The holodeck is real, sorta (and other things we didn't cover)

Stony Brook University

Happy Monday! I hope you've managed to be at least someone somewhat functional today (case in point) after the long Thanksgiving weekend in the US. In today's GeekBytes, we check out how Samsung stress-tests its smartphones, how 3D printing could make a difference in medicine, and more. Read on, won't you?

Immerse yourself in a massive display [Stony Brook University]

Ever needed to visualize a large amount of data all at once? The Reality Deck helps you with that. The 1.5-gigapixel display covers the walls of an entire room, and helps scientists view certain kinds of information, such as historical image collections or perhaps a virtual colonoscopy. It's not quite the holodeck from Star Trek, but you can almost imagine Data and Picard taking a virtual trip back to 1960s Las Vegas. [via Gizmodo]

Need a new ear? 3D-print it! [Institute of Physics]

Scientists have created a hybrid 3D printer than can print off cartilage parts for your body. No joke. The printer uses a combination of what's called an electrospinning machine and an inkjet printer to produce a synthetic structure capable of stimulating cell growth. [via Gizmodo]

Enjoy even more Indie titles with LA Game Space [Kickstarter]

The LA Game Space is a non-profit that's working to build a center to "explore the potential and expand the possibilities of video games through residencies, exhibitions, research labs, speaker series, and workshops," and you can support it by pledging at least $15 to its Kickstarter campaign. In return, you'll get a collection of indie games from some of the biggest names in the indie gaming scene.

Samsung phones really get the bum deal during testing [BGR]

Think you’re having a bad day? Just wait until you see what the Samsung Galaxy S III has to endure during testing.

Now go give your smartphone a hug. Do it!

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