HP’s scanner captures 3-D objects without complicated lighting setups. Users place an object on the bed and extend a camera-equipped arm above it. The eight-megapixel camera snaps six shots (three exposures with and without flash), which an internal processor merges together to produce a single perfectly lit still.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.