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3D Printing

3d printed building

MIT invented a robot that can 3D-print an entire building

April 29th, 2017

3D printing has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option for creating all kinds of useful things, from chocolate to athletic shoes, and now MIT has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings, too. Given that most 3D printing takes place inside a sealed box, it might be a …


Making intricate chocolate shapes is 3D printing’s best invention

April 13th, 2017

Chocolate lovers will surely appreciate this particular innovation: A Belgian company created a 3D printer that can use melted chocolate to make any object or shape out of chocolate. That’s hardly surprising, considering that some people are building houses using 3D printers, but it definitely sounds delicious.

Biohybrid Robot Living Tissue

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

July 19th, 2016

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 …

Growing Artificial Heart Tissue 3D

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

March 30th, 2016

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 …

Star Wars BB-8 3D Printed Christmas

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

November 26th, 2015

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 …

3D Printed Wheelchair Kitten Video

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

October 14th, 2015

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 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 …

3D Printing Nerve Tissue

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

September 21st, 2015

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, …