemic, every frequently touched surface outside our home seems as dangerous as a hot pot right out of the oven. We won’t get burned if we touch it, but we might get infected with a potentially dangerous virus. A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short,

10 Top Astronomy APIs

It seems like everyone loves an Astonomy application. Developers looking to create one can choose from dozens of Applicaton Programming Interfaces, or APIs, from the ProgrammableWeb Astronomy category. There, they can find APIs that provide datasets for stars, planets, moons, satellites, space stations, and other heavenly bodies. Also available are APIs for rocket data and

Additive manufacturing at scale with the largest U.S. 3D printing facilities

What is the largest 3D printing facility in North America? It seems like a straightforward question, but depending on if you are speaking to the marketing or engineering department – the answer can differ. 3D Printing Industry takes a look behind heading grabbing phrases such as the world’s largest 3D printing factory and spoke to

First identified comet to visit our solar system from another star

When astronomers see something in the universe that at first glance seems like one-of-a-kind, it’s bound to stir up a lot of excitement and attention. Enter comet 2I/Borisov. This mysterious visitor from the depths of space is the first identified comet to arrive here from another star. We don’t know from where or when the

Deep neural networks uncover what the brain likes to see

Opening the eyes immediately provides a visual perception of the world — and it seems so easy. But the process that starts with photons hitting the retina and ends with ‘seeing’ is far from simple. The brain’s fundamental task in ‘seeing’ is to reconstruct relevant information about the world from the light that hits the

Next-Gen AR Glasses Will Require New Chip Designs

What seems like a simple task—building a useful form of augmented reality into comfortable, reasonably stylish, eyeglasses—is going to need significant technology advances on many fronts, including displays, graphics, gesture tracking, and low-power processor design. That was the message of Sha Rabii, Facebook’s head of silicon and technology engineering. Rabii, speaking at Arm TechCon 2019 in

U.S. Military, Looking to Automate Post-Disaster Damage Recognition, Seeks a Winning Formula

It seems like natural disasters are happening more and more frequently these days. Worse still, we seem ill prepared to deal with them. Even if it’s something we can see coming, like a hurricane, the path to recovery is often a confused mess as first responders scramble to figure out where to allocate resources. Remote sensing