Biohybrid Robot Living Tissue

Scientists built a biohybrid robot out of living tissue and 3D printed parts

By on July 19, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

Scientists built a biohybrid robot out of living tissue and 3D printed parts

If you’re already scared of the emergence of robots and powerful artificial intelligence, then you’re not going to like the thought of building machines out of living tissue. Scientists have built a functioning biohybrid robot made of living tissue and 3D printed parts, which is an incredible accomplishment. However, the robot prototype can only move at speeds of 0.04cm per minute right now, and it doesn’t yet have the wits that might put us in peril. More →

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Growing Artificial Heart Tissue 3D

3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

By on March 30, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

There are more than seven billion people in the world, and life expectancy keeps growing thanks to the unbelievable advancements in modern medicine. However, the human body can’t outlive its expiration date, and organs often fail and require viable replacements. But because there never seem to be enough donors around, doctors are looking at various ways to create artificial organs that are either built out of human flesh or mechanical parts, and that could replace some of our internal components.

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Star Wars BB-8 3D Printed Christmas

Do this now: 3D Print your Star Wars BB-8 Christmas decorations

By on November 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM.

Do this now: 3D Print your Star Wars BB-8 Christmas decorations

In a few weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere in cinemas across the world. Given this, we can expect the Star Wars universe to expand significantly as it adds many new characters, including a cute robot we’ve fallen in love ever since we saw him appear in the movie’s first trailers.

BB-8 is the robot in question and he has already became a hit toy with fans and has sold out in stores well before the movie’s launch.

And now, you can even 3D print your very own BB-8 Christmas decoration, using the following instructions. More →

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Brienne Tarth 3D Printing Dress

Watch: 3D printers make on-the-spot clothes for a beloved ‘Game of Thrones’ character

By on October 14, 2015 at 8:25 PM.

Watch: 3D printers make on-the-spot clothes for a beloved ‘Game of Thrones’ character

Say you’re Brienne of Tarth and you’ve just run out of armor. Would you trust scary 3D printing machines to weave a dress around you while you’re laying completely still on a giant table? Wait… that’s a silly scenario. Brienne of Tarth would never have access to 3D printers. OK, so what if you’re fashion designer Iris van Herpen looking to impress the audience by creating a 3D printed mesh dress while models are wearing your latest creations on the catwalk; would you hire actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne in Game of Thrones, to sit still on that workbench? More →

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3D Printed Wheelchair Kitten Video

Adorable video: Kitten walks again thanks to 3D-printed wheelchair

By on October 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Adorable video: Kitten walks again thanks to 3D-printed wheelchair

We can’t resist a heartwarming cat story, especially when it has a technology angle to it. In this case, IFLScience points us to a story from GlobalNews.ca about a disabled feral kitten named Cassidy who was taken in and given a chance to walk thanks to a 3D printed wheelchair created by a pair of high school students. More →

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3D Printing Nerve Tissue

Breakthrough medical discovery: 3D printing might be used to regenerate nerves

By on September 21, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Breakthrough medical discovery: 3D printing might be used to regenerate nerves

Having significantly damaged nerve tissue is bad for a lot of reasons because it doesn’t regenerate easily and it can lead to various serious medical conditions including paralysis. But many scientists are already studying ways of fixing this issue, and a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University has figured out how to use 3D printing for nerve growth. More →

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TSA Luggage Lock Master Keys

Good job, TSA: Anyone with a 3D printer can make a key that fits your luggage lock

By on September 11, 2015 at 6:35 PM.

Good job, TSA: Anyone with a 3D printer can make a key that fits your luggage lock

In spite of the many security policies it enforces, the TSA isn’t really on top of its game when it comes to guarding its own secrets. Not long ago, a publication ran a story on TSA security measures complete with a high-resolution image that showed the master luggage keys the agency uses to open locked luggage. At the time, it was believed the picture would provide enough details for anyone their own master keys – and it looks like that’s exactly what happened. Anyone with a 3D printer can download the schematics off the Internet and print their own keys.
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3D Printer

Major technological advancement yields a printer that could change the face of 3D printing

By on August 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM.

Major technological advancement yields a printer that could change the face of 3D printing

While the technology has certainly generated plenty of buzz over the past few years, 3D printing is still quite a young space. Advancements in 3D printing are coming hot and heavy — just think about how affordable this technology is now, for example. Nearly anyone with a need for a 3D printer can now purchase one for just a few hundred dollars.

But affordability is hardly the only area where huge advancements are being made in 3D printing. More →

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3D Printing Glass Video

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

By on August 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

Advanced 3D printing technology lets us quickly create various objects, including real buildings and cars, but one of the most unusual uses for 3D printing might be creating glass objects by using a unique 3D printer model. Scientists from MIT have already figured out how to put molten glass through a 3D printer and have released a video that shows the mesmerizing process of creating objects using this particular material. More →

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3D Printed Chef's Knife

3D Printing Creates High-Tech Chef’s Knife

By on June 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

3D Printing Creates High-Tech Chef’s Knife

The knife is a chef’s most important tool, yet it hasn’t changed much over the centuries.

Knife specialist NextGen believes that it’s time for knives to get a high-tech design upgrade. Ask almost any chef to show you their hand, for example, and you’ll see a callus on their index finger. Somerville, Massachusetts-based NextGen has designed a knife that aims to correct this problem.  More →

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Robotic 3D printer will ‘print’ steel bridge over Amsterdam canal

By on June 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Robotic 3D printer will ‘print’ steel bridge over Amsterdam canal

There have been 3D-printed apartment complexes and cremation urns, and now one company out of The Netherlands is planning to “print” a bridge. MX3D, a 3D printing company, developed a robotic 3D printer to construct a steel bridge over a canal in Amsterdam, reports CNET. More →

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L'Oreal 3D-Printing Human Skin

How L’Oreal wants to let you 3D print your own skin

By on May 20, 2015 at 5:37 PM.

How L’Oreal wants to let you 3D print your own skin

Have you ever just wanted to order a new batch of skin tissue on a whim? That’s apparently something that might happen in the not-too-distant future, as at least one company is researching technology that would allow it to grow human skin using 3D-printing techniques. The company in question is French cosmetics company L’Oreal, which partnered with bio-engineering start-up Organovo for the gig. More →

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3D Printing Ice Cubes

Everyone should drink whisky on the rocks with 3D printed ice cube sculptures at least once

By on April 1, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Everyone should drink whisky on the rocks with 3D printed ice cube sculptures at least once

If whiskey on the rocks is your favorite drink and you’re trying to figure out ways of making it more interesting, then you simply have to see this awesome “rocks” trick that was especially crafted for a TV commercial with help of amazing 3D printing technology. More →

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